Video: Junker Designs for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Video: Junker Designs for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

  I was recently enlisted by friend and owner of Junker Designs, Tod Waters to shoot and edit a promo piece for Jane Goodall’s Roots&Shoots program. I already had some B-roll in the can from an artist profile piece that I’m making about Tod so all we had to do was shoot the stand up segment that morning. I’m not entirely sure what this program is all about, but it has something to do with an event in London and this piece will be featured at that event.   This…

Photo Session: We Start Wars

Photo Session: We Start Wars

  There’s a new band in town! I recently had the opportunity to photograph LA band We Start Wars. Featuring Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper, Alicia Vigil of Vigil of War/She Demons, Seana, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett of Femme Fatale and Lindsay Martin, we had a fantastic day of shooting. The day required a few setups both indoors and out. Posing 6 people at once was a challenge at times, but everything worked out great in the end.   The main promo photo was shot on a red seamless background…

Photo Story: She Used to Model

Photo Story: She Used to Model

As a working photographer and content creator in Los Angeles, I often work with interesting people in a variety of situations. Sometimes I know their names, sometimes I don’t and there are scenarios in which the only time I will ever actually see that person is on the day of the shoot and then never again. It’s the nature of the business. You show up, get the job done and then go home. Hanging out and starting up a friendship isn’t part of the deal. Sounds strange I know, but…

For the Love of Latex Photography

For the Love of Latex Photography

For many years I have documented latex fashion in Los Angeles and around the world. I’ve had the pleasure of working with talented designers, models, enthusiasts and collectors in the genre. Latex is the type of fashion that people become passionate about. It’s about the look, the feel and even the smell of the clothing. It is often referred to as the ‘second skin’. This week I had the opportunity to photograph latex fashion model Rubber Dahlia and she definitely considers latex to be a huge passion of hers as…

Love Kills in Fashion Video

Love Kills in Fashion Video

  For many years it has been my job to create original content whether it be visual, audible or both at the same time. Still photography will always have a place in the lexicon of media, but video is now an all important marketing and advertising tool on social media platforms. Images must move these days.   With that in mind, I have made many promotional videos for the fashion industry. Most of them start out as behind the scenes footage during a photo shoot. In these situations, time and…

Photo Story: Shots Fired from a Digital Machine

Photo Story: Shots Fired from a Digital Machine

A couple Fridays ago I headed downtown to do a quick photo shoot with Jessica Nicole of Peepshow Clothing and local LA fashion model Erin Kennedy (@theerinkennedy). It was a quick and easy setup, one white wall and one photo strobe with a softbox. After a series of homemade tacos and guacamole to fuel up, it was time for the shoot. Oh, and don’t forget cocktails mixed by @rocknrollbartenders. Jessica had prepared some new pieces including custom designed fringe dresses featuring the graphics of David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust) and Marilyn…

The Best Photography Job in the World is Mine!

The Best Photography Job in the World is Mine!

I have the best job in the world! Being a provider of creative services, I get to work in all kinds of situations with all sorts of people, doing all kinds of creative things. This particular day was no exception. Tanya Danielle and I are old friends and have been shooting together on a monthly basis for over 10 years now. Tanya has a private client that asked for a set of photos of her in a red dress with film noir style lighting. I’m not sure what the point of the red dress was…

All I Want for Xmas is a Peepshow!

All I Want for Xmas is a Peepshow!

   It was supposed to be just another Xmas party until the Frito Pie showed up. Down at the Junker Designs studio in Los Angeles a nice pre-Xmas fashion party was in full swing. It was a joint effort between Junker Designs and peepshow Clothing. Guests were invited to food, drink, good times, live screen printing and custom cutting of clothing. Tod Waters of Junker and Jessica Nicole of Peepshow provided three killer models (Elle Audra, Erika Young and Saraontheinternet) for me to photograph throughout the day.    In between…

Junker Designs Halloween Shoot

Junker Designs Halloween Shoot

   There are times when you can just make it up as you go. First, we’ll shoot the two models in hooded shrugs and the underwear, then we’ll pour fake blood out of this zombie head prop onto one of them. The great thing is, those in the moment ideas usually work. At least we tried it. It would have been disappointing to not get this shot.    The somewhat difficult part of the idea was figuring out the most efficient way to back light the liquid in a tight…