I was invited to collaborate with a wildly talented group of photographers on The Traveling Dress Collective project. We are a group of eight photographers located in different parts of the world; although mainly throughout the United States, we do have one photographer in New Zealand! The objective of the project is to have one dress that travels to various places and is photographed by different photographers, each with their own artistic vision. Our interpretations were all a little different. With unique editing styles, different models and locations, and keeping our plans and photographs a secret from everyone until the very end, we produced a beautiful gallery of interesting images. Here are some of my favorites from my portrait session with Ausharea photographed several months ago. I’m so happy to finally be able to share them with you!
Social media is a wonderful networking tool and a way that I continue to connect with not only other photographers and clients, but also with models for personal projects. I met Ausharea through Instagram. She has such an interesting presence in photos that I was automatically drawn to her and knew I wanted to photograph her. I love saturation so I was really intrigued by her practice of painting a streak of color across her eyes and bridge of her nose. I knew I wanted to incorporate it in our photos; and in keeping with my affection for a wonderfully moody scene, we visited one location that offered dramatic lighting inside a natural nook in a rock formation. I love the results of our time together.