I just returned from a whirlwind trip of shooting in Los Angeles. I shot a total of 13 people in a span of five days – that’s a lot of stylized portraits! The unfortunate part is that this was my worst documented trip ever – I hardly took candids. I’m sure all my photographer friends will agree: when you spend long hours shooting, the last thing you want to do is take out your camera again to shoot fun stuff.
Thankfully, I remembered to Instagram everything I was doing, so I have some form of documentation of my adventures. You should definitely follow me on Instagram, my username is @supercheyne
So without further ado, here’s my trip to LA via Instagram:
I arrive in LA and manage to take a flipped image while waiting for Kevyn to pick me up at LAX.
we drive to “Guitar World” to pick up a vintage microphone for our shoot with Joseph Vincent.
I head to Kevyn’s place to iron all the vintage wardrobe for the morning shoot.
I watch “Sky Captain” on Netflix and draw my pose/lighting diagrams.
We arrive at the shoot location at 7:30 am.
Joseph Vincent gets hair/makeup for the shoot.
He entertains us during the shoot.
2 hours later, it’s a wrap!
I have a very late lunch with Joseph Vincent and the models/crew at Chipotle.
I check into my hotel in Burbank, the Safari Inn.
I check out the architecture in Downtown, LA.
I meet up with my friend Martin for dinner in Downtown.
We walk around Downtown at night and check out the architecture.
Next Day, I go walking around Burbank and see this car…
… and then an orange one just like it!
I meet up with Nick, a Hawaii transplant, and have pastries at Porto’s.
I take some goofy mirror pics in Burbank.
I shoot JJ Dubon then head straight to editing in my hotel room.
Next Day, I do a pool shoot with Brandon.
Then at 2pm, I do a bowling shoot with Will
Then I head to K-Town for my rooftop shoot with Toestah.
The Toestah pics turn out just as I envisioned them!
On my final day in LA, I wander around NoHo and find this awesome shop.
This is how awesome that shop is.
I have a quick retro shoot with Teesa before my flight!
Then it’s time to bid LA farewell (for now) and head back to Hawaii!