Portraits of Brock O Hurn!

I had no idea who Brock O’Hurn was but if you’re a lady or have lady-parts, you probably know who he is and have seen him tie his hair in a bun.
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This was all news to me, but his agency contacted me a few weeks ago and I took that burly man to the woods and made some pictures.
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Spoiler/Panty Dropper: He’s a really nice dude who’s involved in a lot of charity and activist work.  He did try to benchpress me a few times but I think that sort of thing just comes with the territory.  He doesn’t need my help dropping him links, but here it is anyways.
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Tutorial Videos, and Oh Yea, Hello, Again.

Shall we address the big, social media-averse elephant in the room?  If you’re wondering when the last time I posted a blog was, you’re not alone.  I’m not entirely sure either.  It was easily a year ago (maybe more?).  So lame.  I know, I know.
YouTube is a total mystery to me, I feel like I understand the shit out of Vimeo,(warning, this link is R rated) but YouTube–totally lost.  In an effort to embrace the unknown, however, I’ve added a couple new videos to my channel if you’re interested in checking out a little of the way I work and hearing my sweet southern accent. (sigh, embarrassing)
First Video: people ask me a lot about my retouch methods, and I think what a lot of people like is that I try to keep skin and retouching as real as possible and still keep people looking good.  Basically, I go by this rule: Blemishes we remove, skin we leave in.  In other words, keep the integrity of skin which is interesting and personal and get rid of problems that would distract.  After that there’s some business about curves and such, but overall it’s a pretty good primer on my methods in post.  BONUS! It’s a dude!  Right?! I know, crazy. I’ve been shooting a lot of mens’ portraits lately and it’s been a fantastic break from the norm.
Secondly I did a What’s In My Bag video for a portrait shoot.  I keep it pretty barebones and like to travel light, but you’ll get a feel for my kit.  Plus I got a sweet new orange camera bag that I kind of love.
When you have a few minutes check these videos out and subscribe.  I’d like to start being more active with tutorial videos such as these and hope you’ll join me on the way.

Tiina, from Kismet Management in DTLA

Sophie, for LA Models

Check Out Some New Work On The Juxtapoz Blog

Check out Hannah and Natalie camped out at a hotel in Silver Lake.  Juxtapoz was kind enough to feature these images on their Erotica blog this week and I’m excited to pass them on.  I’ve been sitting on them a while trying to find an appropriate outlet for them and I feel like this is a perfect venue.

Hannah and Natalie

Click the photo to go directly to Juxtapoz

These are NSFW, so use discretion.  Or not.

I hope everyone’s 2014 is rolling right along.  See you soon.

Here We Go, 2014

This is the time of year for best intentions, right?  Fresh starts, new running shoes, blank journals, and 12 resolutions, 8 of which I’ll achieve.

A month ago I decided not to buy anything for anyone this Christmas, and instead, spend that hard earned money on a new video-specific camera for myself.  Here’s the first product from said camera.

This was Kara Kaye’s first time on video and my first time using this camera and I was thrilled with us both.

Enjoy your day off, your low grade hangover, your black eyed peas, and some hair of the dog, should that be necessary.

Flat World, A New Photo Series

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Architectural photography is not my strong suit, but I have some familiarity with the artform.  One of the most important aspects of architecture (or cooking, synchronized swimming, sculpture etc) is an overall intentionality and purpose in the design.  I feel like those aspects have been lost in the wave of sub/urban sprawl, a glut of self-storage facilities and forgettable big-box architecture that fulfills only the most basic of structural requirements.  I began exploring these ideas photographically not only in and around LA, but in Nashville and Memphis as well.  The following series tries to capture the feeling of sub/urban malaise, the oppression of a walled-in life, and the overall melancholy of living in the midst of disposable architecture.

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The title Flat World came about after noticing that my cellphone camera flattens space and distance at times, so absurdly, that it takes away any sense of depth at all, creating a flat, one dimensional image.  Click any photo to take you to the collection.

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Caroline

I’ve been sloppy about my posts lately.  This summer is BANGING, and I would never complain about how great it’s been, but it leaves little time for the fun stuff, like writing long-winded opinion pieces on current events and pop culture.  Hopefully we can revisit some of that long-winded ranting soon.

Here’s a few pictures of Caroline from a recent shoot.

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Click for more photos of Caroline.

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Click any photo to see more.  See you guys soon!

Courtney

Got a chance to work with Courtney for a shoot with Denim Refinery about a month ago and we hit it off so well I drug her into the woods and made her try on lots of different outfits. It’s just how I show my affection.

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Click to see more.

 

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You can’t see all the deer in the background, but we were pretty much surrounded.

 

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Deer are just horses with horns, by the way.

You guys be safe over the 4th.  Buuuuuut, if you’re not into that idea, I’m dying to shoot a good Roman Candle war on the beach in Santa Monica.  Get in touch.

 

 

Rope/Water/Latex Zine On Sale This Week Only

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Rivi in Latex

The Rope/Water/Latex Zine featuring Rivi Madison is on sale this week for only $2.00 per digital copy.  You can’t even park for $2, and I guarantee this is more enjoyable.  Click the link below to check it out.

Rope Latex Water

Rope Latex Water

A collection of photos by Los Angeles fashion photographer Chris Fitzgerald and model Rivi Madison exploring erotica, fetish, rope, latex and water. 32 pages, color and black and white photography. 18+

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