June of 2013, I shot with at the time a complete stranger for my Stripped Down project. I was blown away with her personality and posing ability. We talked off and on for the past 3 years about another shoot. But schedules and life got in the way and it took 3 years for it to finally happen. The shoot we talked about doing finally came together completely last minute and unplanned. Welcome to the best kept modeling secret in Austin, TX.
Social media allows us to connect instantaneous with people all over the world. Complete strangers at least half the time. Then somehow, that person is standing before you while getting ready for their photoshoot. You learn their story; about their life, children, job, thought processes, etc. Lexa is a prime example of a complete stranger that has an amazing story to her life that I had the honor to photograph. Enjoy.
One of the things I love most about photography is working with other photographers. One of my fellow photogs needed to use my space for a boudoir shoot…and my camera and lighting set up. I love lighting. Natural available light. Studio strobed lighting. And mixing the two. Here are a couple frames I shot during lighting set up and wardrobe changes.
A couple months back, I got to catch up and work with Mabel again. We stuck with one outfit (which she actually showed up wearing) and some more of that amazing daylight through the windows.
One of the most amazing things about the photography community is creating connections with amazing photographers. And what is even more amazing is when these connections turn in to friendships. Over the past year, I have become close friends with AD Series. When he comes in to town, my home and studio space is always open for him. He has been shooting for a series called Saturate for a while now. AD has allowed me to shoot from a different perspective than he is shooting. Here are some of my favorites from my vantage point behind the glass…
One of the joys as a photographer is revisiting older shoots with a fresh set of eyes and a different editing approach. Like my previous post about this shoot with Abigale, we had set up a time frame to create these images. Unfortunately some last minute changes to plans forced us to shoot and create much faster than originally anticipated. Here are some new edits from this shoot. I am sure there will be trickling in to your feed before too long…
Thanks to the wonderful world of social media and the algorithms that are used to inevitably connect us all, I met Bailey Kay. Former Marine, mother, artist, tattooer and all around bad ass. We are talking about more shoots in the near future that will show you the amazing diversity she possesses as a model.
Every time I get to shoot on a sunny day in my home/studio, I am in love with every image that is produced. The light that floods this location is nothing short of amazing. Enjoy these images with the amazing Violet Lux….