For the longest time, I’d always shy away from getting out my camera when it rained. I’m very protective of my camera gear. I thought to myself, they were built to handle this! So, I recently had a change of heart. I’ve always admired street shots, but it was very much so out of my comfort zone. After having spend hours with my friend Paul (@TO_Shots) out in the cold rainy Sunday weather I found I got some really awesome shots! I think it was a lesson of mind over matter - as silly as that may seem. When you want to try something, do it. I’m happy enough with my shots that I now want to shoot more shots on the street.
Phoenix + Neon Demon
I recently had the opportunity to shoot at the very popular Neon Demon Studio. What an incredible experience! As a photographer, I’m always looking for something different to shoot - a new environment. Shooting neon is very different from all other lighting conditions in which I was previously used to - natural light. Neon Demon has some incredible and rare vintage neon signs. Every sign and vignette is placed so that no matter the angle, you always capture an interesting hue in frame. Phoenix and I have shot together many times, and this was a first for both of us. The man needs no introduction - he always owns the camera. Pair that with a snake (Dior) in the mix, and you get shots like these! Dior was a trooper during the shoot - literally captivated with the lights as much as we were! lol. Editing these shots took a fair bit of time. You aren’t working with one temperature or colour. You are working with many. I took the time to own several colours in each frame. I hope you enjoy them! And while you are at it, check out Neon Demon Studio :)