This week’s model set for $5 Patreon subscribers is Kate Eff- a proud midwestern transplant to Portland. I shot with Kate in early December in a particularly strange mutated fashion. And as always on my Patreon, there’s explainer video to make the sets educational as well as entertaining!
I’ve always had a problem: I live in the Southwest- surrounded by exotic, beautiful environments like the Painted Desert- but it’s just far enough away that it’s not feasible to take a pro stylized model with me to shoot out there. Enter my daughter Maggie, who at age 8 has been in enough of Daddy’s shoots in her lifetime to finally get styled and shot way out amongst the petrified wood. Hair and makeup done by her mom/ my wife Vesna Miller. We’re going to make this a routine thing- once a month- with the goal of building up a youngster to be an ultra stylized look.
All images done with Fuji X-T2 and either the 35mm 1.4 lens or 23mm 2.0 lens.
I was in LA earlier this month and had the opportunity to shoot with a model long on my wishlist, Mckenzie Eckels. One of my gimmicks during this trip was a diffusion filter roll bought 2 years ago but never used; I was inspired to chop holes in it by 1950s Vogue photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, and we took advantage of messing up Mckenie’s makeup towards the end on the diffusion.
Another year, another Fuji upgrade- here’s my review of the X-T2 along with samples! Side note, the video itself was filmed in 4k with the X-T2.
I’ve been thinking about how to better utilize my youtube channel beyond posting my video art, and I decided it’s a good place to do gear reviews and tutorials that wouldn’t fit on my Skillshare channel. As I’m making more youtube content I’m also open to requests! Comment or message me about what kind of reviews or tutorials you’d like to see and I’ll do my best to make it happen!