Monthly Archives: January 2015


Korbyn

Young woman in red dress crouching on snow-covered ground in the winter

Model: Korbyn
Location: Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau, Alaska

It has been an unusually warm and snow-free winter this year in Juneau, Alaska. Even the base of Juneau’s ski mountain, Eaglecrest, had no snow when I went up there in late January to scout out photo shoot locations.

A small rock quarry on the side of the road laid bare. Its black rock exposed, hill destroyed, boulders piled up in a heap. It was a sad and abandoned place. I knew I wanted to shoot there. Contrast it with misplaced beauty, youthfulness, life.

Nearby, a bog with a thin frozen crust waited for a layer of snow. A nearby sign read, “The Beauty and The Bog.” The place begged for a photo shoot.

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Portrait of a young woman in red dress leaning on a red velvet chair in a rock quarry with snow falling

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Young woman in red dress looking back from the camera at trees i

More photos from this photo shoot: http://archive.mihaelblikshteyn.com/Shoots/Korbyn


Cachet

Young woman in a white dress exploring an abandoned wooden house with an oil lamp

Cachet is many things. An environmental activist, a global traveler, an advocate and an educator, she sets her own path wherever she goes. When I heard she was coming for a couple of days to the same town I was in, I knew we had to do a photo shoot together. It didn’t take long to come up with an idea for the shoot. I wanted to illustrate her lightening and leading her way, discovering new possibilities at every turn of her life. A dilapidated, abandoned wooden shed that’s been falling apart for years was the perfect setting for it.

Young woman in a white dress exploring an abandoned wooden house with an oil lamp

Young woman in a white dress exploring an abandoned wooden house with an oil lamp

You can see the full set from this shoot at http://archive.mihaelblikshteyn.com/Shoots/Cachet.


Sydney and Rochelle 1

Two young women flying off a red couch on helium balloons in fro

What happens in Juneau, Alaska when the last cruise ship leaves town? While bears, devoid of an audience and salmon, look for hibernation dens, locals come out of the woodwork. Crazy things start happening. Like me deciding to drag a red couch to the middle of the frozen Mendenhall Lake to set up a photo shoot with two lovely models, Rochelle and Sydney, in front of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Young woman in blue wig and purple plastic coat applying purple

Young woman with a white wig and red lipstick

Two young women posing on a red couch in the middle of a frozen lake in front of a glacier in the winter

You can see the full set from this shoot at http://archive.mihaelblikshteyn.com/Shoots/Sydney-Rochelle. These photos can be licensed from https://prime.500px.com/mikblik.