One of those shoots where the restless elements can oppose, and reward you. An experience I will never forget. Magic.
The irony is when we started shooting this around 3am, it actually started raining. Gusts of wind knocked over lights, hoses blew in the rain rig, and the flames literally took on a life of their own. [link]
When the last shot was in-camera, and we stepped away from the set, everything returned to calm.
100% through the lens. No photoshop.
Model: Ruben [link]
Native American and helluva great dude. We hung out, drank some very good tequila, and watched the sunrise. Course the alternate title to this image would be Tequila+Fire=Stupid, but we won't talk about that. . . see below. . .
Disclaimer: Fire. Water. Electricity. (tequila) Lots of bad S#*T can happen here. Please don't try this at home.