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the pilot | by brookeshaden
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the pilot

This picture goes along with a shot I did of myself with a bird on my back, is part of a larger collection of images that have to do with animals. I love photographing birds because they are so symbolic, and because I have always felt connected with nature. It allows me to combine these two loves into a series of photos that are meaningful to me.


I shot this one at 6am one morning. Asking Christopher to hop into the pond was a bit much (40 degrees - cold for LA, and filled with the droppings of birds) but he happily did it and then smelled a little for the next few hours :-P Later this day we went out to shoot another image in an old Victorian style lobby of office buildings...didn't get caught by some miracle but also didn't get the shot I wanted, so I'll be going back there again :)


Model: Christopher John Hills V


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Taken on May 7, 2012