the girl band in LA with emilija and taylor

Listen to caligulove - them crooked vultures (can you believe it's been like 7 years since this album came out?) and bone house - the dead weather. I am all about the super groups for this post, it seems.

When I went to LA in February, pictures of which you can see right over here, I spent an afternoon with two of my favourite girls. We've shot before, which you can see over here if you'd like. Do I have anything else to shamelessly plug? No, not really.

Here are some pictures of the girl band in LA.

 
 

Aren't they the best? 

Also, for something you can't unsee, for our first set of photos together, you'll notice that Emilija is mostly on the right side, and for this shoot, Taylor is. I don't know why that is. I just noticed it right now. 

Till the next one!

r.

with emilija

listen to: too much to ask - arctic monkeys and sound & colour - alabama shakes

 

emilija is my favorite; this is no secret. she's one of the sweetest, most genuine people i know and i'm so lucky to have the chance to work with her whenever i do. we got together closer to the end of the summer time and took some photos around burnaby. here are some of my favorites.

 
 

isn't she awesome? follow her on instagram: @emilijabaranac

till next time,

r.

meet alison

listen to : the sea (night version) - mø  and let it happen - tame impala

this is alison. alison is jack's girlfriend. alison might be the coolest person i've met in a while. she studies studio arts in ontario, where she's from (i think she explained what studio art is to me when we were shooting but i still have no idea.) she's cool in the way that you know she's looking at things a little differently that you are and that, for me, is the most intriguing thing. i would highly recommend checking out her work here (website) and here (tumblr.)

she was in vancouver for the summer and i got to see her a few times and i kind of think she only agreed to let me shoot her because jack made her (just kidding) but nevertheless i'm really happy we got to. here are some of my favorite shots.

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isn't she great? you should follow her on instagram too: @rumalow.

 

till next time, 

r.

last days of summer with claire

listen to: L.E.S artistes by santigold and sweet emotion by the kooks.

this is claire, of detention agency. she's a sweetheart and i loved shooting her. we talked about school and aspirations, bad jobs, and pretty couches. we got together on south granville one day and took some photos. here are some of my favorites.

that's all folks.

- r

get to know jesse

 

listen to: toes by glass animals, and doldrums by atlas sound.

my first shoot with jesse was the first time i met him and you can see those photos here. i think jesse's great, he's honestly one of the sweetest guys i know. jesse's an incredible artist and the tattoo you see on his forearm is one of his own illustrations. jesse came over one day and we took a few photos in my room. these are some of our favorites.

 

follow him on instagram: @princewitch, and for any inquiries, email him at jessetyloarts@gmail.com.

girl band with emilija and taylor

listen to: whatever happened to my rock and roll? by black rebel motorcycle club and i turn my camera on by spoon

oh man these two are great. i've had the pleasure of shooting both of them before and we've all being itching to shoot together and last month, we did. here are some of my favorite shots.

 

i know i had a lot of fun with this one.

follow them on instagram: @emilijabaranac and @tayrrussell.

till next time,

r.

sydney and the bends

listen to: i've got your number by elbow and did i make you cry on christmas day by sufjan stevens

there was a point when i wanted my art up in a show. i wanted my friends to see my babes plasters up on walls like the masterpieces the girls are. i thought that was what success was. a friend of mine directed me to sydney, saying that if i wanted to put on a show in this city, she was the girl to talk to. luckily sydney talked some sense into me and gave some advice that i still hold dear and im honestly so thankful for that.

anyway, i went over to sydneys place a few weeks ago and we took some photos. im happy with how they turned out.

 

she's the kimono queen and she's cool as heck. i'm seriously contemplating shaving my head now to be honest.

till next time,

r.

little heat with samira

listen to : room where you sleep - dead man's bones, and just a little heat - the black keys

i met samira years ago very briefly at a concert and i haven't seen her since. what a shame, because she is so much fun. we talked about how nice it is when you're paired with a photographer or a model that you can get along with and produce work that both parties are happy with because that's definitely not always the case, but it was here. i'm super stoked on these photos and i hope y'all enjoy looking at em. 

isn't she great? i've been trying to not use vsco film to edit my photos lately, so i've been playing around with different things in lightroom and i think i've found some things that i like. 

anyway, a little update for y'all:  i've been busy and i'm not going to apologize for that or anything because this is how i prefer things to be but the good thing about it is that i've got a lot of ideas and what-have-you. i think i'll make a quick little roundup post of the past little while sometime early next week so y'all can see it all in pictures.

 

sunday mornings with rosie

these photos were taken in march, 2015.

listen to: sunday morning - the velvet underground and sunday song - UNKLE.

rosie contacted me to shoot and i couldn't say no. i was in the midst of essay writing and prepping for finals but it was exactly what i needed. it was raining the day we wanted to shoot but luckily ines let us use her place.

here are some of my favorite shots.

 

you can find her on instagram: @rsilty

till next time,

r.

the summer heat with jennifer

this shoot is from august 12, 2014.

listen to: disparate youth by santigold and girl is on my mind by the black keys.

i've wanted to shoot jen for as long as i've known she existed and i was ecstatic when i got the chance.

it was one of the hottest days of the summer when we were shooting this but i'm happy with how the photos turned out. here are some of my favorites.

you can follow jen on instagram (@mrreeow). 

till next time!

r

reds and blues with jesse

this shoot is from december 11, 2014.

listen to : you're so dark by arctic monkeys and spellbound by siouxie and the banshees

this was my first time meeting jessie. he's got such a presence and we got along very well. i can't wait to work with him again.

we wandered around chinatown in the pouring rain and took some photos. here are some of my favorites.

i love love love him. you can follow him on instagram here and here.

till next time,

r

the island with alison

i met up with alison in december and we headed down to granville island to take some photos.

here are some of my favorites.

we met a guy who let us shoot on the aqua bus. isn't that cool? (yes.) anyway alison is gorgeous but y'all already know that. i mean look at that hair! we got donuts after our shoot and it was great. 

so i've been listening to the latest by the kooks. check out bad habit, and always where i need to be, for nostalgias sake.

my cemetery babes

I met jacky and lucy through patrick and i've been excited to shoot with the pair of them since. we got together just before halloween at the mountain view cemetery and took some photos.

here are some of my favorites.

aren't they gorgeous? 

i've had Dead by Young Fathers on repeat for weeks now. i have to admit, i had no idea who they were until they won the mercury prize and i was little butthurt that FKA Twigs didn't win but i gave em a listen and am in love. listen to paying and i've arrived (seriously. listen to this one.) 

anyway, i don't think i've actually shot anything at all this whole month so far but the next little while looks promising. i've got a post that i'm working on re: inspo and progress that y'all should keep an eye out for in the next little while.

till next time,

r

My Girl is Gold with Ines

i've had this photo idea playing around in my mind for a long while and i figured it was time to finally put it to use. i originally wanted to use gold paint but do you know how hard it is to come across gold body paint that doesnt look just yellow and sparkly? incredibly, if you're looking for it short notice, which i was since i'm impatient as heck. i thought about using gold leaf but i worried that it would look too much like this series of self portraits that i did last year but in the end i said fuck it and chose gold leaf instead. i'm really happy i did.

i met ines through mutual friends and was super eager to work with her because i mean come on. look at her. so when i put out a call for a model i couldn't be more happy when she responded. we met up on a saturday morning and shot.

here are some of my favorites.

i'm beyond stoked on how these turned out. isn't she gorgeous!

listen to: gold lion by the yeah yeah yeahs and golden age by tv on the radio. 

happy tuesday! 

Emilija and the Autumn

I met Emilija back in January when I shot for Charles & Grace. despite it being below freezing and us being windy beach side, the photos turned out great and you can see those here. 

anyway. Emilija and I met up the past friday and wandered around the end of hastings taking some photos. here are some of my favorites.

isn't she great? i'm in love with these shots.

i've been listening to You're Dead! by FlyLo allll day and i recommend that you check out this album sometime this weekend. he does not disappoint. check out Never Catch Me and Coronus, The Terminator. 

 

till next time,

r

Isla and the Last Light

over the weekend i was fortunate enough to meet up with one of my favorite people, isla, and take some photos. it was the last sunny day we had in vancouver before the never ending rain and i'm really really happy with how these turned out. you have no idea how hard it was to pick my favorites but here they are.

yeah. isla is my dream girl. follow her on instagram.