So so so so so many lovely ladies today with nine new sets including three multi-muse sets! Time is going by so fast this year. I’ve can’t believe we’re already halfway in to March. I have a cold this week so that’s a bummer but tomorrow I’m planning on making the journey to Lake Elsinore to see the Super Bloom. SoCal so rarely gets its rain but when it does (plus a few other conditions) like this year then the fields are littered with wild flowers including the poppies. Two years ago I got a chance to do my one and only shoot with Mandee Leslie in the superbloom in Antelope Valley so I’m stoked to do it again. Keep your fingers crossed my cold is gone by then.
First up we have a new set with Sister Bonez. The good Sister has really been one of my absolutely favorite Muses to work with over the past year. She always has killer looks, poses, great ideas, etc. It’s been so rainy here lately that I was a bit worried we might get rained out but luckily the worst we got was a sprinkle during the opening portion of our shoot in Pomona. We shot some cool urban stuff and then Sister Bonez treated me to a cup of a coffee at this cool Mexican coffee place called Mi Cafecito Coffee where we both got marzipan lattes with oat milk. They were seriously to die for. After that we headed to a beautiful botanical garden for the second leg of our shoot. I had never been to this particular botanical garden so it was fun to check out. They had some really interesting structures and art pieces. We also caught some sunset vibes that really brought out our best. Finally we spent the third part of our shoot over at the bartending school where Sister Bonez learned to mix drinks. We shot some photos and a short video of her doing some mixology and then took some sexy photos in their Playboy themed bathroom. As usually we got a lot accomplished and had a blast doing it.
Up next is a new set with long-time muse Lina Savanna and she brought her friend Hollixberri. Lina and I are good friends and text as friends do. She told me her friend Holli was visiting her from out of town so I offered up the idea of shooting with the two of them. I figured it would be a fun, low-key, hang out with the homegirl and her homegirl kind of situation. Of course it was all of those things but also much more! They ladies put together some great looks and really brought the fire. I absolutely loved the energy Holli brought to the shoot and I hope she comes and visits again. We started our day in Chinatown kind of just exploring around. We really hit a highlight when we found this practically abandoned shopping center near where we had parked. After that we travelled to nearby Elysian Park where Lina showed us a part of the park I had never seen before. It was a bit cold and windy but we powered through and even got a shot of a wandering coyote. Finally as it got a bit too cold for shooting we made our way to Holli’s AirBnB where we shot some fun and sexy lingerie looks. Major fun vibes on this shoot.
For our third set I’d like to welcome back someone near and dear to my heart, the lovely Chelsea Hanes. Portland-based Chelsea was in town visiting so we made some plans to catch up and do a little shoot at one of my favorite spots, Stoney Point. Chelsea adorned herself in rose petals and cannabis leaves (courtesy of Aesthetic Cataclysm). Chelsea always brings the Goddess vibes but this was really on a whole other level. We kept the shoot relatively short due to weather conditions but still got in a full set’s worth of amazing shots. Not too much else to say about the shoot other than that it was magical and we found a graffiti sign telling us the point at which no muggles were allowed past.
From Green Goddess to Rock Goddess we have a new set with Alicia Vigil. Fresh off of a European Tour with her band Vigil of War, Alicia Vigil is back with our second set together. I wanted to really switch gears with Alicia from our first set in the woods, so I took her to maybe my favorite spot to shoot, Angels Gate Bunkers. Not surprisingly, Alicia really brought it with some cool looks and a fun interaction with the environment. Going to The Bunkers with a new person is always a wild experience and makes me feel like Hammond on the helicopter turning to the others and say, “Welcome to Jurassic Park.” After the Bunkers we stopped by The Korean Bell of Friendship for a few more dope shots. Really been loving working with Alicia and hoping for another rad shoot in the near future.
Spooky girl love continues with a KILLER new set featuring the lovely Lady Krondor. Lady Krondor have had some of my favorite shoots when we’ve shot in her various homes. In Lady Krondor’s current place we shot our last set in her home photo studio and once again decided to make some work there. Part of the inspiration was that our mutual friend Necro Natalie painted this spooky backdrop for her. We had a fun time playing around and then ventured out to the mean streets of West Hollywood so shoot a bit more. Sometimes the best shoots are the simplest ones.
I feel my heart swelling as honestly this series of sets covers some of my favorite humans including Fablechan. Fable and I have been talking about a new set since our last set but it’s been way a bit too chilly since our schedules really only like up for late afternoon/evening shoots. Luckily we found a slightly warmer day. Once again I headed down to deep Orange County for our shoot. We started off in this cool woodlandish park for a very glamorous look. When we were coming out of the park we met some guy from Arizona that REALLY wanted to show us his photos he had taken of girls in bikinis. We probably would have talked with him more but we were racing the sun to our next spot just outside of a cool drain pipe tunnel. We did a drain pipe tunnel in our last shoot but I will always been down for things off the beaten path. The little area outside the tunnel had some fun graff including a Rick and Morty piece but inside the tunnel was for me where the real magic happened. We finished off the shoot with some nighttime park stuff including a bit of nudie time. I’m sure as the weather gets nicer there will be more nudity for all my pervy followers.
Up next is a mini set with my loves Miss Chaos and Liza. Sometimes I shoot sets simply because I have plans with my friends that are also my Muses and why not? Well on this very evening the three of us headed to Bar Sinister’s newish event appropriately named Wednezdays. We shot some cute photos in the bar, I almost lost my glasses, the night was a little crazy and then we went back to Miss Chaos’ place where she busted out the whip and paddle on Liza. Pretty typical evening.
So when I say all the Goddesses, this next set might take the cake. Brittny Nicole hit me up asking if I’d like to tag along with her on a shoot for her friend Adrienne’s brand Little Black Diamond in San Diego. Of course my answer was yes so we made our way down to San Diego (which means “A Whale’s Vagina”). This wasn’t technically my shoot, which is always a weird situation as I don’t like to step on other’s toes, nor do I allow people to take photos on my shoots, but it was a really chill time. The shoot happened at this cool psychedelic art bar called Kilowatt in the neighborhood of Ocean Beach. There was something like 8-10 girls on the shoot and one main photographer so Brittny and I started shooting in spots while she wasn’t being used and other models that weren’t being used at the time followed. Adrienne and I clicked right away as Brittny had been telling both of us about each other for a while. Adrienne and all the girls were super stoked to have me there and we had a really cool time. I wasn’t sure if this should be a solo set with guests or a multi-muse set but ultimately I decided that this was still Brittny’s journey and if I ever shoot with any of these girls again (which I plan to) then of course this set will be listed on their pages. I really think my story isn’t even doing this set justice so just go check out the photos.
And to wrap things up is a new solo set with Miss Chaos. It seems like every time I post a set with Miss Chaos that it’s actually two sets but she’s one of my closest homegirls. Despite her namesake, Miss Chaos actually really helps me keep my sanity. She’s a loving, supportive friend, a great Muse, and an ear for me to vocalize my thoughts, good or bad. One of our mutual loves is for abandoned places. Back in the Fall she found on Instagram photos of an an abandoned airplane in Ontario, CA (just about an hour outside of my place in Highland Park). It was a little tough for our schedules to get out there until now but we finally did last week and it was WELL WORTH IT. We got some directions how to find the place from an awesome artist on Instagram named Chuck Hodi who had been there before. Once we arrived it was actually really easy to find (like too easy). Not only did we find the plane but there were actually TWO PLANES! We had an awesome shoot and no one bothered us. This was by far the easiest and yet strangest abandoned shoot I think I’ve ever done. I mean two abandoned planes in the middle of a small airport and not one person told us to leave (big ups to Ontario Airport I guess!) After that we found a cool little park to shoot in and Miss Chaos rocked her 90’s No Doubt look while we played on a kids playground. Afterward we stopped for the delicious marzipan coffee at the same Mexican coffee shop that Sister Bonez took me to in the beginning of the set. Everything truly comes full circle. Until next time, enjoy!