This is for an editorial collection we did to launch the CBC Collective with the new CBC Tools. Chrystofer Benson, one of the most sought after names in the hair world, launched a new brand this year. To really send the new brand out with a bang, he pulled the team together from across the country and made this one hell of a shoot.
Although I had previously worked with Stacy on a shoot for a pilates company, this was the first real chance to shoot with her. Not only is she an amazing model but she is phenomenally fantastic to have around on set as she is a really upbeat/fun person.
After moving back to the Los Angeles area, I hit up a few agencies to do some test shoots with a few of their models. I was fortunate enough to get to work with LA Models and one of their new faces, Christen Harper.
Justin works hand in hand with some of the most talented directors, production designers and stunt coordinators in the Hollywood to design and fabricate motorcycles and props that help tell a story and become a character in their own right. ~About Justin Kell
I have worked with Chris a few times. The first time I had met him was on a shoot for a mens suit company called “Perfectly Suited”. Chris knew that I had moved to the Los Angeles area and was going to be in town. I knew of a beach in Malibu that we could shoot at and told him to meet me there.
GreenGlow films asked me to be the on set photographer for a music video they were shooting. The music video was taking place at the old Herald Examiner building in Downtown Los Angeles. The building is still in use by all sorts of productions to date. I was given a small tour by one of the guys that works there and I must say this is a photographers dream stage.
I had been told a few weeks prior that a Portuguese actress would be in town and I could not wait to meet her. I lived in Portugal for a little over a year and speak fluent Portuguese. But here in the states, I dont get to practice it much. I was hoping she would let me practice a bit with her.
I have had the opportunity to work with these guys on several projects to date. It is always a blast seeing these characters take shape and come to life. Although I wasnt around for the grand unveiling I was excited to hear and see photos of my shots being used as billboards to promote the event as well as billboards within the event itself.