Fear is a very interesting emotion in how psychological it can be and our responses to it. Even our desire for it at time. Last night while doing some Lyft driving after the bars let out I was giving a ride to a full car of passengers . I was driving down a fairly straightaway type road in West Hollywood half-listening to my music and half-listening to the conversation the three girls in the back were having about someone's ex and how some other girl was making everything about her while the male friend sits next to me on his phone aka a fairly typical Saturday night post-bar ride. Seemingly out of nowhere I see a set of lights pointing straight at my car. I quickly identify that a drunk drive has taken a slight detour and is barreling towards the front left corner of my car where I conveniently am located at the moment and definitely would have taken the point of impact. Instincts kicked in and I swerved out of the way narrowly missing this car. I'm not speaking hyperbole when I say last night I almost died. My response? Dropped the passengers off and went about my day. It's clearly on my mind but I wouldn't say fear has entered my mind at all.
Conversely I felt like I was in a horror film when Lauryn Ipsum and I embarked on our shoot for today's set. I love night shoots so when the amazing Lauryn Ipsum and I made some plans for a new shoot I chose a return to Millard Falls. I had never been to Millard Falls at night so what is normally a half mile walk from the parking lot through the woods to the waterfall turned in to a two mile hike from the base of the mountain where the gate was closed. We hiked on up the road in and down in to the depths of the fog. No danger ahead and yet I will say my heart was racing a bit. As our shoot started I was put at ease as shooting with Lauryn is always so magical. The shoot wound up turning in to mostly nudes which I have to give Lauryn extra props for as it got pretty fucking cold the closer we got to the waterfall and at one point she insisted in even entering the waterfall area. The results are absolutely breathtaking so please enjoy and be thankful I got to post this set today as opposed to being in the hospital or potentially the morgue.
Click the photo below for the nocturnal woodland creature known as Lauryn Ipsum