This image is one of the reason I love working with creative types. A dress completely made our of trashbags and packing supplies - and no one thought I was crazy. Fantastic team effort: Model|Briana Lynn, MUA/Hair|SavEDGE Beauty (Brandie Hopstein), photography assistant|Natalie (my lovely wife).
Hurry though, it's only streaming until August 20th.
Link: Zombie Girl
A month ago I had the pleasure of traveling to
I have to take a moment to mention what a blast it was to work with all of these folks. Brandie was truly a great host for her city and each model was full of energy and professional. As an added bonus I was able to bring my wife, Natalie, along as an assistant and during our down time in the evening we had a great time taking in NOLA historic French Quarter.
The picture above is of Katelyn Simmers, an 18-year-old model from
This next lovely lady is 20-year-old Nikki Jenkins, also from
Doug Lee was our first male model. He is a 30-year-old
Lastly, you always have to go a bit on the outer edge - especially
when you have a great MUA on-hand. We took the chance to show off Brandie's special effect make-up skills with a kind of
maniacal/Clockwork Orange look. Blake Lloyd, a 21-year-old, newcomer to the modeling scene from
We decided to end our shoot with a beat-up fighter look. It's pretty impressive watching a team bring these types of characters to life. Believe me, if you met him, Blake doesn't strike you as the back-alley brawling type, but in this picture he sure looks like the kind of guy that will throw down if you cross him.
I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. Everyone did a great job. We achieved everything we were aiming for, met new people, enjoyed a great city and had fun in the process. What more can you ask for? Thank you to Brandie, Doug, Katelyn, Nikki, Blake, and of course the worlds best assistant, my wife.
Excerpt from MyChainReaction.org website:
"Chain Reaction partners with 501(c)3 certified non-profit organizations in developing quality volunteer opportunities designed for teenagers.
Teens who volunteer learn about career opportunities they may not otherwise consider. They are introduced to fresh experiences that make their world more vibrant and interesting. Studies show that teens do better in school and take more interest in their community when they begin to recognize themselves as contributing members of society.
Chain Reaction regularly works with more than 60 non-profit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities with these agencies that change from month to month. On any day of the week, you can find Chain Reaction teens working with children and Alzheimer patients, building homes for low-income families, manning booths at local festivals, ushering patrons to their seats at the opera, and the list goes on."