Another post with multiple shoots, and this one will wrap up all my East Coast Tour. 🙂
Photoshoot with Brother Gus
Gus started off as a fan, and we formed a friendship, and then we finally got to work together, and now we are great friends. I love how many great people this job enables me to meet. 🙂 This shoot was for his EL-wire “Trondage” series, and it was a blast! Me and Mizz Bad Trypzz got all tied up and posed against just a blank studio wall and the wonderful Kassandra Leigh edited us to look as though we were in all kinds of other environments. 🙂
I love pretty much everything that glows, and blue is my color, so this was such a fun shoot!! And I’ve got a beautiful print that he sent me that I will have hanging on my wall from it.
Photoshoot with Negative Space Photo
This was a really interesting shoot, for multiple reasons. It went completely different than a lot of my shoots. So we were supposed to have a makeup artist, but she cancelled at the last minute, but I had already left our hotel and couldn’t turn around. She gave the photographer her kit, so at least we had that, but when I opened it, it was completely disorganized and had nothing to acutally apply the makeup. So my fiance and I somehow managed to apply makeup to my face. All of this was going on while we were trying to gain access to the location. NegativeSpace had applied for permission from Washington DC, since they were guarding it. We were shooting in the now abandoned Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital for the Criminally and Mentally Insane. This was a completely foreign concept to me because most photographers are just like “Oh, trespassing? No problem!” lol. Anyway, they were giving him the run around and we were hanging out in the parking lot waiting for someone to give us the go ahead, show us where to go , and unlock the building.
While we were waiting we shot a little bit in the back of his friend’s car. He had a friend with him that writes about historical places. I wish I could remember her name, because she writes about some really awesome places.
So finally they let us in, but had no idea where the autopsy room was, where he wanted to shoot, so we all split up (cue horror movie music, right?) to find it. My fiance and I found it in the basement, next to the incinerator and a room full of tubs labeled “biological waste” and called everyone together. We also found a filing cabinet full of used blood slides…
For the next couple of hours we shot in there with me on the autopsy table with the morgue drawers in the background. Of course it made my morbid little heart skip a beat. 🙂
Then we went upstairs and shot in one of the infectious disease testing rooms, that of course had a sign that said not to go into. 😛
It was a ton of fun, and I adore the images!
Photoshoot with ME Photography
My shoot with ME Photography was a great shoot and a wonderful time spent wandering around downtown Richmond. I’d never been to Richmond before, and it was really great to be able to see what it was like, and I loved it. Unfortunately it was also 100+ degrees and I spent 3 hours walking around it in 6″ heels… but it was still fun. 🙂 I almost passed out a couple of times, but he was really great about taking breaks when I needed to, and I always greatly appreciate that. I’ve worked with some photographers that are like “just get over it, keep going”. I had a lot of fun working with him!
Photoshoot with Kencredible
My shoot with Kencredible was awesome. It was short and sweet but we got a ton of great photos from it. He is incredibly talented and it was an honor to get to work with him. We shot two looks in his studio in about an hour and I’ve got a folder full of shots I love. He was a pleasure to work with. 🙂
Photoshoot with F L A S H Photography
I shot with F L A S H Photography a couple of times because we were staying at the hotel that he owns/manages, and it’s probably one of the coolest places I’ve been to. It’s historic and has all of these cool rooms that they are renovating or fixing back up to their original grandeur. He was very laid back, and I was laughing the entire time. I got to shoot in thier awesome basement bar and then up on the roof. And then in the room where all of the workings for the elevators are. So much fun!
Photoshoot with j caldwell
Another shoot that lasted maybe an hour that resulted in a folder full of amazing shots. 🙂 Shooting with j caldwell was awesome, and I hope I get to work with him again. He shot entirely with film, and played around with different techniques and expired film. And he has an absolutely adorable kitty! I simply can’t pick my favorite shot from my shoot with him, and I hope that is a problem with future shoots we may have.
Photoshoot with sirshannon
My shoot with sirshannon was the last shoot on my tour, and we filled it with all kinds of stuff. I had soooo much fun! He was a blast to work with, and the perfect end to our 2.5 month tour of the East Coast.
We started out shooting against a white backdrop for a friend of his that makes some amazing jewelry. Check out his work: Made by Custom. I absolutely fell in love with the ring that I posed in. It was so beautiful. And Shannon sent me 2 beautiful prints from that series. I can’t wait to frame them and get them on the wall!
Then we changed pace and shot a couple Zivity sets. The first one was a crazy Statue of Liberty one, and the other one was this awesome goth/alt set with my ballet fetish heels. 🙂 Check them out!
– These Boots Were Made For Standing (Vote 10 times, get the set + 11 bonus photos)
Don’t forget to pre-order your calendar. 🙂 And keep an eye out for an awesome sale on my instax site for Cyber Monday!
And my birthday is coming up (December 5th), so for anyone interested, my wishlist is here.