It’s one thing for stylists to want to grab a snap of their work when a shoot is wrapped, but when you are working with a whole salon full of them you just go with it and grab that camera and maybe turn the whole thing into a bit more behind the scenes portrait fun.
Over the past few months John Camille has become something of a fixture at my studio. Making a frequent appearance at wrap parties and post-shoot events alongside his girlfriend Nicole, a makeup artist and stylist who has been an important collaborator on many of my projects. A wiry and intense conversationalist, John will shift suddenly from a reserved chat about Alan Turing and artificial intelligence into a manic and fascinating sermon on the virtues of his preferred brand of Absinth – all during the course of a short portrait sitting. Naturally, he is a character that was quickly welcomed into the large and eccentric extended family of collaborators and friends that frequent my studio.
This image was actually taken after the majority of the session had taken place. The previously styled and neat hair that Nicole had styled for John had quickly devolved back into its usual wild and unruly norm (It truly has an anti-authoritarian mind of its own, much like its owner) – so I pulled him back in front of the camera for a few more frames, including this one which became my favorite from the session.
A few outtakes from yesterday’s shoot with Jessica Jean. I had seen this pile of marble from the roadway a while back, and taken a few pictures of it while out walking dogs, but I had wanted to use it in a major project for some time. Jessica was out with us on this assignment and the final series will be coming soon, but here are some outtakes and a preview in the meantime.
Mr. Chops decided to visit the set today
Walking over rocky terrain in a skirt like that can be precarious at best.
The pile of slabs.
The first finished preview. This will be quite the series when its complete, so stay tuned.
The Archive of Embarrassment is a collection of outtakes, personal photos, light tests, and self portraits that amuse me, mainly because they are a terrible and hillarious embarrassment for me or the people in them.
Downtime on a production a couple months ago. Hairstylist extraordinaire Linh Nguyen had this wig ready to go for a shot later in the day. Some might say it looks a little TOO good on me.
Fashion stylist, friend, and collaborator Molly Hoeltke needed a bio shot for an interview and profile piece thats being done on her. Heres a quick cut from those images. Molly has worked with me on a variety of projects ranging from magazine editorials to my own self directed projects for promotional images. Molly has a unique eye for combining vintage pieces with unique one of a kind contemporary designs. You may have seen her pop up once or twice in behind the scenes photos here on the blog as well.