In recent years I've just found I like celebrating holidays in my own way. I'm not much for bars or clubs but I'm very invested in a good time! That's why when TheElephantPink aka Rali Mladenova hit me up about collabing on another project during Halloween weekend I was all in. After working with Rali on our vampire shoot I really wanted to introduce her to the Lil' Witch Lina Savanna. Rali had mentioned wanting specifically to do a blacklight shoot with full body makeup. Being a location photographer is really always my top interest but sometimes a studio would come in handy. I needed a location we would have some relative privacy since Lina would be nude for several hours including both the time for makeup and the shoot itself. We also needed somewhere that had a relatively indoor kind of feel so the blacklight didn't just get lost in the openness. So we headed to one of my favorite locations: Rock-a-Hoola aka Lake Dolores Waterpark.
Previous to this shoot I never really worked with blacklight much before plus I also bought a few other lights so Rali and I did some test shots in my apartment. I decided to include all the test and BTS shots from this shoot since they came out pretty dope. It gives you a little glance in to the work Rali and I did prepping the shoot. I had a great time working with Rali on this project and she is such a sweetheart that I hope we can work on more projects together in the future (though she's recently moved to Seattle so who knows when). The three of us had an amazing shoot with no trouble. I'm very lucky that Lina moves quickly when shooting because it was cold once the sun went down and Lina had already been nude for about 2 hours getting the makeup done so I only had about an hour to shoot with her but the results were certainly worth it. Enjoy!
Click the photo below for our Lil' Skeleton Lina Savanna