This set is from my most recent shoot with model Emily Nestor, and is inspired by the work of Peter Lindbergh, whose latest masterpiece is the 2017 Pirelli Calendar. In my opinion, no one has a firmer grasp on capturing feminine beauty than Lindbergh, who insists that it is best revealed when vulnerable and naked. Through those qualities, though, lies the ultimate strength.
We went with a natural look: black and white wardrobe and no makeup.
I met Emma at the Barracks Studio in the Koreatown district of Los Angeles, where I joined Nick Sabatalo and Jose Chavez for a film photography session. Nick is the founder and creative director for 35mm Magazine, a unique publication that is as much an art piece as it is a fashion magazine. I was drawn to the methodical pace that shooting film requires, the constraints of 36 exposures per roll and what that demands creatively, and the natural results this publication seeks and appropriately tags #donteditme. It had been years since I'd extensively shot with film, but I put several rolls through an old Leica. This gallery will be updated with scans of those images when they're back from the lab, but for now here's some digital stuff I couldn't resist shooting. Hair and makeup by Omayma Ramzy.
I joined my good friend and Paste Magazine editor-at-large, Michael Dunaway to cover the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It was an intense ten days of screenings, interviews, and parties. This gallery includes some of my favorite portraits.
Keith Stanfield and Natalie Paul
This set includes images from two shoots I recently did with Maddy in Malibu and Venice, California. She's as kind as she is gorgeous. Hair and makeup for both shoots done by Sophie Leonard.
A self-described morning person, Aimee brought great energy to this sunrise shoot in Venice. We just kept seeking light everywhere it fell, thinly veiled windows, dim skylights, and bright, full sun on the rooftop.
The look was natural with minimal makeup.
Kaylee and Liz Ann
I met up with photographer Lucas Passmore on Venice Beach to shoot with Kaylee and LizAnn. It was a quick set in the sand, but through some creative wardrobe changing, we managed to get images of various swimwear looks.