January turned out to be a little bit sluggish for me in the shooting department. Lots of business preparation, and then a lot of other things that had nothing to do with photography (check the other blog if you’re super curious). Anyway, I decided to climb out of my month-long hole of nearly zero creative expression by shooting my friend Kristina outside of one of North Hollywood’s creepiest landmarks––Circus Liquor. Circus Liquor (located on Burbank & Vineland) has a huge neon clown sign beckoning the San Fernando Valley to buy some whiskey. It was famously featured in the 1995 film Clueless, specifically the scene in which Cher is robbed at gunpoint returning from a “Val Party.” I also shot Kristina in Studio City, behind the old Bookstar (now owned by Barnes & Noble).
The shoot: I’ve really been into the whole street punk look. Reminiscent of the 1980s; think Debbie Harry of Blondie. I think Kristina really captures it effortlessly. All images were shot on the 7D, lit with a 430EX II Speedlite mounted with a soft box connected to an ETTL cord.
P.S. – I would like to take a moment just to appreciate the detail she put into her eyeliner.