Elizabeth (IG: @eliiiijo) was recently in LA. We had tossed around the idea of doing a foggy forest shoot, but the weather gods were not cooperative. So instead, we opted for indoor. Here are a few of our favorites, in black and white.
I’ve always been fascinated by a dancer’s ability to control their bodies in such rhythmic ways. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing LA-based professional ballerina, Patricia Zhou (IG: @patricia_zhou).
We headed out to one of my favorite forests at first light, and we were lucky enough to find some glorious fog. Eventually, we ascended above the 5000ft cloud-cover ceiling, and we got in some sunny lake photos as well.
Here are a few of our favorites from that morning.
I also made a GIF from part of this photoshoot.
If you’ve been following my work for any given amount o time, you’ve probably realized one of my favorite backdrops for photo shoots any kind of cold/unforgiving environment. I’m sure there are some folks out there who think my work is about people succumbing to the environment and chose to see my photos as sad/depressing (I say this because occasionally I get asked questions along these lines).
I view my work as quite the opposite. It’s meant to be more about living in harmony with the environment, and yes, that even includes icy cold environments (Hint: “environment” can be taken in both a literal and metaphorical context). Cold environments are a struggle. I’m not trying to say anything otherwise. But being in the elements, and in the moment, and surviving, adds a hope to the struggle. Anyway, here are a few favorites from a recent snowy outting with Eva (IG: @earthy.eva).