On a recent trip to California, USA I got the opportunity to do a shoot with international model Destiny Sierra on a secluded Malibu beach just a short drive from Hollywood.
It was a bit of a last minute decision so Destiny did her own make-up and styling and we were both really happy with the results. Photographing outside with only Mother Nature to contend with can sometimes be challenging and unpredictable but it can also add that sense of simplicity, inspiration and spontaneity that makes my work a joy.
Destiny is a true professional who started modelling at the ripe old age of 13. She is now signed with Wilhelmina Models in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. She participated in the BCBG model search 2013 run by TalentHouse and was picked in the top 10! Destiny previously spent a year closer to our shores in Thailand where she walked the runway for La Perla, shot campaigns for Jaspal Home Collection, SpyKar and Genesis Klinik and acted in commercials for Samsung and Addiction Deodorant.
As well as a model, Destiny is a health advocate who enjoys helping others achieve a healthy and active lifestyle. She uses social media to motivate and inspire others through the positive message that success and happiness will come to those who continue to seek growth and self-development. She is a determined young lady whom I am sure we will see a lot of in the future!
Model // Destiny Sierra - destinysierra.com
Thomas Jefferson once said that a walk about Paris would provide you with lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life. And while he was no doubt too busy penning the Declaration of Independence and presiding over a country to take many strolls on distant shores, I’d have to agree he wasn’t far from the truth.
For so long Paris has been the hub of artistic freedom and attracted some of history’s most famous writers like Hemingway, Joyce, Beckett and F. Scott Fitzgerald, not to mention all of the great artists, actors, designers and artisans.
On a simple stroll through France’s main botanical garden Jardin de Plantes with my good friend, I wasn’t really looking for the point of life, but as a photographer, it was hard not to be swept up in the impulse to create something beautiful. The garden was bursting with summer loving and blooming colour, and the call to pull out my Polaroid could not be ignored.
So on impulse we decided to do a fashion shoot. No fancy props and lighting, no back-up crew or make-up team, this was simply about the beauty of the moment in one of the world’s most extraordinary places. I dare you to take a walk about Paris and not be tempted to create something memorable.
Model/Blogger // Natascha - In Search of Little Sadie