My friends have weird hair colors and they make for great portraits.
Working with these boys has been my favorite ongoing creative partnership. They've always got new ideas for me to play with and they're great to hang out with. They're finishing up their second album right now, and I can't wait to show off the artwork we created for it. In the meantime, check out some of the shoots we've done so far and check out their album Opaque Pop on bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify. Website // Facebook
I can't believe it took me this long, but I finally tried out shooting some boudoir sessions and I'm hooked. Drinking mimosas, listening to The Weeknd, and shooting in some gorgeous natural light in my favorite studio. Plus, my lovely clients could not have been better prepared for this: they're all students at the studio where I take pole dancing classes. We tapped into that energy (despite the fact that we're used to black lights instead of bright open windows) and made some amazing images to start off my boudoir portfolio.
After a bit of a hiatus, my Young Atlanta project is back! For this round, we're starting with Mark Ziemer, a fellow SCAD alumni who I met through the Out 2 Launch showcase. He took part in the same program the year before, and ended up as the Creative Services Art Director at Atlanta Magazine. I'm a bit biased in thinking he's awesome since he hired me to shoot some portraits for their Top Docs issue. You can see his work not only in Atlanta Magazine, but also in their new travel publication Southbound and other projects like the 2013 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Guide. Did I mention that he's funny and really, really nice?
Next up we've got an entire team of creatives. Alan, Carrie, and Havana are the force behind Kamikaze, an adult animated sci-fi drama, as well as being good people. There's also a unofficial Corgi team member named Sketch spreading his cuteness all over the studio. The amount of talent and devotion put into this project absolutely blew me away. There's a bit of the characters visible on the walls here, but you seriously have to go look at their website and Facebook page. The art is INSANE. They're currently pitching the project and getting really exciting feedback, so go support them and get on the bandwagon early.
Isn't she so. freaking. cute? I had such a good time hanging out with little miss Rory Sharpe and her parents (who just happen to be my cousin and her husband). I don't photograph babies that often, but of course I jumped at the chance to take photos of those blue eyes. And she's already grown so much since we took these a few weeks ago: she's started talking!
I've taken pictures of my family before: snapshots, group photos, even documenting a wedding, but I had never really created portraits of most of them. With some expired medium format Portra film and my uncle's Mamiya, I decided to try that on my dad's family's annual lake trip. We've been spending a weekend together every year since I was born, and all my memories of these trips look like my mom's old photographs. The digital snapshots I've taken since picking up a camera just never held the same feeling for me. I'm not sure if it was the lack of sleep while I struggled all night, or the personal connection and circumstances, but I got pretty emotional while printing them. Despite just one roll of film to get it right and a camera that I struggle with technically, I couldn't be happier with these 10 portraits.
Hey stranger! As usual, I've been busy and thus slacking on blogging (trying to finish a degree takes up more time than I expected). I know I promised 6 blog posts from our Factor test shoot, so here's the last girl, Savannah. She's got such an awesome face and we made some of my favorite images of the day together. She's even wearing some of my clothes! Enjoy these and check back in a few days for some new portraits I've been working on.
Here's the next to last girl from the Factor test shoot, Elizabeth. I've raved about all the girls, but they really were just that great. She's a dancer and was awesome at keeping her face flawless even in the middle of jumping and spinning for Stephen's shots. And those freckles and blue eyes? Amazing. Hopefully you'll be seeing her on here again.
Stylist: Shreya Sen, Hair/MUA: Anya Mathis, Assistant: Brejon Wylie
This lovely lady is a fellow photography student at SCAD with a kickass personal style. She might seem quiet when you first meet her, but she's hilarious online, so check out her photography tumblr and her twitter. We shot these in her apartment with the two of us styling while Stephen played with her crazy pug, Biscotti. Check out the photos and get jealous of her wardrobe!