You always hope to pick up shoots with those you weren’t able to pre-book throughout the week. On Halloween I thought I would just sit around. Then sitting around got boring. Meghan was just sitting around too. So we did this for an hour. 🙂
Some of the best from my Polaroid fun in Mexico
I took my Holga with me on most shoots. Here’s what worked. FestX was was a great experience and I am happy to finally meet up with such a wonderful group of artists.
One of the real cool things about these gatherings is the distance we all have travelled to get to one point on the earth. With the exception of Gerry Oar everyone else is considered far, far away from where I am. Even my countrymen Robert and Carlos are three time zones from me. The trouble with living in a large country.
This section is dedicated to the most distant traveling models whom I worked with in Mexico: Tara, Anne and Emma. Ella Rose had visited me in BC a month prior to the gathering but am mentioning her as part of the long distance group of models. 🙂 I have been blessed with their presence and was wonderful working with them.
I had met Tara the first time at Joshua Tree CA back in 2006 during the CZfest. Coming from Northern Ireland she was as well the furthest to travel (as far as I can recall). Her stay was short and no time was available to work together. 🙁 Being from different locations, the chance to work together in the future seemed unlikely. How times have changed.
You do funny things when you hold a camera sometimes to get certain angles. I know I’m weird.
First video by me.
Thanks to Michael Marlborough for filming the behind the scenes action!
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And a new image from the shoot.
My tenth shoot! In year 10! In the 10th month of the year! On the 30th day of the month! 3’s. 333. I made a wish for good photos. Brooke Lynne is awesome so wishing was kind of silly. Enjoy.
Looking forward to seeing all the rest of everyone’s images! I have two more shoots to post then my fun posting is over. Kind of sad about that. I need a commune somewhere so this can continue all year round. ho hum.
I asked Merrique to give me some pathos…..and managed to get some lovely images, but of course I just can’t help myself….and had to faff with them in photoshop….
Apologies, Merrique! (Bet you didn’t know you were a redhead!)
I even made an iphone cover!
I’ve posted some of these already… developing process was exciting. 🙂
I wanted to use a horse. But I’ve seen so many “nude with horse” photos in my lifetime that I shied away from it and asked to use a Goat. I’ve never seen a “nude with goat” photo before. Maybe there’s one out there somewhere, but it hasn’t crossed my path yet. We still shot with the horses, but not “nude ON horse” in the Lady Godiva sense. So I’m OK with that. We utilized some other random props we found too.
It seemed like Stephanie and “Boots” (the goats name) were doing this tango together on the sand. The owner of the Hotelito had her employee help us with the goat, prepared with nibblets from the feed bin he was on standby so Stephanie could dip her hand into the treat bucket to keep Boots dancing. This was a really fast 15 minute shoot. As always, Stephanie is always in pose ready for my shutter to go off. She really is an amazingly present model. Present in the sense that she’s always paying attention to every detail, conscious of where her body is positioned in relation to the direction I’m pointing my lens and ready to perform magic at my 3 count (1…2… and a 3… click). I always give a 3 count. Habit. I appreciated knowing when the shutter was going to fire when I was modeling. Nothing worse than seeing one of those images of yourself in mid-pose because you had no idea what the photographer was doing. I try to avoid those images when possible. Don’t want models thinking I’m taking crap images of them. Heck, they still may think all the images are crap, but at least they don’t ever say so. haha. But if they did… I’d never post them. Confidence shouldn’t be discouraged. (hey, i’m rambling… wanna see some photos? great!)
Rebecca’s so fun to work with! She always says she wants to be me when she grows up but I think she’ll leave me in the dust. Maybe she already has. A very smart and talented Model who I hear is moving to Berlin. Our loss, their gain. Hugs!
Soak up the light at Todos Santos Inn – shot with my home made bendy lens.