A crazy, psychedelic, rock and roll, fantasy dream is the best way I can describe this kick-ass shoot I had with my good friend/model Casey and her amazing and talented make up artist Christine Rice. Inspired by 60's and 70's music and the feel of old album covers, I wanted this shoot to be wild and hot. Casey was so awesome! She got my vision completely and dug out some amazing pieces from her own wardrobe.
See the 70's inspired wedding shoot I did with Casey a few months ago here.
We started the day out in my car jamming The Doors which inspired a heated discussion between the three of us about how hot Jim Morrison was. After about a 20 minute ride we arrived at the location I picked out for the shoot, a field of wild flowers in KY, my favorite place to be. He we are, 3 girls on a long gravel road in the middle of nowhere, clothes and cameras everywhere, Casey half naked and here come the police. Shit! You should have seen the look on their faces, priceless. :) Thanks to Casey's power of seduction they were super cool about letting us stay and shoot. How could they say no, right?
We gathered our thoughts and gear and ran into the middle of this amazing field squealing and laughing like little girls. We were all so excited. We set up this shoot for nothing but fun and that is exactly what it was. The sun was low and gorgeous. Casey had a cocktail and was ready to party. Christine was beside me holding my cameras(thanks Christine) and making sure Casey looked amazing. I was just trying to take it all in without losing my mind. We lost a camera (which we later found), a cup of vodka, and a pair of killer sunglasses. We were covered in bug bites and burs.
Inspiration was running so thick I had to remind myself to breathe. There is a point in my creative process where I sorta loose control. I love when it happens. I let go of fear and things begin to happen naturally, it's freedom. Casey totally inspired me to push myself farther that I could have imagined with these. She became my muse and we fed off of each other instinctively. Over exposed, under exposed, out of focus, smokey sun flare, it was magic I tell you, magic.
****this post contains some artistic nudity, Casey's cool with it, I am cool with it, but If you are not cool with it you might want to turn around now****