For online magazine, Cherry Picked Design, my wardrobe stylist and I were tasked with creating a disco themed editorial fashion shoot for the budget conscious fashionista. The editor felt strongly that we only sourced clothing that was affordable and easy to find in Anytown, USA – or at the very least to order. We decided Forever 21 would be the most viable player – given our parameters. My lovely hair and make-up team in Alaska did an amazing job. Would you believe it’s the model’s first photo-shoot? We didn’t either.
Tomboys Making Clothes For Tomboys
TomboyX is a maverick in the clothing industry. Founded here in Seattle, these kick-ass ladies are making clothes for tomboys across the country. Their TomboyX Collection is all made locally in Seattle, and their curated collection features designs and accessories from other upstart designers who care about quality, comfort, and their communities.
TomboyX hired me to photograph several lifestyle shoots, featuring not only their collection, but their amazing brand ambassador, Catie Curtis. I also photographed TomboyX Swag (hats and tees) that has been seen in Curved magazine, as well as other local media outlets.
In addition to the lifestyle shots, I designed and implemented the launch of their website and created specifications for display of product images, galleries, etc.
Here’s a sampling of some of the work we created this year!
TomboyX Swag, as featured in Curved Magazine
Elavanna Designs Steampunk Jewelry
Feature for ARTic in AK Rhythm Magazine
Elavanna is a steampunk jewelry line by talented Alaskan designer, Carissa Pearce. I had the good fortune of interviewing Carissa and arranging an editorial shoot for her company, Elavanna for my column ARTic, in AK Rhythm Magazine.
ARTic was a bi-monthly column celebrating art and talent in Alaska. I got to select from AK’s talent pool, then photograph and feature these artists in a gorgeous photography based magazine. Editor Christopher Michael worked tirelessly to put together an image rich publication on a shoestring budget, pulling miracles out of his hat each month. It was a ton of fun to be part of such a great group of people.
The wardrobe stylist pulled vintage fashion designers and wanted to do a classic, minimal black and white shoot at a friends dance studio in the East Village. Our model had great poses to go with some avant garde shapes. To date, one of my favorite shoots.
2013 Lakewold Gardens Designer Show House
Master Bedroom Interior Design, ASID WA
This classy and neutral master bedroom design was part of the 2013 ASID WA show-house at Lakewold Gardens. Several ASID interior designers volunteered to re-do rooms in this lovely historic landmark in Tacoma’s Gravelly Lake area.
Seductive Belter, Aria Johnson
A celebrity with heart and soul
Not only is she undeniably gorgeous, but the girl can sing! Aria and I did this photo-shoot for her debut album in Venice Beach. You may have seen her since onstage opening for Ludacris, or on TV’s Beverly Hills Pawn.
Actress and wardrobe stylist flexing her editorial fashion chops.
Divinely creative. Wickedly hysterical. Tons of fun to work with – Moksha McPherrin. We took these on one of our play-dress-up days in Los Angeles.
Reggie Watts of Comedy Bang Bang, Former Maktub Front Man
Reggie Watts was a Seattle staple as front-man to popular band Maktub long before the rest of the world fell in love with his comedic musical genius on Comedy Bang Bang. When Reggie decided to make a break from Maktub to pursue his solo efforts, I got to catch up with him on tour in LA for some intimate portraits.
The Lombard Twins, Teaching Tap On Their Own Terms
Dancer Magazine was a great dance magazine based out of NYC. In their inception, they relied on donated photography and stock photography to create most of their layouts. When the magazine hired a new editor, Joseph Cote, he raised the bar for photography (and the budget). I was honored to be their first photographer for their in house feature of the talented Lombard Twins.
Angelo, Resident Hair Genius
Educator, stylist and one of my favorite go-to hair stylists for all my creative portfolio work – Angelo Terracciano.