Modeling has brought me some serious joy over the past few years. The people I meet, the designers I marvel at, the vision that often times takes a team to bring together. It feels like doing art with a group of brilliant people who all work a different way + standing back at the finished product while everyone agrees, “fuck yeah, that’s awesome, that was it.”
When Bri and I decided to visit L.A. to explore and spend time with our amazing friends Michelle (who I met at a shoot and immediately fell in love with) + Mike, I thought about how fun it would be to work with a team down there since L.A. houses some of the best photographers, make-up artists and designers.
Lo and behold, I came across Deanastacia (aka Natasha Wilson) who’s photos left me haunted. I found myself captivated by the colors, the movement, and the emotion. I eventually grew the balls to reach out to her, set a date to co-create and decided upon a doll-inspired theme.
Natasha is real, bold, funny, laid back, light-hearted and really, really good at what she does. She has an eye that’s mysterious, curious and funky. She isn’t afraid to go there — the best kind of quality for an artist — , her aesthetics are off the hook and she tells a story with each capture.
Shooting with her, hanging out with the team (plus the help from our amazing 2-man crew) and getting to wear seriously inspiring clothes by some outrageously talented designers was a dream come true.
Who knew being porcelain could leave me feeling so unbreakable?