Bienvenue! It feels like deja vu as I write that it continues to rain today but it seems like it's been raining a lot when I'm writing these posts. Fortunately no shoots got rained out this week as it was really nice. Actually my model for Monday was hoping it would rain during our shoot and it was nice and sunny, but it was exciting to shoot my first set in over a year with Why Her (formerly Melissa Whyte). It was great to catch up with Why and we hit some rad places on the westside. Tuesday was Valentine's Day and I connected with another model I haven't shot in a while, rapper Lex Lu. Loved shooting with Lex as we ran around The Compound Production House in Burbank. After that I got together with some friends and chilled out watching music videos. After getting much needed work done I finished out the week last night with a shoot that almost got rained out with Alondra Excene Shields and Phoenix Askani. Alondra and Phoenix go back a ways so that was really fun to shoot with them together.
Speaking of together, today's set with the wonderful and lovely Grey Garbo is a solo set (though Grey's cat does make an appearance) but I thought it was kind of fun to mention that Grey is connected to four girls I've now photographed that all are friends and went to high school together. Those of you paying attention know that I met Grey through Lady Krondor (high school friend number one), but recently Grey and Lady K invited me to a birthday party where I met their friends Natalie and Carlie (high school friends number two and three). I hit it off with both girls and we had some killer shoots in the woods and desert, respectively.
Today's shoot was a really fun one though. I met up with Grey at her boyfriend Ceven's gallery Arqade Studios (formerly Oddville) in Downtown Los Angeles. Grey said we could shoot all around the building so we maximized the space all the way from the downstairs gallery area to this abandoned room on the 4th floor, the roof, the office, a living space, etc. I was like a kid in a candy store and I've actually shot with Grey and one or two other people in the space since. Grey and I shot this right around Christmas (this was actually the same day we shot our Christmas set) so you'll probably notice a Christmas tree in the background of a few of the shots. I love shooting with Grey and I'm going to start doing some more projects with Arqade Studios in the near future so stay tuned, in the meantime enjoy!
Click the photo below for Grey Garbo as Tiny Dancer