The above image was created with the stunning Melissa Miko, a motorsports model and racer. Melissa and I connected while I was working on a project recently and created a number of stunning images together. There were many other aspects to the shoot that I will be able to share at a later time.
But, while on this shoot I was able to create this shot. It’s actually a recreation of a similar shot I did nearly two years ago. I’ve been interested in redoing this image for sometime to once again have it in my portfolio. It just happened to work out that I was able to do it during a separate shoot with someone with an incredible figure like Melissa.
Obviously I was having a lot of fun with silhouettes and the sunset that day. Melissa was a great model, and simply laughed when I asked “gettin’ bored standing here while I do these?”.
So much fun. I look forward to shooting with her in the future.
I also recently shot with Jenny, a model and good friend that I met last year doing fashion shows in Hollywood.
This was a quick snap I took when Jenny was joking around during the shoot. I love working with this girl. We always have fun, she’s always willing to go along with wacky ideas I have, too – but I’m pretty sure it’s only because she trusts my judgment as a photographer. Either way, we always have a great time.
This photo I absolutely love.
I NEVER have photos of myself from a shoot, unless it’s one I take with people afterward. So the fact that Nick took this shot of me and my friend Adam while we were shooting really means a lot to me. It’s blurry, with yellow light.. but it’s hand held with available tungsten light. And it’s perfect because this exactly how I looked if you were watching me that morning.
Here’s another shot that Nick took while I was reviewing the images with Jenny. We were going over what worked and what didn’t every few minutes as we tried different things. Honestly, I’m not sure how people did this in the film days, haha. I love digital.
Another image of me, Jenny, and Adam between shots. Talking about different ideas/changes to the images we were creating that morning.
Anddd the standard “Me and Jenny” shot we always take at our shoots. Overall we had a great morning and a lot of fun at the shoot. It had been far too long since working with her and, among other things, it was great to catch up. My race coverage has kept me so swamped the last six months that I didn’t realize how long it had been since seeing so many of the people I used to work with constantly.
It’s been a crazy summer so far. And things are continuing to get more and more interesting for me. We’ll see how the next four months go. A lot of things are changing right now – but you guys know me… I’m always optimistic.
Check back late this week as I start updating my portfolio with larger versions of images that have appeared in my blog, and new work of mine from the last three months of race events, and photoshoots!