Friday, September 30, 2011

Night Abstractions

Thank you to my boyfriend for being my (always-willing to help me) model and for putting up with all of my photo shenanigans :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day As An Intern

I have been searching and searching for an internship for a long time. This year I am not running track and I seem to have lots more time on my hands...well I do not like so much idle time! I need to be busy to operate the best, isn't that weird? But anyways, I have been searching for jobs and internships and I finally found this photographer in L.A. named Ed Carreon,  that was looking for an intern! So we met, and long story short, I am now his intern! So exciting. We have done some interesting shoots, but I think this one took the cake. It was a blast. We went out to this caregiver's house where he houses elephants, camels, monkeys, rhino's, tigers, you name it. It was beyond incredible. Here he is with his elephant, Susie, this is also the whole set we had set up on this hill on the property. There is Ed with the camera, with his two assistants. What blew my mind, was that Susie minded so well to her owner. The caregiver would simply say, "Susie, back," and she would back up. Or, "Susie, no," and she wouldn't do what she was doing. She was an obedient sweet elephant. Who knew there was such a thing?! 

Another thing that just blew me away is how big these elephants were and how they eat. They have their truck which they pick up there food with and suck up water to transfer to their mouths. One tooth was the size of a soap bar! When we were shooting, the caregiver would give Susie treats to stay put. She ate 2 bags of circus peanuts, 2 boxes of frosted mini-wheats, marshmallows, apples, and two watermelons. Susie ate the whole watermelons in one bite. She cracked it like a human would crack a sunflower seed. 
Caregivers hands along the trunk 

Heres me dodging the massive tail headed towards me. Luckily I survived. 

 Me starring in amazement. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Engagement Session

I did this shoot a while ago, just didn't have my blog then, so posting it now :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fashion District

Here are some old buildings down an alleyway off the main streets. Probably shouldn't have gone lurking around in the alley ways...but hey, I survived. 
This weekend, my Gammy and my aunt Margie took me to the fashion district in LA. Wow. My first reaction was that I felt as if I were in Mexico. Everywhere you looked there would be a street vendor, shops, salesmen, food trucks, and people, people people everywhere!!! Since I was with my Gammy and great Aunt, I didn't explore to my full hearts content, although, I did slip away for a little bit trying to find killer deals and interesting people. You seriously could spend a whole week here going through the shops and all along the streets. That would be an experience: A week in the Fashion District. I just learned that there is not only the fashion district down there, that is only a part of this metropolis of stuff! Supposedly there is a jewelry district, fabric district, you name it, everything you could ever think of is probably down here. I got a great pair of boots...ones that mimic the type you could get at Urban Outfitters. They are brownish and lace up to right under the knee. And the best part is that they were only forty bucks! Oooo! And if anyone is a MAC makeup fan (I know I am), you can get their makeup here for a lot cheaper than buying it in the actual store.

"The Bubble Lady" I asked to take her picture, and she was a bit perturbed. She did not look at the camera, but I think she thought that I was done, and looked at me. I got this just in that last moment :). Love her expression. Its funny because I associate bubbles with happiness...and the bubble lady does not look too happy right now. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Billy Bean

These photos are taken of an old family friend, Billy Bean. I grew up with him, and he is coming out with a hip hop album soon!  These are some of the photos for his new album. These were such a joy to take. Lots of laughs and fun memories made.