Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.
Location shoots are a good change from the studio, purchase and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.
Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.
Makeup: Tessa Mitz
Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard
Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews
Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver
Monica Fraser, the head designer of Von Monica Couture, contacted me to photograph two of her designs. I had previously photographed her beautiful peacock motif collection, and love her work. Each piece is hand-made, meticulously designed, one-of-a-kind clothing. There’s a story behind each one — the fabric, the inspiration and the work that goes into each detail.
Danyella Angel was gorgeous in the leopard print top, black dress and makeup by Kym Davidson. A special thanks to Mika of The Studio By Mika Does Makeup for hosting us during the makeup and hair styling!
It was a pleasure to work with such talented people. We were also fortunate to have a beautiful Spring day – a rarity in April in rainy Vancouver!
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