Em Wafer - Waterpark

Those that follow my social media know that I've been on a new mural with Angelina Christina in Santa Monica.  Lots of cool happenings between that and a few new shoots but it takes me away from this site and I just hope I give you enough wonderful things to check out to keep you coming back, but for those that don't feel satiated please make sure to follow me on my social media links including my Instagram in the sidebar.

Adventures!  I love a good adventure.  I'm often asked about my studio work and really I don't have much at all because A) I don't have a studio and B) I don't want to be in a studio.  I love to go out and shoot in the world.  There are so many interesting places to explore and I want to go to all of them and take photographs.  Whenever I hear about a new place I almost always immediately try to get a model and go but sometimes and for some reason it doesn't always work out for a while.  At a certain point I heard about an abandoned waterpark out towards Las Vegas and I knew I had to go.  Six months went by where for one reason or another I could make it out there.  I was most disappointed but I knew that when the right person came along we would shoot there.

Fast forward a few months and I find out that the talented painter Em Wafer would be coming to visit LA all the way from New Zealand.  Em and I connected on social media and agreed to shoot something together.  I saw from Em's pictures that she was very pretty and figured we'd do something low key for an afternoon or something.  The night I actually met Em was the night of the Brit Week show at The Gabba Gallery which included a collaboration I did with Kodex.  Em and I really connected right away and I could tell there was something really special about her, not to mention that she was even more beautiful than her pictures indicated.

I asked Em what her schedule was like and if I could whisk her away to the abandoned waterpark just over 2 hours away.  The answer was an ecstatic yes and I knew that our shoot would be amazing.  Em and I have become really close friends since her visit and over the course of her short trip did three photo shoots.  Em bursts with energy and passion.  Em is also one of the most heartfelt subjects I have ever had the pleasure of photographing.  I plan to spread out the other shoots but I couldn't wait any longer to present you our shoot at Rock-a-Hoola aka Lake Dolores Waterpark.  The waterpark itself did not disappoint either with killer abandoned structures everywhere covered in graff and nostalgia.  We happened to go on an incredibly windy day that I think only added to the fantasy of our adventure.

Click the photo below for an adventure with the cute kiwi Em Wafer

   Em Wafer - Waterpark

Em Wafer - Waterpark