Mojave Madness (formerly known as Dirt in the Skirt) is an event where “outdoor lifestyle meets the world of digital photography”. It was a fun day filled with babes and hunks, awesome vehicles, “dirt toys”, and friendship.
This was my third year attending this event, and it was held at the dry lake bed near Boulder City. I prefer this location because it’s easier to find and is closer to the highway.
This year, more people stepped up and took the reigns of organizing the event, including Stefanie of SMJ Photography. Mike, the mastermind of the whole event, was very instrumental in screening all the attendees, including photographers, models, and vehicle owners.
The most notable thing about this event was that I helped bring a person out of her shell by putting her in front of the camera. Her confidence grew over time throughout the event, as more photographers worked with her. By the end of the night, she was comfortable posing topless and doing implied nude shots with the male models.
Unlike previous Mojave Madness / Dirt in the Skirt events, I actually had a plan of what I wanted to shoot. Unfortunately, that fell by the wayside and just shot whatever was in front of me. Luckily, I was able to do more figure shoots (a.k.a nude shoots), and edit them in black and white.
It was a warm day. Combined with the hot flashes I was getting (as a side effect of a medication I was taking), I was feeling tired and tried to get as much energy as possible!