It's always an interesting feeling when you know you're entering a new chapter. In this case I've been thinking a lot about where all my work is going and I know things need to pickup in a new direction so I can continue doing what I love. I hate to keep it so vague the reality is that there are no clear answers, however I hope to reveal more in the months to come. But part of the reason I wanted to bring this is up is because of today's set.
Today I have for you one of my favorite sets from one of my favorite recent adventures: my first shoot with the gorgeous Satine Phoenix. Satine and I have been circling around each other appreciating one another's work for some time until finally we got a chance to shoot together. Satine is a really interesting character having started as an illustrator, got in to porn for a short time, then leaves porn to back to illustrating and now has a rising career in the comic and art world. In addition she's been a muse for some great artists and I can fully understand why. Working with Satine was such a delight. I freaked her out a little (as happens sometimes with these adventures) when I started on our journey to our location. We wound up hitting a little traffic that made it seem like our location was forever away, but eventually we started to enter the mountains and the view so beautiful and majestic that all of her worries melted away. We headed to a hiking trail in the Santa Monica Mountains known as The Grotto. For those that don't know Satine, she's a big time Cosplayer and very well known for her elf ears so I'm glad I got to photograph her both with and without them.
Through our shoot together I was reminded that our journeys are our own. They are what we make of them. Sometimes we rise, sometimes we fall, but our stories are not written in stone and can turn at any moment. For now nothing will change here but follow along on my journey and I hope throughout the rest of 2016 that I have a few surprises in store. For now enjoy Phoenix Rising
Click the photo below and take a journey with this woodland creature