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Rainbow and Lace Photoshoot

May 25th, 2012 No comments

I’m fortunate to have worked with many amazingly talented people in Vancouver, including makeup artists, hair stylists, models, photographers, stylists and designers. It's a great pleasure to have the opportunity to collaborate and create beautiful images with such talented people!

Here are some photos from a recent photoshoot with model Lily and makeup artist Mika - both of whom are beautiful, talented and great to work with!

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Fashion Designs by Von Monica Couture

April 30th, 2012 4 comments

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!

Sugar Skull Inspired Makeup

April 10th, 2012 No comments

This photoshoot was about phobias, fears and the subconscious mind, featuring the body painting artwork of Meghan Thomas (Megs War Paint) with model Claudia Rylie.

The body painting included UV fluorescent paint as well as non-UV paint. To capture both types, I used black lights mixed with strobes. To make the UV paint glow, I used six 40 watt fluorescent black light tubes, and a 400 watt UV cannon. I surrounded Claudia with the black light tubes, and positioned the UV cannon to the right of the camera, in front of the Claudia.

I also used strobes to light the fog and Claudia's face or highlight the body painting. The strobes were White Lightnings with grids and reflectors, triggered with CyberSyncs.

To see more photos from this shoot, check out this set on Flickr (Warning: some of the photos are marked as "moderate" on Flickr due to partial nudity). Here is a video slideshow from the shoot (Warning: partial nudity - not safe for work).

Spooky

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Soundtrack: Dreamland 2011 by Crock

I have worked with Meghan many times and love her creativity and artistic skill. Claudia was a great model to work with, especially under the challenging conditions of black light body painting. There was about 4 hours of body painting before the shoot, then a variety of unconventional lighting set-ups, many requiring her to to be very still due to the slow shutter speeds required for the UV photography. I love the moody look of the photos that worked well with theme of the mysteries of the mind!

 

 

 

 

 

 
This photoshoot was about phobias, fears and the subconscious mind, featuring the body painting artwork of Meghan Thomas (Megs War Paint) with model Claudia Rylie.

The body painting included UV fluorescent paint as well as non-UV paint. To capture both types, I used black lights mixed with strobes. To make the UV paint glow, I used six 40 watt fluorescent black light tubes, and a 400 watt UV cannon. I surrounded Claudia with the black light tubes, and positioned the UV cannon to the right of the camera, in front of the Claudia.

I also used strobes to light the fog and Claudia's face or highlight the body painting. The strobes were White Lightnings with grids and reflectors, triggered with CyberSyncs.

To see more photos from this shoot, check out this set on Flickr (Warning: some of the photos are marked as "moderate" on Flickr due to partial nudity). Here is a video slideshow from the shoot (Warning: partial nudity - not safe for work).

Spooky

Click to view video slideshow (Warning: partial nudity)

Soundtrack: Dreamland 2011 by Crock

I have worked with Meghan many times and love her creativity and artistic skill. Claudia was a great model to work with, especially under the challenging conditions of black light body painting. There was about 4 hours of body painting before the shoot, then a variety of unconventional lighting set-ups, many requiring her to to be very still due to the slow shutter speeds required for the UV photography. I love the moody look of the photos that worked well with theme of the mysteries of the mind!

 

 

 

 

 

 
Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Blanche MacDonald student makeup artist Hannah Journey. The beautiful makeup was inspired by the sugar skull imagery from the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Thanks also to Carole Méthot, tadalafil who is also a makeup artist, for the awesome modeling work!

Beauty Makeup Shoot

July 4th, 2010 1 comment

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Here's a video slideshow with images from a shoot with model and hairstylist Candy. Click here to see the video on your iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad. Candy is great to work with and puts a lot of intensity into her modeling. Click here to view some of my previous shoots with Candy.

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