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

The Green Children @ Hotel Cafe Hollywood

Live concert photo of The Green Children @ Hotel Cafe in Hollywood (Justin Gill)

Last weekend I had the pleasure to shoot The Green Children, an acoustic folk duo at Hotel Cafe, a classy jazz club in the heart of Hollywood.

This place was perfect setting for them, as the intimate vibe allowed singer Milla’s voice to warm up the entire room.  It’s no wonder they are making some pretty big waves and gaining a wide audience, both in the US and in Europe.


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

Anthrax (and SLASH!) @ House Of Blues

 (Justin Gill)

I’m going to go ahead and lead-in with a photo of Anthrax playing with surprise guest Slash onstage, as they pummeled through a cover of AC/DCs “T.N.T.”, even though he came out toward the end of their set.  Because why wouldn’t I??  It’s Slash! With Anthrax!  On the Sunset Strip!!

However, click the jump to see more photos of Anthrax’s Joey Balladonna, Scott Ian, Frank Bello and my best attempts to grab shots of Charlie Benante behind his monstrous drum set.  Oh, and glowing pentagrams galore:


Exodus @ House Of Blues

 (Justin Gill)

Feast your eyes on these flying V guitars that Exodus was slinging around last week at House Of Blues on Sunset Strip.  Definitely added some nice visual elements to complement the aggressive thrash metal that these guys have been kicking out all these years.


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