It began around 17 years ago. At that time, I was a hairstylist in Scottsdale, planning on continuing in hair after my move to LA. Once I arrived, however, I began dabbling in photography. I started with A LOT of model testing, specifically working with agency girls. I styled their hair, they did their own makeup and then I photographed them. However, I quickly became disinterested with hairstyling and found my interest expanding in photography; translating hair sculpture into figures and forms in front of the lens. And I’m a people watcher, let’s be honest. So it was an easy transition for me. And thankfully people resonate with my eye.
LA Story with Steve Martin and a budding Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s a quirky and humorous parody of LA life yet somehow filled with real insight. Anyone who has spent any time in LA will absolutely identify with this movie.
Honestly it’s more likely a Podcast about Sasquatch or NDEs but to sound more normal, any 80’s playlist always does me right.
The desert 100% or more specifically canyons. My partner and I were just in Sedona and it was such an incredible feeling being surrounded by such beautiful cliffs. I’ve been there many times when I was younger. Now, with many more years behind me, I find I have a greater appreciation for that type of landscape and vibe.
McConnell’s double peanut butter chip ice cream.
A fusing of Herb Ritts and Bob Mizer if that were possible.
Winter / Jogger and summer / Short
Can I repeat my LA Icons? Herb Ritts and Bob Mizer. That would be a hell of a conversation.
Desert / canyons
I’m mostly likely still tossing around in bed like a bear in hibernation.
Any of the cast from Baywatch circa the first few seasons, sans Hasselhoff.
Thanks to the very mild climate (except for the rain last winter), it’s a destination location all year long for so many clients, artists and collaborators.
I’m afraid to look too far down that rabbit hole. I think it’s much darker than we imagine. On one side LA is like the real life Instagram. On the surface it’s beautiful. Everything is great. Flawless. The highlight reel. On the other side, everyone is striving to “make it”. Life in LA isn’t always sunny and 74 degrees. It just appears that way. I believe it’s important to be able to unplug and remove oneself from the chaos that seems so important; that which demands so much of one’s attention. And as you asked, important to skip town, disappear and recharge when needed.
I guess i’d also have to be thrown back into the era in which this person lives rather than bringing them to 2023. I’d much rather shoot them in their life at that time. Joe Dallesandro late 60’s just as he was leaving Athletic Model Guild and becoming a muse to Warhol. Truly iconic.