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Caribbean Sunshine: I’ve spent the past two weeks shooting in the beautiful Garden City, Georgetown, Guyana, and in the Eastern Caribbean’s Trinidad & Tobago. Here’s a sample image from a shoot done on Trinidad’s north coast yesterday. The location is Tyrico Bay, near the famous Maracas Beach. The gorgeous model is Shari, a Trinidadian native. Great times!

Photo by David E. Fraser. © 2016 All Rights Reserved. www.photosophistry.com. Photo may not be published or distributed without permission.

#caribbeanvisit #swimsuitbody #swimwear #beach #tyricobay #bikini #bikinibody #caribbeanmodel  
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Mixed Mood; Mixed Prints with Model/Stylist Nicola Ifill

I recently did yet another collaboration with ultra-talented San Francisco, California based Caribbean model/stylist, Nicola. She proposed the idea of creating a look that would have been a fashion faux pas barely a few years ago - mixed prints. So this assembly, consisting of stripes, dots, and herringbone (on the belt), was born.

Photo by David E. Fraser. © 2016 All Rights Reserved. www.photosophistry.com. Photo may not be published or distributed without permission.

#californiamodels #sanfranciscomodels #fashionportrait #studio #fashionphotography #beauty #davidfraser #nofilterneeded #gorgeous #picoftheday #photosophistry #model #profotob1 #sparkle #stylist #beautifulblackwoman #caribbeanmodel #Trinidadian #beautyshot #naturalhair #makeup #nicolaifill
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Yuliya: Springtime Beautiful!

Here's a sample from a recent shoot with talented actress/dancer, Yuliya Eydelnant. Yuliya is currently starring in the musical, "Rock of Ages." We wrapped our on-location Walnut Creek, California shoot just in time for her to head off to the theater one evening last week.

Photo by David E. Fraser. © 2016 All Rights Reserved. www.photosophistry.com. Photo may not be published or distributed without permission.

#dancer   #actress   #theater   #model   #ukranian   #beautiful  
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1 Profoto B1 head, modified with a 3' RFi Octa Softbox. 
Have a great weekend folks. 
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Yuliya: Pajama Party Model Shoot
Here's a film treatment of one of my favorite images from our recent Pajama Party Model Shoot.

Model: Yuliya Eydelnant
MUA/Hairstylist: Maria Medina
Stylist: Nicola Ifill

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I always appreciate her willingness to break with convention and embrace the unusual. She created an intriguing pallet with this mix of pastels. And I absolutely loved shooting it with her. She is, of course, Nicola Ifill, a San Francisco Bay Area model and stylist. 

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Your Welcome Bro. !
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The Magic of Convergence: Guyana Meets Nigeria

I was especially excited to spend some time in Guyana recently. I had the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous Nigerian model (who is also a medical student), along with this and other fashion pieces by designer Quinton Pearson. We met and shot the project at the famous Georgetown Seawall, on an overcast and partly rainy day. But the circumstances only provided fodder for a creative shoot I will cherish for a long time to come.

Model: Joy Oluwatomi
Agency: STORM TALENT AGENCY
MUA: Renee Chester of Bromeliad
Designer: Quinton Pearson
Fashion Assistant: Orin Lambert
Photography Assistants: Maurice Goddard & Delano Williams

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Lizzy in Spring Fashion Casuals

San Francisco Bay Area model, Lizzy Merts, absolutely rocked during our Spring Fashion Casuals shoot. She joined us in the studio a few weeks ago for this look book collection.

This is one of a few looks shot that day. The shoot was styled by Nicola Ifill.

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Greetings fellow Nikonians. It has been some time since I posted anything. The venerable D810 is still my primary body. It is paired here with the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II. I used a single Profoto B1 head modified with a 3' RFi Octa Softbox. 

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Afro Beauty: Working with San Francisco, California based Trinidadian model/stylist, Nicola Ifill, is always a delight. She brings magic to the set. And I am always excited to shoot her brilliant and beautiful collections.

We recently decided to collaborate on a beauty collection as a precursor to an upcoming beauty project we plan to do to San Francisco Bay Area models. Nicola handled her hair, fashion styling, and makeup for the project.

Photo by David E. Fraser. © 2016 All Rights Reserved. www.photosophistry.com. Photo may not be published or distributed without permission. 
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+WDRobinsonSr. Photography Thank you man. Appreciated. 
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Vintage Camera (circa 1962): While doing research for a couple upcoming projects, we began gathering some props. During the search, we stumbled onto a veritable treasure trove of vintage cameras. In this image is one of the cameras. 

It is an amazing bit of technology. This camera, the Yashica Lynx-5000 was manufactured circa 1962. And guess what? It appears to be fully functional. 

It had been years since I've shot with film. And this is more than shooting with film. It's utilizing technology that many consider ancient by today's standards. But I've looking forward to testing it out. 
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B&H Photo Video: Issues related to discrimination are apparently still unresolved with this company. I was aware of their previous settlement of discrimination claims amounting to some US$4 million. And though I heard some of the problems persisted, I am now discovering that the US Department of Labor is bringing a lawsuit against them.

They have been my primary provider of photography gear. In fact I just took receipts of gear from them costing almost US$7,000. I'll watch how the case unfolds, as I can never support a business engaged in discriminatory practices.
B&H Photo & Electronics treats it minority warehouse workers unfairly — including forcing its Hispanic warehouse employees to use a separate “unsanitary” bathroom — according to a US Labor …
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I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am bi-vocational in that I am a professor of public policy and administration (in the California State University system), as well as a fashion/portrait photographer with well over a decade of enthusiast and professional shooting experience. 
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