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, 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
I love doing underwater photoshoots – always a challenge but the results are worth it! Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Vancouver dancer and model Mahafsoun. The very cool makeup was done by Gun Street Girl Makeup.
On a technical note – I used a Canon G9 camera with the WP-DC21 underwater housing, which allows me to use all the camera’s controls while underwater. It’s a popular camera for scuba divers too! It’s a little daunting to submerge the camera for the first time and hope that there are no leaks. So far, the housing has kept my camera safe and dry. For my next underwater shoot, I’m going to use an Olympus E-PL1 with the PT-EP01 underwater housing. I’m looking forward to testing it out!
Check out my previous underwater photoshoot for more photos and here are some tips for doing underwater photoshoots.
Makeup: Gun Street Girl Makeup Artist
Here are some photos from a recent collaboration with makeup artist Tessa Mitz. Tessa is a versatile makeup artist who I have worked with on many occasions. As you can see from these photos, she does amazing special effects work. With Halloween coming up and the new season of The Walking Dead starting this month, I thought that Zombies would be an appropriate theme!
The photos were shot on location in Vancouver. It was a lot of fun and we had a few curious onlookers during the shoot!
Zombies: Helen of Joy, Christina Martine
Victims: Dustin St Christopher, Sobie La
Hair stylists: Kyra Harley, Karly Connell
Makeup Artist: Tessa Mitz
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Here are more photos from the shoot with Aurora and Genevieve. See Part 1 here.
The idea for the shoot was to have two models – one Asian and one Caucasian - and have slightly over-the-top asian makeup based on the style of Chinese opera makeup. We shot on location at the Spectral Theatre, which was a great place for the shoot. We used both the stage and dressing room areas. I loved the creepy sci-fi and horror props that were stored in the theatre, which inspired more ideas for future shoots!
Makeup: Tessa Mitz
Here’s the first of a series featuring models Aurora and Genevieve with Chinese opera-style makeup by Tessa Mitz.
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!
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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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, who is also a makeup artist, for the awesome modeling work!
Here is Part 2 of the Harajuku-inspired fashion shoot that I did in December.
Harajuku fashion originates from Japan and gets its name from the Harajuku station in Tokyo, which is popular place to find many types of street styles, collectively called Harajuku fashion. The styles usually include colourful and crazy hairstyles, makeup and outfits.
For this shoot, I teamed up with makeup artist Mika, stylist JoAnna Keller and model Laurel. We had a lot of fun with the creative makeup and styling as you can see in photos below!
Check out Part 1: Ganguro Fashion Shoot.
When Danyella contacted me for updated headshots, I was happy to have the opportunity to work with her again. Not only is she beautiful, but she is also a talented actress and model and is a future doctor – currently a student at UBC.
I never know whether Danyella will have blond or black hair because she seems to alternate between both looks quite frequently! Either way, she is exceptionally pretty and with her brains and ambition, I am sure she will be very successful.
We did the shoot at the Studio by MikaDoesMakeup, which is a gorgeous location and wonderfully decorated. I found a parking spot close by, which was a challenge in downtown Vancouver, and brought my gear and set up, while Danyella was getting her hair and makeup done by the fabulous Mika (Mika Does Makeup) and Faye (Faye Smith Makeup and Hair Artist).
I started with the headshots against a black damask curtain, which contrasted nicely with Danyella’s blond hair. After that, we did the rest of the shoot in the massage area of the studio. I was inspired by the sheer fabric curtains, which combined with Danyella’s modeling and the great hair and makeup, made for some great shots.
Here’s a selection of the photos from the shoot:
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