This wasn’t not intended to be a Cos Play image just a bizarre idea I had one evening while watching the Fifth Element on the tube. The Idea was pretty simple, Just an orange wig and some white Duct Tape. The problems was finding a model to actually pull this off. So I gave Hannah Kelsey a ring and asked if she was up for something different. She hopped in her car and drove from California to Lubbock just to be dunked in the UW studio. Of course she pulled of this amazing underwater image with little difficulty. The results are LeeLoo walking on water.
It only makes sense when the whale sharks show up that the Mer people would also. This was captured Northeast of Isla Mujeres MX last year. One of the more difficult captures I have taken. Not because the image is difficult to take but I was sea sick. Like so sea sick I give the camera to Handler because I thought I was going to pass out. Rule one, Always save the camera. And to make things worse I had gotten a killer head cold on the trip down to the island. Luck did turn my way however there just happened to be a Mermaid convention on the island that week.
Once a year, the largest fish in the ocean congregate off the cost of Isla Mujeres to feed. They arrive in early July and remain until late August feeding on the Skip Jack or Oceanic Bonito eggs. As they feed the become so gorged from the food that they literally stop swimming and go vertical in the water.
When I say infant photo shoot in the water most people blow me off. When they realize I’m serious they think I’m CRAZY. When they see the photos they are amazed. Babies do very well in the water after the initial shock of being put in the pool. They hold there breath naturally and even make swimming strokes. Of course they act like little flotation devices because of there body composition. They shoot straight to the top of the water.
One of the Interesting things about liquid art is the results are unpredictable. Several of my clients have shown me work I have done in the past or other photographers images asking If I can re do them. Even though I would love to reproduce some of them, I simple have not been able to accomplish that task. Of the hundreds of images I have done, no two ever look alike or have been reproduced. It’s a one of a kind image. Word to the wise put a “not responsible” for died skin or hair in the contract. Everyone will end up pink, green, orange, yellow, gold etc…… No Cows were hurt during the spattering of Kaylea.
A lot more country talent comes through West Texas than any other genera of music. Although I don’t personally follow the music, I have grown to appreciate the style and the fans. The patrons that attend these big venues at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas are some of the friendliest and considerate toward the camera people. This is one of the photos of Luke Bryan in concert on the 30th of Jan.