I’m always dabbling. I love playing with projects and ideas and coming up with something cool and interesting and fun. I love even more when good people are willing to help me bring some life to my ideas.
I was at a conference in Tucson and invited some of my girlfriends to come down with me for a little girl time and fun photo shooting. Anessa Matthews did their hair and makeup and we ventured into the streets around parking garages and churches and San Xavier Mission.
I had a hint of a vision but wasn’t exactly sure what would develop until we combined both the bodies and the space. A and A were splendidly beautiful and spectacularly flexible. We developed some great images together.
Here’s what I love about their editorial photography shoot:
- The style: in both settings, the women sported gorgeous outfits. In the first, 50ish styled dresses with cool contemporary hair. In the second, sexy black dresses that they both totally rocked.
- The settings: Downtown Tucson had cool colorful doors and intimate narrow doorways. There was a fabulous multi textured fence over which the late afternoon poured its golden light. At the Mission, church was in session so I didn’t want to intrude too terribly with a super sexy photo session. But intrude we did, just a tad, but only because the light was right!
- The flavor: A and A were completely open to my ideas and suggestions and the mood – so pensive and so sexy – really floors me when I look through these images.
- The sensibility: I wanted to stage a commentary on some of the matters in our community and while I wasn’t sure what it would look like or how it would evolve without first analyzing the intent and outcome of the images, I am really very pleased with what the images evoke for me personally.