Debbie Vogel is from San Francisco. It is one of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited. It seems that the beauty has rubbed off on this 19 year old. Her natural body is a sight to behold. She comes out to LA every couple of months for modeling gigs. Her fashionable looks easily land her fashionable modeling jobs. She was staying at her friend’s place in LA, who also photographs Debbie, and apparently he had no idea that she does any underwear modeling.
So it was her wish that we shot quickly in his living room while he was out running errands in the morning. But while we were in the middle of taking these, he unexpectedly arrives and she is embarrassed as all hell. I asked her the reason for keeping it a secret and she says that once a guy knows that you take provocative photos, that style is the only one he will want to take of you. And by that, she proved to me she was not only pretty, but also smart.
Debbie Vogel has this aura about her that I credit to her upbringing in San Francisco. She’s easy-going, often flustered, and open to creativity. We took these right before I rushed her to catch a bus back to the Bay area. This street, devoted to places that sell automotive glass, is also a spot where day laborers loiter on the sidewalk.
Consequentially, Debbie was timid to take these pictures in front the graffiti wall, but understandably so. One worker decided it was a perfect opportunity to bust out his crappy cell phone and do his own photography of my muse. I had to holler at the bastard to give us 30 seconds of semi-privacy. We took our shots and Debbie earned my respect as a girl willing to go the distance.
Danica Ensley back at it with her fun and positive personality. I asked her if she’d be cool with drinking and getting playful with milk for some photos. She was like, for shizz. Then she started lapping up milk like a kitty.
And I was like, ahhh yeah! She’s a perfect beauty inside and out. Loyal as all hell to her man, attentive and caring towards her nephews, ready to work hard and do a good job at whatever task is in front of her. There needs to be more like her. Danica for life!
Cheyenne claims to have been quite the tennis player when she was in high school. She says she does some jogging to stay fit these days. Some moments she can strike you as being a very shy nerd, but at others you think her a bit of a party girl. She is a tough nut to crack.
Cheyenne West is an interesting character. She came out to Los Angeles to study acting from Minnesota. She’s very quiet and thoughtful. Cheyenne wanted to be photographed in a couple of her roommate’s retro dresses from the early 20th century.
I was psyched to be able to use such unique wardrobe pieces in the photos and it complimented Cheyenne’s classic beauty.
Chelsea Dawson moved to LA 2 years ago from New Zealand. I photographed her at her home in Brentwood. She loves animals, especially dogs, and seems to genuinely enjoy making new friends.
Her day job is as a receptionist at a legal firm in Century City. Chelsea has the frame that lends perfectly to fashion/lingerie modeling. Apparently, this was one of her first photo shoots ever and just like her incredible figure, she was a natural.
Candace Whitely feels that life is too short not to party it up as much as you can. Her facebook profile is filled with pictures of travel, drinking, and general mischief. Unfortunately, sometimes these things take their toll. Candace has her license currently suspended due to a run in with the law. It is quite funny to think of this sweet girl as a “criminal”. Don’t drink and drive, folks!
Bobbi Vidal comes from a Puerto Rican family, but she grew up in Michigan. I believe she told me that she enjoys Wu Tang Clan, but I guess it is possible that I am mistaken. In my head, I wish all girls dug on the Wu. I would feel safe betting that most members of the Clan would dig on Bobbi.
Her looks and personality are straight out of my version of the Garden of Eden. Even though she got a bit timid at times, she stuck to the shoot and made it a point to fulfill her role in camera seduction. Mission accomplished. Returning to earth can be painful after days like this.
Ikea in Burbank is crawling with people on a Sunday. It is especially busy when they are having some sort of Disney promotion just outside of the storefront. However, this did not deter the fantastic Aysha Thoen and I to try and sneak some shots as devout Christians, fresh out of mass, shopped for trendy new furnishings for their domicile.
It was tough, but we were patient and were able to find a few semi-private nooks for Aysha to show off her sensual stockings. I also did finally try the famed Ikea Swedish meatballs on this day. They paled in comparison to the lovely girl I shared them with. So here she is again, back by popular demand, Ms. Aysha Thoen.
Athena Adrianna is a young Jersey girl out in LA. She studies fashion and design. Athena is not shy and loves to rave. I tried playing some of my ‘old school’ electronica to see if she was familiar with any of it. But apparently Bassnectar and Deadmau5 are the new Aphex Twin and The Prodigy.
She still thought they sounded cool, so I was pacified. I wonder how the young kids felt when they heard Fatboy Slim at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics. I just hope they do not have the same reaction as I do to songs like Pinball Wizard. Hated it! (in flamboyant voice). Anyways, nothing but love for this fun & beautiful girl who is homesick for the East Coast.