I found Asia Armon on Instagram and asked if she would want to do a test shoot while I was out in LA. I sent her my mood board, blending active life and architecture, and she was on board. When I shot at the LACMA with Natalie Duran, I saw some shots I wanted to try with Asia. So, instead of finding a new location, I came back to what I already had in my head.
Asia was so ridiculously easy to work with, incredibly professional and natural. It’s such a joy shooting with models like her, they make my job easy. Give her a follow at @asiaarmon on Instagram.
I met Lorry almost a decade ago (that is weird to say…) back in Indiana at a friend’s going away party, and we did a photoshoot when she was just starting as a model.
It was great to catch up in LA after all these years. She agreed to do an active lifestyle/running-ish shoot, and we decided to head towards downtown LA to find a location. Downtown was far too busy, but after driving around for a while we came across the Staples Center, which had the architectural elements I was looking for. We started shooting before we even left the parking garage!
Thanks, Lorry for being willing to run and jump around all over the place, and I’m thankful no security guards kicked us out!
I recently took a trip to Los Angeles for portfolio reviews at Fotoworks LA. I didn’t just want to be in LA for 2 days, so I booked an AirBnB for 7 days and set up a few personal shoots to fill out my week.
I met Natalie Duran (@Ninja_Natalie , frequent gold sequin-wearing, always excited American Ninja Warrior and Madrock professional rock climber) at a Madrock dinner during an Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow several…(6?) years ago. She liked the mood board I’d created on Pinterest and agreed to meet me for a shoot. We decided on the Petersen Automotive Museum and LACMA in Mid-Wilshire.
The red wall on the shade side of the building immediately struck me as the obvious location to start on, and Natalie started running and jumping, expending her endless supply of energy while wearing her new and very sparkly Bell Bullit helmet.
I felt like I’d sufficiently covered Natalie jumping around like a Lara Croft video game, and she had just froggered her way through traffic to climb on construction scaffolding, so I thought we should move on to the LACMA where she immediately found steps to use the wrong way.
It was super fun shooting with Natalie! And it was great to see my buddy who moved to LA part-time, Parker Rice (aka Cinema Raven), who braved LA traffic to help out.
I’ll be posting a few more from my personal shoots. Keep checking back here!