It was a rainy Saturday afternoon and after years of admiration I finally had a shoot booked with the ethereal Jenny Woods. She has always struck me as a melancholic soul based off of her images of lonely sylph-like dreamers looking to find that part of them they always felt like was missing. So in preparation I listened to the saddest music I had on i-Tunes and the rainy weather did a lot to help. When I arrived she was cuter than a button with her long honey brown hair and petite Venus like figure. We chatted for far too long leaving us with only a few sunlight hours but what we managed to bang out I think to be some of the most emotionally provocative photos I have taken with someone else as the photographer in a very long time. No hair, no makeup, no lighting other than natural, no fancy clothes other than what was in our closets already. It felt very natural to take these photos, absolutely nothing was forced; I just moved and she just responded. I know that might not seem like much but it really is and it very well might be something you just can't understand unless your doing it. Moving on though, I give you a rainy afternoon with Jenny Woods. To see more of her work click here.
Last weekend I had the pleasure to shoot with photographer Danny Lane. The shoot consisted of several of Danny's film cameras and one digital camera of which he never even pulled out. We used my apartment and neighborhood as the location and ended up spending several hours playing dress-up. I really love when photo shoot's just organically happen like that and I am so pleased with the results and apparently so was Modo Magazine because they published an exclusive feature yesterday that you can check out here. Danny and I will be working together many more times so consider this the beginning of a long and beautifully photographed story.
It's been a few weeks since my performance in Kaytee Papusza of Papusza Couture Pleiades exhibit during NYFW but the fun isn't over quite yet. A week before the show Kaytee, myself, Alaia Brown and the exquisite Gemma Fleming got together and shot a lookbook for said collection. Hikaru Hiranu was our hair sculpture extraordinaire while Tara Lauren perfected the dewy goddess makeup look and Katie Burley created the gorgeous head pieces. There is little to say that hasn't already been said about this collection and my feelings towards Kaytee and her clothing so I will cut it short today and leave you with these enchanting photos by Gemma that took my breath away. Also there is an accompanying video that will literally make your jaw drop. Check it out here and be swept away.