3 models and 3 lighting setups in a 20 square foot space.

I had a fun challenge the other day shooting some fun creative portraits with my GC team and some awesome models.

We had a free night in our calendar and decided to get together to shoot some no pressure practice shots with three new models that needed some practice. To keep it casual we decided to shoot in Ziicka’s place, which is a tiny, basement suite with 6′ ceilings and hardly enough space for 2 people. So we decided to stuff three models, Ziicka doing makeup and styling, Jessica Holloway doing hair and myself with all my lighting and camera gear into that little space.

We ended up have a great time and shooting late into the night only stopping to eat some delicious Sal e Lemon tacos.

 

Here are a few of my favorites from the night.

Caitlin Dewitt 1 Caitlin Dewitt 2 Racheal 1 Teal 1 Teal 2

Some Vice is Nice.

I never really hyped this gallery showing at the time because the subject matter and photography style is a bit outside of my target demographic (if you know what I mean) But it was well received and got a fair bit of attention around the Vancouver alt scene. So I figured it’s worth a post.

A few months ago the Glass City Collective, a non profit artist collective that I am an artist in residence with was asked to take part in the 16 Deadly Sins Fetish and Erotic Art Show at The FALL Tattooing & Artists Gallery. So instead of having a single artist represent the collective we did a group co-operative shoot. 5 photographers, 4 models, 3 stylists and a designer all working together in the East Village Factory studios. We had a great time and shot late into the night.

After all was done we had “Some Vice is Nice” a series of 9 custom printed and framed photographs for the show.

“Some Vice is Nice”

Concept work by ziicka
Digital after effects by Mbeau
Styling & project co-management by Tracy Cake

Riannaconda Burlesque & Other Arts // model
LittleBit Lizbit // model
Mar Marb // model

ziicka // concept, makeup & model
Hair by Lucy Lopez
Nails by Emily Eror
& Corsets by Suzee 666
Shot at the East Village Factory, in conjunction withGlassCity Studio-Salon.

Here are some of the promotional pieces using my photographs from the day.

Corby Martin Director of Photography