Boudoir/Glamour Model Photoshoot

Boudoir Nude Lingerie Playboy Model Brittany Leigh


Last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting with Ms Brittany Leigh in the studio for some natural light boudoir photos.  She really brought it with candid poses and sultry looks.


Downtown Fashion Photoshoot

High Fashion Couture Model Lookbook Photography

Last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting a high fashion model in downtown Los Angeles.  My model was Tala, a tall leggy Russian with luxuriously long hair and olive complexion, and a flair for elegant style.


BedRocktoberfest 2014

Bedrocktoberfest 2014 Head Wound City Jordan Blilie by Los Angeles concert photographer Justin Gill

I had the pleasure to shoot BedRocktoberfest, the second annual music and magic festival held at Bedrock, a recording and rehearsal studio in LA’s Echo Park.

What drew my interest was the reunion of Head Wound City, the hardcore supergroup composed of members Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jordan and Cody from The Blood Brothers, and Justin and Gabe from The Locust.  Also of note were stage performances from some accomplished magicians, some of which have performed on Late Night programs.

While this block party festival may only be in its second year, I could tell that this is exactly the kind of thing that will become a huge huge yearly event in the near future.

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Malibu Beach Swimwear/Glamour Nude Photoshoot

Malibu beach swimsuit blonde model photoshoot

I had the opportunity to shoot the gorgeous blonde Lori for an early morning shoot on a private beach in Malibu.  Waking up before dawn was totally worth the images we made.

We shot three looks, with increasing levels of undress.  Lori really brought it with the poses and connection to the camera.


Swimwear/Bikini Model Photoshoot at El Matador Beach

Bikini Swimsuit Model Malibu El Matador Beach Photoshoot

So I had another photoshoot last week in Malibu, this time on the gorgeous El Matador State Beach, which is well-known for its steep bluffs and rocky formations, not to mention gorgeous golden hour lighting.  We did two looks, with an emphasis on combining a commercial and high fashion appeal.

Model:  Amanda Harris (BMG Models)
Hair/makeup: Yuna Min


Ana Barbara @ Dolby Theater Hollywood

Ana Barbara @ Dolby Theater by Los Angeles concert photographer Justin Gill

I had the pleasure to shoot Grammy-winning Latin singer Ana Barbara at Hollywood’s famed Dolby Theater. Ana’s glamor and glitz was well-received at the same gorgeous theater where the Oscars are held every year.  She owned the entire stage in elaborate outfits, backed by dancers and even a full mariachi!


Bikini/Swimwear Model Photoshoot in Malibu

Blonde bikini model Malibu commercial photoshoot

Meet Stasya, a lovely young model originally from Russia.

She did a great job shooting with me on some gorgeous secluded Malibu beaches last week!  Although the April beach air was a little brisk, living in Los Angeles still has its advantages :)


In The Studio: Redhead Glamour Beauty Model

Meet Jessamyne Rose, a gorgeous Aussie redhead who graced my studio earlier this month for some glamour beauty photos.

Hair/Makeup styling by Morgan Panter


Jessamyne Rose redhead model hair makeup beauty glamour photo

Jessamyne Rose redhead hair makeup beauty glamour model photo

And a high-contrast black and white photo:

Jessamyne Rose black and white beauty photo

Makeup/Skin Beauty Shoot – With Video

makeup skin beauty studio retouch blonde hair blue eyes

Exactly one full year — to the day — since I shot Karin for some beach swimwear photos, I had her in the studio to shoot some beauty photos.

Karin is a Swede model with fair skin and striking, pale blue eyes.  I had the amazing and talented Morgan come and accentuate them with contrasting gold eyeshadow.  The results looked great:


From The Archives: Cervena Fox

Sometimes, as a photographer, I like to battle bouts of late-night insomnia by digging through my archives from past shoots to analyze my shooting/lighting techniques, play around with processing and retouching, or just find overall ways I can improve my work in the future. Last night, while thumbing through the RAW images from a shoot I did last year with tattoo model Cervena Fox, I stumbled on an image that I had flagged, did some retouching to, and then kinda put it back on the shelf — or stuffed it back into the folder, as the case may be.

Applying some new retouching techniques that I’ve built since then — using my awesome Wacom Tablet that I got for my last birthday — I ended up with an unexpectedly great image that I’m glad to add to my portfolio. I thought I’d post it here in a blog article not only to demonstrate how easy it is to make great images with Cervena, but also to demonstrate how I(we) must always strive to grow and improve as an artist.

Cervena Fox red hair makeup beauty model

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