A couple weeks ago, I was back in my hometown of Spokane, WA to see my family and attend a funeral—yeah, my nephew (who I hadn’t met) was just 4 months old, and my best friend’s mum had succumbed to her lengthy battle with brain cancer. Not the best weekend for shooting.
Of course, I went shooting anyway…
I went out on a frigid windy Saturday morning with Blaine (@blaineskjothaug) to do some nudes near the recently renovated Ferris High School on Spokane’s South Hill.
This particular patch of dry grass, aspen, willow, and wetland cattails—interrupted by a few deciduous trees and manicured gravel pathways—sits right off E 42nd Ave, sandwiched between the high school property and a housing development. It’s small. And even at 7am, just before sunrise, Blaine and I were avoiding the occasional walker.
One of my favorite things about working early, in a place you don’t really know, with a new model, is you can’t really predict conditions and you just have to see how things go.
Blaine insisted that the cold (it was 40 degrees) or the wind (it was chilly) wouldn’t bother him—he was Jack Frost, he claimed—and had seriously played Jack Frost for a job that past winter. So we jumped right into working. Here are a couple images from the day: