Before we left Vancouver I had the great pleasure of photographing one of our city’s amazingly talented actresses, Meeshelle Neal, in the alleyways of China Town. Why the grittiest back lanes in town you ask? Well, we were shooting the gorgeous gowns of costume designer Naomi Lazarus and I was after a sort of juxtapositional backdrop to highlight the amazingly detailed dresses. This was a true collaboration: Meeshelle and I took a no frills approach (she did her own m/up and I pinned her hair) and we worked together to bring Naomi’s gowns to life. So without plan or agenda we simply strolled, chasing the light and letting the magic happen. These are a few of my favourite frames.
Meeshelle, I’ll be back in January – let’s do it again! (and again, and again, and again…)