I semi recently shot with a model named Eden. We met at work. I suspected she was a model, but I didn't approach her until I heard it from the horse's mouth. We hit it off pretty well. We kinda both hated our jobs and were both dealing with relationship grief. At the time, I was getting pretty frustrated with some client work and photography in general. - "Friends wanting free work." - Under-budget/over-asking. - Friend's siblings. And I'd grown pretty fucking tired of shooting headshots. So we just kinda brainstormed one day, and our plan ended up being "no-plan." We ended up in Topanga, she was my tour guide to the area. I was pretty delighted: 1. Just to be out of the house. Not sitting in front of a screen, editing. 2. Not being able to hear the sound of traffic. 3. Shooting for "fun." We ended up with some fairly bodacious photos. I was mostly just fucking thrilled to work outside the technical rudiments of headshots. It was nice to just "fuck around and find shit out," again. This is when I decided I was just going to shoot what I want, with who I want when it comes to "my photography." Oh, and I plan on at least doing some cool projects with Eden, if not have her on a permanent part of the team. She's like super creative, and we just jive well.
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