Last night, we were so excited to hear that our friend and regular shoot client, the stupendously talented and sexy Jordan Kensley, was accepted as a competitor to the Dance Filthy Australia competition - and it was the perfect opportunity to launch our Alloy Loves blog post series. Here's to the first of the series: Alloy Loves Jordan Kensley.Read More
Colorado-based pole dancer Julien Miguel contacted us in fall 2015 for a semi-private shoot with a friend, local poler Brian Wolf. We had photographed both of these brilliant dancers previously, at competitions, but never had the chance to work with them in the studio, so it was a treat for all of us to be able to design a studio shoot together at The Choreography House in Los Angeles.Read More
In November 2015 we took a little mini-tour through Seattle following the Northwest Pole Art Championships and visited Divine Movement, a studio whose staff and students we had been obsessing over each time we photographed them at a Pole Sport Organization competitions.Read More
We first photographed pole dancer and contortionist Emi onstage at Pole Sport Organization events, and when she came out from her hometown of DC to California on a trip, we were so excited to be able to collaborate with her for a private shoot.Read More
In 2015, Greek pole and swimwear company Paradise Chick contacted us for a shoot to help launch international champion Phoenix Kazree as one of their brand ambassadors.Read More
Our second "Flash Shoot" yesterday at The Vertitude went swimmingly! What fun.
We came up with the idea for Flash Shoots late last year, as a way to serve dancers who couldn't afford our standard half hour/hourlong packages, new polers who didn't think they had the stamina for a full appointment, and performers or instructors that need photos right away. Fortunately there are two of us in Alloy, so we can both shoot and edit simultaneously - making something like a Flash Shoot possible. One of us shoots you and the other immediately edits the images onsite, so you can leave with your photos in hand.Read More
Early this year we went out to a Malibu beach for some photo jamming with pole star and renowned dancer Sergia Louise Anderson, and visiting UK yogi Sylvia Garcia.Read More
Late last year we had the privilege of spending a beautiful morning out in the desert with 2015 U.S. National Pole Champion Brandon Grimm and U.S. National Pole Art Bronze Medalist Jordan Kensley in Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.
One year ago, in November 2013, I sat down at my laptop to edit another newspaper photography assignment - probably my third or fourth assignment of the day. Finished photos due by the next morning. But I'm a procrastinator at heart, and I can never get to work before letting my mind settle down a bit. So before I dove in to editing the school fairs, city council meetings, pet of the week and Christmas tree lighting photos, I pulled up a little blog I had been following, by Sarah of Weird Sisters Circus. It was all about Making the Escape.Read More
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