This gallery of Lana Zuyeva is a personally historic one. It was right on the cusp of me deciding what I wanted to do with my photos. I was having fun shooting all sorts of subjects, but I began to realize that the most fun for me was photographing girls being semi-inappropriate. I also noticed that I was enamored by images that did not show explicit nudity.
It’s not that I don’t love naked girls. Ninja, please. I just prefer the nail-biting anticipation which can only be delivered if certain things are left unseen. Lana is from Russia and has one hell of a figure, not to mention her amazingly fun personality. She is almost as goofy and perverted as myself. We became friends after the shoot and I showed her my favorite 24/7 burrito joint and she showed me how not to drive a car.
The unique Piper Candless returns. She invited me to snap these photos at a posh home she was house-sitting for a couple of weeks. Every time I visit Palm Springs, I feel the enchantment Sinatra, Liberace, Dean Martin and countless others must have felt .
It is a destination which forces a slower pace than the choleric state that Los Angeles often has you in. If I ever get the opportunity to shoot a girl like Piper again in this relaxing desert setting, you can be sure I won’t hesitate.
Halloween is my second favorite holiday. Luckily, I met Gabrielle Klein at the perfect time. She is visiting LA for a short while (from Utah) and had never been to the annual Halloween ‘parade’ in West Hollywood. It is estimated that half a million people invade Santa Monica Blvd. on this evening.
I proposed to Gabrielle that we scrounge together a costume and go out to take photos. The first 52 photos in the gallery are from this year and the rest are from my archives of previous outings. Do not fear, you will be seeing more of Gabrielle without the makeup and even without the wardrobe! Hey, cut us some slack. It was a chilly October night.
One of my previous models, whom was also referred by a previous model, had an attractive friend who was also down for the cause. Basically, if you treat people right, you are doing your future-self a favor.
Enter Freda Motten. This lovely woman can be shy one second and then ultra-confident the next. Is it all a performance? Well, she is a professional dancer. Or maybe she just likes screwing with people’s heads. Whatever it is, I recommend you kick back and enjoy the ride.
Alyson Grey is one cool cat. She did not even flinch when I asked if I could photograph her in this sheer gown. Alyson is also creative outside of modeling. She loves to paint and is deeply inspired by Matisse.
Having friended her on Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised to learn of our similar interests in music. She was first to introduce me to Lorde, who I enjoyed until the radio made me sick of the Kiwi’s voice. That’s fine. Alyson will always be royal in my book.