los angeles photographer

Route 66


It's about the car, the girl and the road.

It's about the car, the girl and the road. All distractions we need. The open road gives us the freedom to stretch our wings and refresh. The car gives us the power we need to travel through miles and miles of thoughts. And the girl, the girl. Music reminds you of her, glimpses of her smile in your peripheral. She's the angel and the devil on your shoulder on an adventure we all need to take. Take a deep breath, this is what life is about. 

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Editorial - SOL


Light and dark. Polar opposites that require many shades of bending and blending to reach either end of the spectrum. The day night cycle of Sol (our sun) follows this practice. Like the rising and setting of a sun, our lives and personalities find themselves in the same such dance. Between light and dark, the Soul finds itself. We transform as we grow, and every new experience either drives us closer to light or dark. Some need to experience true darkness before they realize the importance of the light. Others shine brightly to lead the way for others. What side do you find yourself on?

Photography - Derek Heisler http://www.derekheisler.com
Model - Patience Silva
Creative Direction - Derek Heisler
Assistant CD - Bekka Gunther
Wardrobe Design - Derek Heisler and Bekka Gunther
Makeup - Marissa Vossen
Location - Santa Clarita, Califorina 

Also published for 1968 Magazine and Stellar

Chantel Rae Set + SI.com


My recent spread with Chantel Rae was published on SportsIllustrated.com today. derekheisler.com was then hit hard with over 250,000 hits shortly after. Very thankful for the success and response from the set. As always Chantel was a pleasure to work with. 

Make sure to check out the 8 image spread on my site here

Mock Cover: Tristan Shire

I recently was commissioned by Tristan Shire to build his head shot portfolio. We built many different persona’s; rugged adventure, Billionaire/FBI agent, the friend, the cop and few more. Here’s one of the Billionaire shots. I then went ahead and designed a mock cover to see how the image would look. Let me know what you think of the end result.

I will be posting more of the images from this session soon.

NIK Software Feature

Thanks to Nik Software for the feature in the September 2012 Focus Newsletter.

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