One week ago my parents traveled south to spend four days with George and I in our Bayou Saint John shotgun apartment – just a ten minute walk to City Park. Though the first day was completely rained-out, the second day of Hogs for a Cause was gorgeous and in full swing, despite the inches of thick mud caking everyones feet and legs. Although, what would a swine themed festival be if everyone weren't covered in mud?...
Hello Big World... It's been a while.
Spent some time over this third month of the year to re-think, re-organize, and slowly re-build my website. A little space in the digital universe that is home to a selection of images I've created more recently. I've decided to give the images of the past five or so years a rest; we'll see them again soon, but maybe in ink rather than pixels.
Some things – old & new – that I'm currently stuck on. Enjoy.
Amanda Lyons - Singer Song Writer | Jennie V - Musician | Mary Beth Barone - Comedian
The passing of the New Year was a marker of many things - One of these being that for about a year these four rolls of film sat in a tiny box under some papers - exposed but undeveloped. You could call them forgotten, but in truth I knew they were there. I thought about these rolls of film almost once a day each time I passed their resting place, and each time I thought of them I forgot a bit more what was laying on the film. Five days before New Years Eve, I finally dropped off the rolls to be developed at Bennett's Camera - One Kodak TriX 400, one Kodak Portia 400, and two Disposable Cameras.
These are some of my favorites.
New York Fashion Week is a whirlwind of a whole lot of style, everywhere, very fast. During the week, I was tasked with covering street style of the attendees, models, and workers that surround and populate the shows, focusing on their eyewear. The images were for The Fancy Archive, a very popular Latin American style website, with a store in Mexico City. These are some of my favorites from the series.
The two most important things for me in a portrait of a face: the eyes and skin. I always find myself coming in close. No matter how far away I start, the final edit always comes down to just the face, and the slightest hint of surroundings.
This is a portrait I captured of my boyfriend's cousin, Eva on a recent trip to Lake Michigan. She is a stunning girl, who has no idea yet how beautiful she is.
Below is a portrait I made two years ago of a friend, Marissa. The shoot started off as a fashion/lifestyle concept, and turned into an exploration of her face - eyes and skin. Seeing this same approach occur over and over in my work brings a sort of comfort. It means (to me) I am naturally repeating something that consistently results in the images I end up loving the most, and it reminds me what it is I truly love to photograph. People.