So when professional dancer/model/singer Carlus Reed came to town for a photo shoot I had to at least try the underwater dance gig. I have had both Tori Rymer and Carlus in the water before but never two at one time. Lets just say I am very pleased at the results form our aquatic encounter..
Model: Carlus Reed , Tori Rymer
Dress Design: MayNette
MUAH: Petra Clary
Pool: Destiny Pools of Lubbock
Top Side: MayNette, Ann Zischkau, Sarah Blakley
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.
A little test gig with the new UW triggering system for the surface lights. Must say I like being able to control the Einsteins from the water. The beautiful Sarah Blakley is modeling a design by MayNette.
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.
High fashion make up for a Liquid Art session with the beautiful Sarah Blakley. One of the cool things about Liquid Art is the ability to get creative with the make up and hair. There are no set rules that the fluids will follow so why not get creative with the make up and hair style. I have a great team of that supports my passion. Make up concept is by Ryan Deering. Hair concept by the one and only Maynette. Of course I did pick out the paint color and built the set.
If you find yourself driving along Canyon View Dr in Ransom Canyon Texas you eventually come across a salient steel structure. To those of us whom live in the area it is know as the Steel House. Some residents of the area consider it to be an eye sore but I consider it to be Pure Genius! From the outside it looks more like a spaceship out of a Mars movie but once inside it becomes a geometrical amazement. This organic architecture is a culmination of 35 years of Robert Bruno’s life. The home is based on a steel sculpture that inspired him to make it into a livable metal art form. Sadly the home was never completed secondary to the death of it’s creator in 2008.
In the September issue of Vogue USA is a spread by Steven Klein of a futuristic fashion photo session where Google meets Bruno. The gig focuses more on the outer structure than the confluent metal within. When I previewed the structure last week for my fashion photo session, I realized this house was far more than metal welded together. It is a work of art carefully designed for the human eye to follow the lines from ceiling to floor, wall to door, weld to window. I also realized this house must be seen through a 170deg view. It was built for the human eye not a 200mm lens. So as I photographed Cintrena Johnston, Rebecca Young, and Kate Schmidt (DMG) with my trusty sigma 15mm In this metal, I captured what Bruno wanted us to see.Now If I can just convince Lady Gaga to come do a Jetson’s Themed gig here.