This first image I ever printed and hung on the wall of my home. This one of Roxy Vandiver playing the violin under the I-45/I-59 interchange in Houston.
This image is on my Photographer and Model Business cards, and it is my print on the wall of my studio. (There are 4 of us and we each have one 16×20 on the wall).
The image is actually a little taller than this and here is quite a bit more buttock, but I kind of like it cropped like this. The small of the back hits the rule of thirds better.
Roxy in various locations doing my concept of Urban Violin.
This is one of my favorite images from the shoot because of the three elements I used in the title. I love the color.
When I bought the pool I was a little worried the blue would be a problem. Anytime you introduce a color into an image, you find the image itself is changed and other colors have to work with it. In this case, everything seemed to work out as there was a lot of blue in her body art.
It isn’t really milk, it is some high protein milk substitute I bought a HUGH bucket of at Costco. I thought I’d need a lot of it, but ended up only using about 4 cups for the whole kiddie pool.
Once again the model is Alicia.
We started off trying to be worksafe, but most of the images are nude.
I don’t remember exactly where the idea for this shoot came from. Like most awesome ideas I’m sure there was more than one source and they were brought together.
I first heard of Alicia because she applied to be a model for our studio at one of our casting calls. Everyone said she was my kind of model, because of all the body art.
Then I decided it would work even better if she were in a white liquid like milk.
Here’s the first image from the shoot.
I was driving down near the studio, which is in downtown Houston, and saw this opening in an abandoned building. Looking into the dark interior I realized Hurricane Ike had given me a gift. Part of the building’s roof had collapsed, and there was this great light on that part, paired with the darkness of the rest of the building.
I did go in by myself and check the rest of the roof, and I stood on the part I’d was going to ask my model to stand on. Roxy was trouper and we snuck in past the spray painted No Trespassing sign for a few shots with the violin.