A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
As an artist I definitely have a comfort zone. Somewhere safe that I know I can always create good work and make my clients happy. That safe space to me is with natural light, either in or outdoors. 99% of the time I work with everyday babes who have never been in front of the camera before. Because of this I need to be my most grounded self. I need to be that comfort zone and safe space for them to feel like they're in the best hands. So when I lined up a shoot with the ineffable badass model, Ruby Roxx, I knew I could let go of being that space and really explore a creative vision. I threw all my safety blankets out the window. I wanted to shoot in an urban setting, at night, with just artificial light. Ruby was SUCH a gem about the whole thing. I was a little flustered trying to create to my usual standard without any of my crutches, but she was so supportive of my weird vision. Her and her hubby drove us around downtown Vancouver finding abandoned alley's to shoot in, and her hubby maneuvered their SUV in these tight little alleys like a total champ! We created some breath taking images, and I am so blessed to have been able to work with such an incredible professional. Next time we'll stick to something a little more up my alley. Excuse the pun ;)