“Put your leg over your head and look sexy.” Taking photographs is easy when working with professional talent. Today I shot (and killed) 2 professional dancers. Lately, as some of you know, I’ve been experimenting a lot with dance in my personal life. I started taking Ballet I at a local community college and have…

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Ryan & Alicia Engagement from kirk hensler on Vimeo. Ryan and Alicia are two of my good friends so I was excited when they asked me to take their engagement photos. They didn’t want anything cheesy (you know, like forehead to forehead with the sun setting in the background and a soft hand to cheek…

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Model: Carolina Vivas of Your Buddhi, Hair & Makeup: Andrea Salazar McCain, Photos: Kirk Hensler Southern California is a great place to live. Especially in comparison to Michigan, where I grew up. All the exercise and fresh produce is like a goddamn dream come true. But it’s easy living here, and it will turn you…

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Originally posted on Recovering Yogi & Yoganonymous October 19th, 2011 I was in Portland, Oregon sitting on my laptop scrolling through the Facebook feed like I do for hours every day and I couldn’t get over how many inspirational posters were being shared by my friends. The first few were OK but then it got…

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Originally published on Rebelle Society on August 12th, 2013 How much of our existence comes from a place of “I hope everyone likes this,” or “I hope this doesn’t offend anyone?” If we pay attention, most likely a lot, as hard as it is to admit. But it’s a bum deal because if everyone likes…

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Originally posted on rebellesociety.com VIA KIRK HENSLER ON MAY 1, 2013 “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde When I was 10 years old my parents had a party at our house for my baseball team. All the parents were getting drunk and eating food. We had quite a party house. There…

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I used to look at ads on TV and in magazines and be so intrigued. The color was different, the people were so good looking, and the scenes were way cooler than what I was seeing in my every day life. I assumed that it was a world that I hadn’t discovered yet. I needed…

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If you own a business that offers a service then you’ve had your fair share of experiences with Yelp. Whether you agree with the site and its users or not, it affects the way people view your business. A lot of companies will routinely ask customers to “Yelp” them without offering anything particular in return….

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A brand is the story you tell to your audience. It can be whatever you want. You can be the ivy league financial expert or you can be the health foods chick or you can be a drunk, perverted bastard. You can be anything, as long as you’re mildly organized and reasonably consistent. You’re literally…

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