Well I’ve managed to get myself stranded in Argentina for an additional week, but that’s not a band thing. With this extra time here I was able to spend time collaborating with my good friends Tomy and Pali from Tuco Studios. We met the last time I was in Buenos Aires back in 2011 and have been talking about trying to work on some stuff together ever since. We have some cool new projects in the works and the other night I was hanging out with Tomy and he started bring new life to some photos I took awhile back and have done much with. Here’s a sample of what’s to come, the model is the beautiful Eufrat from Prague and the shoot took place in Los Angeles back in 2011.
Censored sneak peek at things to come from my collaboration with Tuco Studios in Buenos Aires #sneakpeek #censor #beauty #beautiful #czech #female #girl #model #bath #european #buenosaires #argentina #steveslefteye #losangeles #igerssandiego #igerslosangeles #igersbuenosaires #igers #picoftheday #photooftheday #bestoftheday #webstagram #instagood #instamood #instagramers #instagramhub #eufrat #modeling #like #follow #instagreat (at Casa de Steve 2013)
A glimpse of more to come from my series of Buenos Aires photo shoots | model: Agostina Mele #fashion #model #girl #tattoo #rock #buenosaires #ba #bsas #baires #argentina #art #natural #nikon #photography #nude #topless #blackandwhite #agostina #steveslefteye #southamerica #travel #outdoor #vintage #picoftheday #photooftheday #bestoftheday #webstagram #instagood #instamood #instagramers #igerssandiego (at Casa de Steve 2013)
I’ve been hanging out in Argentina for about 2 weeks now and even though this is my fifth time here I’ve been discovering and experiencing a lot of new things that I hadn’t in previous trips. Each time I come here I stay for a few weeks to a month. During this particular trip I’ve been exploring the photography and fashion elements of this amazing city. So far since I’ve been here I’ve befriended some amazing photographers, producers and stylists and have had the good fortune of meeting and hanging out with Jorge Aragon. Jorge is a Colombian born, Argentina based photographer that I’ve been following for quite awhile and have been friends with on Facebook for a year or two. Prior to this trip we had never met in person, but yesterday we were finally able to get together and he’s been introducing me to a number of great contacts in the industry here. He and the models have all been so cool and receptive and I really appreciate the kindness and willingness to help me get acquainted with the key players in the Buenos Aires photography and fashion scene. Jorge is a very versatile shooting everything from products to high fashion. I find his work inspiring and he’s definitely one of my favorite photographers in Buenos Aires which is why I want to include him in my Photographers Spotlight series.
I’ve been really busy traveling a lot lately and haven’t had a chance to post anything over the past month. I’m currently in Argentina and will be here for a few weeks. Since I’m here I thought I should add an Argentinian model to My Model Wish List. I was browsing through some Argentina based modeling agencies and stumbled upon Mia Flores Piran on the Civiles site. I don’t know if I’ll have be able to schedule a shoot with her, but I do have some friends that work for the agency so you never know. I do have a few shoots scheduled while I’m here and I will post those when I can.
I haven’t posted anything on the blog in awhile so here’s an old shot from the archives of Playboy/Penthouse/Hustler model Danielle Trixie. I did a quick shoot with her at her place in Dallas, TX a few years ago when I was passing through town. This was probably the fourth or fifth photo shoot I had ever done. This photo is far from those you’d find in Penthouse or Hustler and as usual there are no touchups.
From the original post on the Arsenic Magazine site:
The objectification of women: can’t live with it, and can’t sell billions of dollars of material items without it. It has warped a generation of men in all sorts of diabolical ways and has turned young women against food, each other and themselves. And yet here we are, confronted daily with our own appetites for youth and beauty and sex with access to an infinite internet receding into the darkest and most fascinating places. Sam Shepherd once said,
"In the middle of a contradiction, that’s where you want to be."
This is where these images find all of us. - Scott Z. Burns
This is a film that I’ve been wanting to see since Vivian Maier’s collection of work was first discovered. It’s film is premiering at DOC NYC on November 17 and I’m hoping it’ll make it’s way out to the west coast shortly after since I don’t think I’ll be in New York this year. If you haven’t heard of Vivian Maier then I strongly encourage you to watch the trailer.
Yesterday morning I packed my Nikon and Custom SLR gear into my Lowepro Slingshot and head across the border into Tijuana where I met up with my friend and fellow photographer Hugo. I’ve been to TJ numerous times, but never really got to explore the city beyond places that are within walking distance of the border. So yesterday Hugo drove me around to some places that I probably would have never seen. We stopped by some fish markets, a farmers market, drove up to a nice neighborhood that had a great vantage point with a view of San Diego and Coronado from a Mexican perspective, and finished the day at a small park. While in Mexico I did do something somewhat touristy which I never do when I travel anywhere else, I had a Caesar Salad at the restaurant where it was invented … it was good.
While south of the border I was able to snap a few quick promo shots for my favorite sunglass brand, William Painter.
German photographer Carsten Peter is definitely one of my top 10 favorite photographers which is why he’s in my Photographer Spotlight. I first encountered his work when I saw a series of photos he had taken in Hang Son Doong Cave in Vietnam for National Geographic. Upon seeing the photos I immediately looked him up to check out more of what he has done. It turns out he’s a World Photo Press award winner as well as an Emmy winner and regular contributor to National Geographic. He’s taken amazing photos all over the world, in deep cave systems, volcanos and tornados. If you have a moment check out the video I’ve included and his photos as well. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.