Took this shot the day before I left LA over in Salton Sea with a bunch of new friends. Salton sea is a crazy place with a failed ecosystem where the entire beachline is made of dead fish bones and the beachline is surrounded by post-apocalyptic-esque semi rotted building husks.
Took us 3h30 minutes of crazy driving around and scouting for locations and racing against the sun but we finally managed to find this awesome beach after speaking with some locals.
I met Toge, the fire dancer/model/fashion designer, at a completely random fire event while playing tourist with DAS and felt that I absolutely had to make this shoot happen before I left and thanks to the new friends that I made along the way we managed to toss the entire shoot together in less than 3 days of planning!
Anthony Potgieter, new found buddy will be throwing together a new BTS quite soon... so stay tuned!
Special thanks to Phil Cha (from www.mylevelup.ca) for lending me his Profoto B2's to make the shot possible (love them profoto flashes!) and Sky Rockit for being fire safety, security and tour guide extraordinaire.
- Toge Manee - Model/Fire Dancer
- Vivian Jiang - MUA/Hair
- Sky Rockit - Fire safety
- Phil Cha, Anthony Potgieter - Video Assist
- JoJo Luk - BTS photos
- Toge Manee - Fashion Designer
- Toshiki Nakamura - Assist