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I fell in love with Meerkat Photography's (Jen Francine) Instagram feed when I was actually shown it by another photographer when we were looking for a model for our shoot! The hazy, pastel, dreaminess of her images really caught my interest. Unusual poses and positions inspired by her self portrait work added a slightly surreal edge to them too.

It wouldn't be the normal style I would imagine combining L.O.M with, but I had a feeling our two styles could really work together, and got in contact.

Meerkat LOM Fashion Malibu

She told me that she liked to shoot early morning, because of the light... I'm more of a golden hour girl myself, but only because I hate getting out of bed before 10am! 
We picked date and location, and when my alarm went off at 5:30am on a cloudy Tuesday in LA I was actually pretty excited packing my case and getting ready in the dark.

 LOM Fashion malibu beach mirror shoot harness

 Our lovely model Christina picked me up at 6am and we headed out to Malibu, on a route I hadn't taken before, and I was in full tourist mode taking pictures and videos as we headed through the misty hills.

LOM Fashion beach shoot crop top flares

When we got to the beach it was freezing! I don't even know what temperature it was but I was not handling it wearing a leather jacket and big woollen cardigan. There was a whole film crew set up further down the beach that didn't even venture outside of their trailers and vans the whole time we were there. I was amazed at how well Christina did in these pictures whilst I huddled into myself in the background.

LOM Fashion Malibu beach shoot

It really was worth getting up at that time for these beautiful shots, I love how different they are from anything I normally do. I didn't give any direction or suggestions and just let Jen and Christina do their thing, its always great to see what other creatives can do with your work and gives me a new perspective on the pieces.
You can check out more from this shoot in the Gallery below.

LOM Fashion Malibu Beach Louise

 All clothing can be found in our Körpermitose collection. Necklace and earrings are from Tukadu Jewellery in Berlin.


May 24, 2019 — Louise O'Mahony

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