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…

Marketing and Media at KBB

Marketing and Media at KBB

  On February 22, 2016 the production team and I arrived at the Kelly Blue Book offices in Irvine, CA at about 6am. We had three interviews scheduled with key individuals in the company that day. This was a follow up shoot. We shot several other interviews a couple months earlier along with the Upper Diamond marketing company in Los Angeles.   We have an efficient team that works well together. It consists of a director, producer, DP, camera operator, gaffer, grip and sound engineer. At this point we would…

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…

Gritty in the City with Lucky 13

Gritty in the City with Lucky 13

   Shot on a rare rainy day in Alhambra. We needed to quickly capture a day in the life of a custom car builder. To create a sense of being immersed in the lifestyle, we pulled back the color so that it feels as though you are remembering being there rather than watching it happen in real time. This is just one of the many branded content pieces we shot last year for Lucky 13 Apparel.   Get Some! www.Lucky13.com

Deadly Fashion with a She Demon!

Deadly Fashion with a She Demon!

   I’ve spent a lot of time at the Junker Designs studio lately. On this particular day we had Alicia Vigil, bass player of the She Demons on model duty. We knocked out a few quick outfit changes and got some great shots. Just keeping it simple with one octabox. Photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow the Crew on Instagram: Clothing: @todjunker Model: @aliciavigil Makeup by: @carathecorpse Me: @glitterpimp