Where: North Shore, Oahu (Kaena Point)
Model: Joli Robinson
Car: Ferrari F430 & modified ZO6 Corvette
Who: Corinne Doherty
Where: Dry Lake Bed in Boulder City, NV
Background: A huge issue I have with cars + girls is that the women in the photos rarely ever look classy and in most cases it comes off as an almost trashy import model type of feel. One of the few people I’ve seen execute a car + girl shoot well is my good friend Seagram Pearce and the Audi RS5 he shot for GQ. I studied what worked well and adapted it for my own shoot. This is the approach I take when shooting new material: find a photographer that executed the subject matter well, use them as an inspiration, and adapt my own style and creative flair for the shoot.
For my annual trip back home to Hawaii this year, I decided to do a last-minute fashion shoot. With only two days before I returned to Vegas, I didn’t have much time to prep; but luckily, I did have an awesome and extremely talented team to back me up. The most important member of that team was my wardrobe stylist, Cassandra Louie. Cassandra has helped in the creative design of nearly all of my fashion shoots, and this blog entry will outline the process we go through in order to pull off a successful fashion shoot.
Not too long ago I was given a Hot Babes of Hawaii 2010-2011 calender. It now adorns my bathroom wall and the month of November is hands down my favorite month of the entire year. This is mainly due to the fact that a very special friend of mine is featured as Miss November.
Because I’ve been focusing almost entirely on cars, its been quite a long time since I’ve done a full blown fashion shoot. This entry will show the entire process I go through to put on a high fashion photoshoot.