I got to work with California native Layla Larin last week. You might have read in my previous post that this shoot was stressful because of time constrains and things. I actually took a step back and let the photos marinate before I decided to start editing them. I'm glad I did because they turned much out better than I expected.
I've been wanting to shoot with Layla for over a year and a half. I love her work and look. I got lucky because she came to the East Coast for a project and had some time for us to shoot.
This is where things almost went seriously wrong ->
No one realized that the smoke grenade actually covered her hand. We didn't know until we switched over to the red smoke grenade. Luckily my make up artist had some wet wipes with her and we were able to get it off...However another problem presented itself ->
Look at the very top of the umbrella...the smoke grenade was so hot it melted through the umbrella, lol. The smoke grenades only last for about 20 to 30 seconds. We didn't have time to waste. I even had to yell out to Layla who was surprised by the smoke (she never done it before) to keep looking in my direction and model! That why some of the photos is of her smiling and not 100% modeling.
Either way, I'm glad I did this shoot. I wonder deep down what it is like working with people in other parts of the country or world. Are the expectations the same? Are people more asshole like in certain areas but not in others? I'm hoping one day to get back to traveling a lot again. In the meantime thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed me sharing this with you all.