Young Atlanta: Dylan and Carly

So I'm skipping the Wednesday Wrap-Up this week, since I've been spending time shooting and working and trip planning instead of DIY-ing and cooking. I hope you don't mind though, because I'm really excited to show you these photos! I kicked off my new portrait series, which I'm calling the Young Atlanta Project, last Thursday with a shoot at one of my favorite top-secret spots in the city.

Atlanta artist Dylan Fagan photograph by Brittany Wages. photography portrait editorial Young Atlanta Project Ardmore Park

I've been a fan of Dylan Fagan's work for a while, and I had the pleasure of witnessing a bit of his creative process this past spring during our final class at SCAD. If you were at our show Deal With It, you definitely saw the video installation NAIL with an entire bed in the gallery. In addition to beautiful video work, Dylan creates moving photographic narratives based around dreams and the unconscious. I particularly love seeing a fellow self-portrait artist's work, and his skills with emotion, nature, and light are incredibly inspiring. Please do me a favor and go look at his work.

Atlanta artist Dylan Fagan photograph by Brittany Wages. photography portrait editorial Young Atlanta Project Ardmore Park
Atlanta artist Dylan Fagan photograph by Brittany Wages. photography portrait editorial Young Atlanta Project Ardmore Park

Part of my professional introduction to Atlanta's food scene came through this lovely Atlanta creative, Carly Cooper. As well as being a Senior Copywriter at MRY, Carly writes for Atlanta Magazine's Covered Dish food blog . Honestly, I'm jealous of anyone who gets to spend time rubbing elbows with chefs and chatting about food, and particularly someone who does it so well. Another reason to envy Carly? She lives on Monroe a few blocks from the park in a gorgeous 101-year-old house. If you would like to join me in living vicariously through her, you can follow her on Twitter here.

Atlanta writer Carly Cooper photograph by Brittany Wages. photography portrait editorial Young Atlanta Project Midtown historic home Atlanta Magazine
Atlanta writer Carly Cooper photograph by Brittany Wages. photography portrait editorial Young Atlanta Project Midtown historic home Atlanta Magazine