Bailey is such a natural, I look forward to seeing what else we’ll create together as time goes by. Here she was last Sunday morning on a more secluded stretch of Pismo Beach, California. More coming soon.
Another simple fashion shot of Candice in my pennies collar and little else. This was just another test shoot to keep my mind flexing since my return from Europe. I have several projects in production right now, though am unsure if any will see a rightful conclusion.
My first official shoot with Candice was essentially a product shoot for the pennies collar I made. I’ve been in a crafty mood as of late and have felt the need to make a lot of different things. Stay tuned for more.
This is the first shoot I’ve enjoyed since returning home from Europe. More and more my work seems to be getting both simpler and darker. I’m not sure where it is going, but at least it’s not static. And thanks to the always effortless Bailey for making the time to work with me today.
One last shot of Candice from her test shoot. She is such a sweet, shy lady and incredibly hard on how she looks in images, but I felt vindicate when she saw this photo and exclaimed that she looked “hot.” Apparently she’s also the queen of understatements.
Another dark test shoot today, this time with the lovely Candice. It is rare to find a woman with high-fashion-model proportions near my home town, but she was referred to me by a friend, who it now looks like I owe a few drinks to. Candice was shy and polite, handling my dork personality with grace and ease. These photos were slightly outside of her comfort zone, and though she is incredibly hard on herself, she did enjoy the end results.
She is nervous about what people will think of these images, but I assured her there was nothing to worry about. What do you think?
Today I had an unexpected test shoot with a science major whose confidence is only a projection for a very anxious yet endearing personality. “I’m not a creative person,” she openly admitted, saying that her interest in modeling was her way of being able to take part in someone else’s creativity. She was funny and smart and sweet, enjoys wine and porn, and is comfortable with her body. The only thing out of her mouth that surprised me was when she confessed “I wouldn’t say I’m attractive, I’d describe myself as just average.” I look forward to spending more time with her and making work that conveys just how lovely she really is.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It was a supreme honor to hang out and take photos with singer/songwriter Mike Doughty in Brooklyn for issue 8 of my publication, NSFW Magazine. Read his down-to-earth, smart, and sincere interview in the issue and check out his eagerly anticipated new album!
Do you love Mike Doughty? We do, too. Check out his interview in NSFW Issue 8 and order his new album, a reworking of his classic Soul Coughing songs! This honest, sincere, outspoken artist is a testament to talent, survival, and perseverance in today’s confusing music industry.