I shoot Malena last Friday, for fashion stylists Naomi Shimomura and Shaina Rivera who are prepping their portfolios. We started on the beach in Santa Monica, and ended up at a home in the Pacific Palisades. These are a few quick out takes while the ladies pick their selects.
I experimented with a few different post processing looks because Naomi and Shaina wanted an antique soft look for the final edits. So I threw these together for them.
I photographer Carla a few weeks ago in Venice, CA. We squeezed all my gear around here living room furniture and tiptoed around shooting for a couple of hours. Carla is a resent transplant from Vegas who has been acting and modeling. Here's a little YouTube video for you. It is always great to work with a confident actor who has modeling experience. They know how their bodies work, take direction and work with it creatively. Carla was fantastic, not only did we nail each look, but we geek talked most of the night, she used to work in a comic book store (my people).
I shot Ning last month in Torrance, CA at her friends place, which took me a while to find, but I made it on time with a little help. We shot for a couple of hours at a break neck pace, Ning has been modeling for a few years, and it was almost tough to keep up with her. She just landed a Part in J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel film and needed headshots.