Last week I spent an amazing day with some really talented friends and ended up with some photos that I love. Camille Montgomery modeled, Jamie Richmond was on makeup, and Hanna Yoseph on hair. Most of the clothing was from my lovely and generous friends at Elkin.
A few faves below. More to come on my site.
Yikes, it’s been a little while, huh? I’ve been nice and busy, getting through the holidays and shooting as much as possible.
Most recently I worked with Los Angeles Confidential Magazine on their new “Power Dining” section for the upcoming Spring issue. Can’t say much more about it now, but I’ll make sure to post when the issue comes out.
I’m also working with Amy Leverton from StyleSight on a very special project that I also can’t say much about (hint…think about what sites/blogs were before the internet existed), but the photo below is a little…tease.
Good god, I’m bad at blogging. My last post was almost exactly a month ago. Anyway, I photographed Delaney Wessel last week for Refinery29 and I’m really happy to see the post go live today. It was such a relief that Delaney wasn’t a model- she’s actually a German Translater who just finished her masters and moved to LA. She’s super smart, normal, funny- basically perfect and if she were single I would set her up with all my friends.
Sarah St. Lifer, the R29 LA Assistant Editor and I went to Delaney’s place in Silverlake last Sunday, not really knowing what to expect. I didn’t bring much, as we pretty much always shoot R29 stuff in a few quick hours and lots of lighting is generally out of the question. Luckily, though, I brought my 14mm. Delaney’s bedroom is a tiny little cottage/hut/room in the yard of her main house. It’s about big enough for a twin bed and a small shelf. It was hard enough to get both of us inside, let alone shoot anything once we were in there. But the wide angle saved the day and I’m really happy with what we got.
About a month ago, I photographed Issa Rae (aka Awkward Black Girl) for Refinery29. We met in Inglewood, at the doctors office where she shoots her show. The location presented some challenges and because we started in the evening, we only had about 15 minutes of daylight left to work with, but I thought we did pretty well with what we had.
Issa is really refreshing because her focus is on her show, which is all about smart humor. She’s super down to earth and doesn’t seem at all phased by the fact that her show is blowing up.
Last week I went to the Kelly Wearstler headquarters to shoot the space and the employees for Refinery29. For those who don’t know, Kelly Wearstler is a designer who started in interior design and now does fabric, clothing and jewelry as well. Her studio is decked out in her designs and whether or not you’re a fan (she has sort of a love/hate following), it’s a pretty incredible space. http://www.refinery29.com/kelly-wearstler-exclusive-interview
A few weeks ago I embarked on a fairly ambitious mission to cook, style, and shoot a Thanksgiving feast for Crumbs Magazine. Yes, I could have/should have hired a food stylist, but I got it in my head that I wanted to do the whole thing on my own. SO, I shopped, prepped, cooked, and photographed for four days straight and sent the photos over to the photo director, Rosa Park, at Crumbs. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way she edited the piece and put together an article and slideshow. I do wish I had put less emphasis on cooking and more emphasis on visual styling, but I think it turned out pretty well, regardless. You can see the piece at http://www.crumbsmag.com/journal/170_turkey-day-is-almost-here
It’s been awhile! But I’ve been busy. Last weekend my stylist friend Onjelai and I put together a test shoot with some amazing pieces from Wren. Our model, Rachel, was a delight, as was our hair/makeup artist Stacy.
We wanted to work off the concept of pretty pink party girl, which was perfect because although I still haven’t fully come to terms with this, I really love pink/bubble gum/tulle/lollipops/sparkles/sequins/anything shiny A LOT. WAY more than I’d like to. So yea, that worked. The last image below is off-theme, but one of my faves. I’m pretty pleased with our results.
…of this series by Jeff Minton, as featured on A Photo Editor.