This post is long overdue! This past September, I had the opportunity to model for an outstanding workshop hosted by Dakota Snow at an old denim factory near Rome, GA. I posed with Dakota and another outstanding model, Deyanna Denyse, and was able to work with many talented photographers. The space was incredible to shoot in and there was a great creative energy buzzing in the air. The factory was hot and dirty and it was a thoroughly exhausting day for everyone involved but I'm so happy with the work that we created together!
I know I've said it before but I so much enjoy seeing the results that come out of events like these. The moments that each photographer chooses to capture and the ways in which they compose and edit their images shapes the overall effect and narrative of the photos such that, although everyone is photographing the same models in the same locations, the photos that emerge are often quite distinct. I'm excited to share some of my favorite images from the event below.
This was our first time shooting together and it was a thoroughly fruitful collaboration. This series was part of a larger project featuring many goddesses and other mythological figures. I chose to portray Atropos, the fate who cuts the thread of life. My roommate recently forged a knife at a blacksmithing class, and I thought it would make the perfect tool with which to depict Atropos' deadly duty. I love the photos from this set and the frank emotion they convey.
Here's some images from the first half of this year that I haven't found a place to post yet. Enjoy!
C U D A - Providence, RI
Frank Simard - Boston, MA
Jack Bussman - Guilford, CT
Steel Rings Studio - Beloit, WI
Silver Shutter - Lawton, OK
Carney Malone - Albany, NY
Nestor Rivera - New York City
Near Providence, RI. I was so excited to meet and work with Evelyn Sinclair. I respected her both as a model and a photographer before reaching out to her and when she agreed to shoot together, I was thrilled. We met at a nearby park and went for a long walk before coming to some good locations to shoot at. As we walked, we spoke about life, art, modeling, and future plans. She carried herself with strength, wisdom and maturity beyond her years. I was so sad to hear that she had passed away recently. Death is always a tragedy, but especially when it happens so suddenly and to someone so young.
Thinking of her reminded me revisit these pictures and share my favorites (both as a model and as a photographer). I absolutely love the last image. The framing, composition, and emotion of the pose combine to make an image that I think is quite beautiful and moving. I'm glad to have had the chance to meet Evelyn and share some time together. She was an inspiring and talented artist.