I never thought in a million years that I would want to photograph swimwear. I did a quick little shoot the other day with my friend Paige Lorentzen at Broad Beach in Malibu, California and now I just want to keep shooting swimwear!
One thing I find really helpful to do to keep those creative juices flowing is making mood boards. Mood boards for a shoot, or even just an inspiration board to help you get some ideas. Like most people, I have been obsessing over anything pink lately, so heres a little color inspiration board I put together.
I spent the past weekend in Joshua Tree shooting my friend Maddie Louviere’s new clothing line Blythe Before Blair. We found old classic cars next to our airbnb and spent the entire Saturday getting sunburned in Joshua Tree National Park. Heres a sneak peak of what we were up to.
I can definitely say this was a “work with what you have” moment. I recently bought this cactus piñata and was thinking of what I could do with it, so I grabbed a ton of 8.5 x 11 sheets of colored paper I had laying around, stuck them on top of any flat surface I could find out in direct sunlight (a massive white cardboard box that was way too big to handle), grabbed my iPhone (#shotoniphone haha), did some post work, and voila!
Here is the before and after: