Tagged: nirvana

Truly. Candace is a ridiculously great model. I know it takes two so I’m not too humble not to pat myself on the back, but it’s pretty insane when you can’t decide what image should be THE ONE from a roll of film. This is from 1/2 hours work. I’m almost terrified to work for longer for fear the decision making will prove to be that much more intense. But after all these years of working with Candace I never get tired of seeing the results. What’s YOUR favorite?

On February 18, 2010 I’m having a solo showing of my work at A&I Photographic in Hollywood. I think I’ve picked out a few “THESE ABSOLUTELY MUST BE ON THE WALL” images. I’m also thinking of making little series of 5×7’s in boxes to sell at the opening reception for very reasonable prices. I’ll post some of those series here as the time draws nearer. But, these are absolutes.

The very first model I actually found to work with me, other than my model friends from New Orleans, was Candace Nirvana. I have more photographs of her than any other model I’ve worked with. No offense to the other amazingly talented models I’ve taken photographs of, it’s just that I’ve always worked with Candace… from day one. I know how she moves, where to follow, and how to make her look good. Of course the other models I work with I find this click too, but they aren’t retiring. My work will not be the same without her.

We can get a shot even if there are only 4 frames in which to do it in. Or in this case… I had exactly 17 frames… and I got 17 good photographs. Photographs or affirmation of friendship… or 1/60th of a second permanently captured for eternity… or is it a knowing that makes it work? I don’t know. But I’m glad it works. I’m glad I have had her in my photographic life, but more so as a friend. I’ll really miss making photos with her. I’m certain I’m not the only one who feels this way. She’s given many photographers some of their best work. I salute her!

We made these images this October in Mission Beach, Australia. Normally I wouldn’t show each and every one, but I thought you’d all like to see what she can do in 17 frames.. or what we can do. I guess I’m there too. haha.

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