Sunday, October 28, 2012


model: catherine alter
stylist: erin valeria
assistant stylist: bernadette ament
videographer: andreas  damianides

I collaborated with erin again on a mini marie antoinette-inspired period piece a few weeks ago and was lucky enough to work with the lovely cat alter, who was, among other things, such a trooper -- she got a call from her agent while in the middle of hair and makeup about an audition later that day (and let us spray paint her hair silver anyway). After the call, we all jumped into high gear, finished up hair and makeup, hopped in the car, and drove down to exposition park to shoot amongst the roses. Once on location, we only had about an hour to shoot, but everyone worked so well together, and I'm really happy with how everything turned out. Also, don't forget to check out the cool behind the scenes video andreas made (I posted it at the end of the page!)

A cool behind the scenes video thanks to the wonderful andreas damianides:

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I've been in a pretty large photoslump lately, and I'm not quite sure how to get out of it. Everything just seems too pretty, too nice. It's frustrating. I don't think I know how to produce uglypretty work, just prettypretty. When I went out with Alexis today to shoot in the creek, so many things just kept going wrong -- first, I realized that in order to get the shot I wanted, I would have to get in the water with her (but wasn't dressed properly to do so). Then the light started dying, and when I got back and went through the photos, everything was just so nice and pretty and bland and I'm so sick of pretty. So when I went back to my room, I got to work "de-prettifying" the images. I don't know, they're still pretty, but I think it's a different kind of pretty now, y'know? And I think I'm moving in the right direction of where I want to go. Anyways, here's the product of my ticked off despondently vexed editing spree. It's different than things I have done in the past. And I like that.

Friday, October 5, 2012


I've been so behind on editing and whatnot, but here are a few pictures I took of my friend Gaby last week for the fashion blog she's starting.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Holly and I went romping around LA last Saturday, starting in the Arroyo, and finishing up at the hill behind my house. I'm really happy with these pictures, and I've been wanting to shoot Holly for so long, I'm glad we were finally able to make this happen!