In which I creative direct and photograph a fashion editorial for Washington Life Magazine.Read More
In which I shoot a Studio 54-inspired fashion story and wildness ensues with a Maserati that ends with a trip to the ER, but all ends well.Read More
In which I partner with stylist Liza Collis for a editorial shoot with some serious skater swag at the Rhode Island Ave skate park.Read More
In which I wander the Kennedy Center in the middle of the night with a pair of distinctive redheads on the hunt for adventure.Read More
In which I photograph an editorial story featuring twill shorts for menswear designers Hugh & Crye.Read More
In which the fashion designer Najva comes to my studio for a 10 minute portrait session right before catching a train to NYC.Read More
In which I photograph the Refinery29 feature, "How to Wear a Scarf" and we end up with a cameo from a surprise guest.Read More
I'm excited to announce my first editorial cover shoot! I did this shoot for The Washington Post FW Magazine, The Post's quarterly fashion magazine December issue. Excited? Me too! Get the behind the scenes scoop after the jump.Read More
An editorial shoot I styled and photographed for the DC edition of Modern Luxury magazine hits newsstands today! I had the pleasure of working with Daisy Castro, the 16-year-old gypsy violin prodigy who is in the midst of her residency at the Strathmore, where we were lucky enough to do the shoot. Besides being incredibly talented she's really creative, so I was excited to collaborate! You can check out the photo the magazine picked for their feature above, the whole issue HERE. My favorite photos are below, and read on for the behind the scenes scoop.
The Team and Getting the Right Look
When I got the call about the editorial, I immediately started putting together our team to make sure things went smoothly. It's really important to me that the set be relaxed, fun, and efficient; with a high-quality team where everyone is a rockstar at their job that becomes really easy!
With my background in fashion I opted to style it myself, and hit up Hu's Wear and Hu's Shoes in Georgetown for pieces for the shoot. Since Daisy is young but loves all things rock and roll, I wanted to strike a balance between edgy and luxurious while pulling pieces that were appropriate for the magazine's aesthetic. I fell head over heels for the Helmut Lang blazer she's wearing with ALC leather pants in the magazine, along with pieces by Bottega Venetta, Herve Leger, Peter Pilotto, and Halston in other shots. I pulled shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Guiseppe Zanotti, and Valentino - you know I'm a sucker for shoes! We kept the hair and makeup polished with a fun flair, and picked the final looks on set the day of the shoot.
I tapped photojournalist Craig Hudson to shoot behind the scenes and photo assist, stylist Alex Fawcett (previously of Ralph Lauren and West Elm, among others) to style assist on set, and makeup artist and hair guru Lauren Clark to work her beauty magic. Everyone was focused but having fun on set, and things went flawlessly!
Lighting the Venue
The Strathmore is a gorgeous venue with impeccable details and natural light, so I was really looking forward to working with my assistants to pair available and natural light to get a really soft look. We used a reflector and shot through a white umbrella for several shots, and added a rim light for added drama for some as well.