Psychological Portraiture

When I started modeling in Miami four years ago one of my first legitimate jobs was shooting a look book for the knitwear brand KrelWear. I distinctly remember every single detail from working that job and one of those details was meeting this incredible, vivacious, eccentric woman who put acrylic butterflies in my hair and massive lashes on my eyelids. She had cartoon tattoos covering her arms and her hair was a multitude of crazy colors that fascinated me beyond belief. I had never met anyone quite like her and I still never have. 

This woman goes by the name of Janice Quijano aka Natasha Wylde aka one of my favorite people ever. After that job many years ago we continued to work with each other and shot at least 10 photo shoots or more together either as model and photographer or stylist and photographer or makeup artist and model or hair stylist and model and so on and so forth. Both of us work in many different areas in the fashion industry and thus can create and collaborate together on many different levels. After I quit modeling she fully supported me despite the amount of potential she still see's in me and I am so thankful for that. For her unfaltering support and love for me. For that very reason I proposed to her that we photograph each other in a unique artist collaboration before she leaves me for New York. The photos you see below are the result of this psychological portraiture. I wanted us to photograph each other as we saw each other. As artists, as human beings, as vivacious and creative souls. Janice, you are truly a blessing in my life and I don't know where I would be today if you hadn't of given me all the opportunities you did. I love you and I always will and I can't wait for the day that I get to join you in the Big Apple.