I love being a part of the DC creative community, so when Kate Jenkins, editor of art and literary publication The Intentional, asked me to photograph her for the editor's page I was thrilled. She came to me with a concept; a nude portrait in a bathtub full of books with limbs akimbo. I loved it, and had some ideas to add to the mix as well.
I wanted to shoot her in a blue milky tub with pages of Jane Eyre floating in the water.
How do you make blue milky bathwater?
That's a great question. After testing lots of things out, we found that two cups of milk and half a bar of good old Dove soap did it. Tallyho! As soon as the bath was set we got to ripping - half the pages in an old copy of Jane Eyre ended up floating merrily in the tub. We were in business, and the shoot went speedy quick after that!
Here are my favorite outtakes.
Join me and the Intentional team at the launch party!
The Intentional team, me and my fellow contributors will be celebrating the launch of the highly-anticipated Issue 2 at Chez Billy on September 26. Get all the essential deets of the party HERE and tickets HERE. Can't join us? Snag a copy of the new issue HERE. Hope to see you soon!