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I wasn’t expecting to talk to her for a while as I had finished her edits and emailed them to her. We talked and she told me how well “nightlife” had been received in her social circle and that some other photographers were becoming interested in my work. She told me that this was no small matter and that I should be encouraged by these events. She referred to the photo as Art.
I was surprised again. That was the second time that someone had referred to my work as Art. I’m not entirely sure that it is, but it feels like things are heading in the right direction.

As we were shooting, the idea came to me and we just went outside and shot it. I took less than a dozen frames. I was a bit nervous about being out that late with her, in that end of town, with my gear and annoying drivers with my strobe. So glad we shot that scene.

I complain about the time and cost of my gear and the expense of the studio to pretty much anyone who will listen. But that phone call and that image puts all that whiny bullshit into the background where it belongs. Thank you Crystal! Thanks to the Creator for the gift of this life.

3 hours ago
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labsinthe:

"The Body Suits" Eva Herzigova by Helmut Newton for Vogue US 1995

labsinthe:"The Body Suits" Eva Herzigova by Helmut Newton for Vogue US 1995

labsinthe:

"The Body Suits" Eva Herzigova by Helmut Newton for Vogue US 1995

labsinthe:
"The Body Suits" Eva Herzigova by Helmut Newton for Vogue US 1995

(via ejakulation)

6 months ago
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Miss Nica Stone

Photographer Trevor Lawrence

#photography @MissNicaStone @irelephant62

Miss Nica Stone

Photographer Trevor Lawrence

#photography @MissNicaStone @irelephant62

6 months ago
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Martini Time

Model Crystal Brooke

Photographer Trevor Lawrence 

#photography @elitestables @irelephant62

Martini Time

Model Crystal Brooke

Photographer Trevor Lawrence

#photography @elitestables @irelephant62

6 months ago
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Nightlife.

Model : Crystal Brooke
Photographer : Trevor Lawrence/irelephantphoto.com

Just a quick note about this photo. We took this shot at the end of our session around 2:00 am just outside the studio. We were photographing a warrior princess theme inside. As we set the shot up, something went off inside my head. A kind of distant memory started to come back to me. It wasn’t until I walked around the side of the building and framed this shot that I realized that this image had been in my mind for several years. I just hadn’t had the opportunity to put it all together till now. 

I guess that you could say that I smoked one too many before writing that last sentence. But, it is the truth. Just so startling when your work finds you. I’ll try to be a bit more available in the future!

Nightlife.

Model : Crystal Brooke
Photographer : Trevor Lawrence/irelephantphoto.com

Just a quick note about this photo. We took this shot at the end of our session around 2:00 am just outside the studio. We were photographing a warrior princess theme inside. As we set the shot up, something went off inside my head. A kind of distant memory started to come back to me. It wasn’t until I walked around the side of the building and framed this shot that I realized that this image had been in my mind for several years. I just hadn’t had the opportunity to put it all together till now.

I guess that you could say that I smoked one too many before writing that last sentence. But, it is the truth. Just so startling when your work finds you. I’ll try to be a bit more available in the future!

3 hours ago
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wetheurban:


MUSIC: Lana Del Rey Announces Release Date for “Ultraviolence” Album
It looks like a new Lana Del Rey album is right around the corner! The information kind of slipped out when the Lana was casually talking to a fan while seemingly not aware a video camera was recording. 

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New album from Lana Del Rey announced!

wetheurban:

MUSIC: Lana Del Rey Announces Release Date for “Ultraviolence” Album

It looks like a new Lana Del Rey album is right around the corner! The information kind of slipped out when the Lana was casually talking to a fan while seemingly not aware a video camera was recording. 

Read More

New album from Lana Del Rey announced!

6 months ago
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Miss Crystal Brooke

Photographer Trevor Lawrence

#photography @elitestables @irelephant62

Miss Crystal Brooke

Photographer Trevor Lawrence

#photography @elitestables @irelephant62

6 months ago
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Geneva @alleyesongee #photography @irelephant62

Geneva @alleyesongee #photography @irelephant62

6 months ago
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My Summer Vacation?

Did you ever have to write one of those essays in Grade school? It makes me feel kind of warm to think about times like that, but I’m not sure why.

I had most of the month of December and all of January off from work. It took a little doing but I managed to find some models to shoot with. I moved into this new studio space a few months ago but did not really have much of a chance to shoot there.

I arranged to shoot with a couple of ladies that I have known for a bit and some new models as well. It was so good to just get back into the studio and work with my lights and camera gear. So good to figure out what sort of lighting patterns I could put together. I was challenged to come up with some concepts for my shoots as well. So I started working with Pinterest to research and share concepts. I think this tool will change how I communicate and work with models and clients in the future.

I met Geneva through a mutual friend and we had a great shoot in January. You can find her on Instagram at @alleyesongee. She was wonderful to work with, expressive, innovative and able to pose on her own in a very fluid way. I found that I could not stop shooting her because she kept moving into new poses. What a great model! I met her through Dorice St. Pierre (@iceangels76) a friend of mine who is a writer. Again, relationships make all the difference. I had a few shoots with Dorice. We did some promo head shots and some family portraits as well. It was a lot of fun working with Dorice and her children. Very different from what I am used to. We also shot a promo video for the book she is writing. Hope to get that posted soon. I also had a chance shoot with Nica Stone. Nica is a good model and a photographer as well. You can find her on Twitter at @MissNicaStone. I have worked with Nica before, she always comes prepared with a good selection of wardrobe choices. I met Crystal Brooke through Model Mayhem. We planned a shoot and got some great results. Again, another excellent model who is great at driving the shoot forward with her posing. Definitely hope to work with her again. Crystal is on Instagram and on Twitter @elitestables

For all my shoots in January my studio partner Debbie Boccabella (bellaphoto.com) was very kind to provide MUA services to all the models. Debbie is a great person to have as a studio partner. She has tons of experience from her time in Europe and she has plenty to teach to anyone who asks for her help.

So now I have to put some time in to get all these shoot processed. I have started the grading process and processed a few photos from each shoot. However, I think that there is a lot more that I can do with these photos. I have been admiring the look of Amanda Diaz’s work and I need to learn more about textures and blend modes in PS. I did spend a lot of time refining my technique in PS and re-learning Lr 5. Wow, has Lightroom ever come a long way. I had to totally re-learn the spot correction tool. I have been spending time in Premier and AfterEffects as well. Lots of creative power in both of those tools.

For now, I am back to work for the next few months. I am looking to get a small mirrorless camera like the Olympus OMD-1 and shoot as much as I can while I am away at work. I will post more photos and concepts as the ideas come up. Thanks much for reading this! See you soon.

6 months ago
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