Yes, baseball season has passed for the year, but that did not deter Lauren Clare and I from exploiting this field in Beverly Hills. Lauren is a petite 18 year-old from Kentucky. Apparently, her modeling makes her insecure boyfriend feel, well, insecure. All I have to say is if you are fortunate enough to date a girl who is sought after for modeling, you should thank your lucky stars and hold thy tongue.
I’ve learned that a girl is going to do what a girl wants to do. And unless you DON’T want to continue enjoying her in your bed, you better get over your irrational desire to control. Patrons of this park would agree, you got something good going on, mang. Do not F it up.
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.
Delia Castillo is a petite Latina from Southern Cali. I had her photographically explore the phenomena of the black-tight-trend with me. It is a recurring theme that has mystified many a male in the colder months. It’s as if the female gender found the perfect way to give the finger to Father Winter who said you couldn’t look sexy and stay relatively warm.
And when the sun shines bright, pure magic occurs. Lululemon may not describe it in such a positive manner. They are a yoga apparel manufacturer that came under fire recently for selling products that were transparent in direct light. Apparently many girls were doing yoga without panties under their Lulu-pants. What is this world coming to?
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.
Courtney Laudner withstood the intense heat on a warm day in the Valley. And this dress that she’s wearing is not summer garb. Both us of were breaking a sweat. Or should I say that I was sweating and she was perspiring?
Courtney is a bit shy at first, but I can also tell that she enjoys showing off her crazy curves. Finding girls who are beautiful, edgy, and a bit uninhibited can be quite a chore. But when you find them, it is amazing. Courtney fires on all cylinders.
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.