There are so many things I want to say about my favorite kiwi Em Wafer. The first time Em and I actually met in person I could feel my jaw drop to the ground at how gorgeous she was. I had seen a few photos but anything I had seen didn't really do justice to the warm vibrations this woman gives off. The only thing I could really say gave me a true indication of the woman I met is her style of painting: chaotic, colorful, meticulous, and free. On the first night we met in person we stood in the middle of The Gabba Gallery over by the bathrooms and pontificated whether the couple that had been in there together were in fact having sex. That's when I knew we'd be close. Of course we then went on to a have a photo adventure that took us to my first time at Lake Dolores Waterpark and then on to Las Vegas. Not long after that Em returned to her life in New Zealand. We started talking regularly and when she told me she'd be returning to LA I was stoked. I posted the first set from her return about a month ago and today I wanted to post the second.
For our second shoot Em and I headed to another abandoned location that would be my first time visiting: The old Norco Power Station in Norco, California. We had a bit of a late start to the day because of some unforeseen traffic and a quick detour to pick up art supplies. We didn't arrive at Norco until twilight but fortunately I had brought my tripod and we were able to do some killer long exposures once the sun went down. It was wonderful to spend some time with Em as she expressed to me her desire to move to America, her upcoming solo show at The Gabba Gallery, and a variety of other topics. Em is such a sweet soul. We were both also excited I got the chance to shoot her in my American flag vest. Overall we had a great time and I'm excited I will get the chance to photograph her again soon during her next visit.
Click the photo below for a typical American adventure with Em Wafer