Photoshoot with Oliver Sage

Vancouver, BC has a reputation for being one of the world’s streetwear fashion capitals and the Gastown district strongly upholds this bold title. To highlight some of these modern trends, Oliver Sage and I took to the streets of downtown for a short nighttime photoshoot once the sun set over the west. Our first destination was a tucked away parking garage with a little garden sanctuary amidst the concrete jungle of the urban downtown.

For our photoshoot, Oliver was sporting a simple, yet effective outfit with a base layer consisting of black pants and a white pocket tee brought together with a pair of fresh white cons. A classic choice. That being said, Oliver is no stranger to the grey winters we have here in the Northwest and decided to complete this fresh fit with a black zip-up sweatshirt layered with a denim jacket. Layers are key to surviving in this Pacific Northwest climate and Oliver does them right.

Take a look at the shoot below and be sure to follow Oliver Sage and Witness The West on Instagram to see more of Vancouver’s urban streetwear scene.

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Photoshoot with Sabrina Tiana Menezes

If you’re ever looking to escape the hectic urban landscapes of Seattle or the hot as hell deserts of eastern Washington, the San Juan Islands will suit you perfectly. For this specific shoot, we journeyed to Whidbey Island to relax and chill on the sandy beaches. Even in September, the combination of the late season sun and cooling ocean will give off a tropical vibe and keep the summer feels alive.

Sabrina Menezes is a Bellingham local from Redmond, Washington and even though modeling isn’t a primary activity in her daily life, she certainly knows how to strike a pose. We spent the weekend listening to vinyl in the beach house and venturing to the beach to soak up the sun with snacks and blankets to lay on. While shooting, she didn’t hesitate to jump in the water with her summer dress or to roll around on the warm sandy beach. Before long, I had more amazing shots than I knew what to do with.

Take a look at some highlights from the shoot below and be sure to follow Sabrina Menezes and Witness The West on Instagram to gain an inside look on the mighty Pacific Northwest.

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Photoshoot with Colin Walton

Today’s photoshoot took Colin and I deep into the depths of Pacific Spirit Park which borders UBC campus on the west end of Vancouver, BC. The park stays forever green throughout the year and offers a never-ending maze of trails that intertwine each other. We quickly got lost which, to be honest, was the plan since it never strays very far from campus and will always pop you out somewhere familiar.

Colin Walton, an always trendy friend from first year, was nice enough to model for me on this classic rainy February day. He was sporting a neutral pair of black pants with a matching black shirt hanging low for a loose fit. On top of this base layer was a large patterned brown jacket purchased from a Vancouver thrift shop. The outfit theme fit well with the more natural shoot we had planned. A perfect combination for Pacific Northwest winters.

Take a look at the shoot below and be sure to follow Colin Walton and Witness The West on Instagram to see more of Vancouver’s fashion and streetwear scene.

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Photoshoot with Edwin Zou

Another grey winter day in the Pacific Northwest provided the perfect atmosphere for my latest shoot with streetwear model, Edwin Zou. A short cruise over Burrard Bridge in Vancouver led to some amazing shots highlighting a simple yet effective black & white toned fit picked by Edwin. Vancouver, BC is known for it’s fashion/streetwear scene and this is a perfect example of the dope styles that can be seen throughout the city proving you don’t need sunny beach days to look fresh and fitted.

Take a look at the shoot below and be sure to follow Edwin and Witness The West on Instagram to see more of Vancouver’s fashion and streetwear scene.

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