I flew out to Cali 2 weeks ago to work with Asics on something crazy for 2013. After chilling at the Asics headquarters in Irvine for a few days with my homies Colin and Matt, I drove to Los Angeles to chill with my close girl friends Tanaya Henry and Joli Robinson. Both ladies have shot with me for the “Super Red” and “Navy Aqua” Gel Lyte III’s almost 2 years ago and people still ask me about them until this day, clap for em. Tanaya had given me the idea to shoot her friend and fellow model Siri a few weeks before I flew out. I wasn’t 100% sure it would go down but I brought the Mazarine Sagas with me in a few small sizes just in case. I’ve learned some important lessons with these shoots, the less time you spend preparing, the better the outcome. Tanaya picked me up while I was shopping at Union on La Brea (my favorite shop in the US) and we headed to this spot T was telling me about for weeks. Perfect sunset and tatted alleyway = This.

Lets get into Siri Blomquist, the 21 year old Norwegian model who’s been booking swimsuit gigs since 2007. I had no idea what to expect when Tanaya introduced us, all I remember is her jumping in the car and starting to sing to some corny track on the radio. With absolutely zero awkwardness of meeting someone for the first time, we had a blast at the shoot. I literally couldn’t stop laughing while she was making funny faces to ruin my concentration during the shoot. Siri, you’re lucky I don’t release some of these photos I have hahaha!! Tanaya helped direct as I shot Siri with my 7D and my new 24-70mm lens. Siris ended up being one of the funniest and most animated girls I have ever met, make sure you follow her.