Posts tagged marilyn agency
The Sporting Life for iMute Magazine

Last week I shared the story behind the scenes from my recent fashion editorial for iMute Magazine, The Sporting Life.  Here is the full published story along with a few outtakes that I thought were too good not to share.  I hope you enjoy.

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Behind the Scenes for A Sporting Life for iMute Magazine

They say life influences art, and I know it does in my work.  The influx of sportswear inspired collections over the past several seasons sparked the desire to do an athletic/athleasure inspired shoot.  The media coverage of and my anticipation for and excitement leading up to this summer's Olympics convinced me this was the perfect time for this story. 

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#BeautyKnowsNoColor: Dark Magic

Earlier this week I shared the motivations and the behind the scenes of the Dark Magic editorial featuring Ananda Khan and Jisu Hong.  I was thrilled to have this story picked up by Beauty Scene.  Here are some of my favorite images from the finished story. 

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#BeautyKnowsNoColor - Behind the Scenes of Dark Magic

If you’ve been following my instagram you may have seen me use the tag #BeautyKnowsNoColor.  This project originally developed from an ongoing discussion with my longtime friend and collaborator, Ananda Khan.  Ananda is a talented hair and makeup artist represented by Big Leo.  Throughout her career she has always been as interested in the politics of beauty as in her role enhancing and manipulating beauty.  Over the last couple years our discussion kept revisiting the ways women are represented in media and our role as women creating that media.  A huge part of those conversations was the idea of what we as a society deem beautiful, and thus valuable.  

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Kelsey for The Angle Magazine

There are lots of projects that are one and done.  You shoot, you edit, you retouch, you deliver, you're done.  Then there are projects that seem to grow as they are shared.  They capture people's imagination and open doors as they move and develop whole lives unto themselves.  This was one such project.  I sent one of the images to The Angle Agency, and while it didn't guarantee me a spot on their roster, it started a conversation and an invitation to be featured on their in-house magazine.  So here is the full story as it ran on their site.  I hope you enjoy.  

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Sidewalk for Hope Street Magazine

Since the idea behind the shoot was to explore the 70's inspired designs, toning the images as though I was using vintage film was a part of my mind from the beginning: enter VSCO film packs.  I have long been a huge fan of VSCO Cam. I was first introduced to the app a couple years ago and have never looked back. It had all the tones, life, and intricacies of film without the kitchie foolishness of other apps that only distracts from the images. And so, like I said, I was hooked.  The more I used it, the more I loved it, and it swiftly became an integral part of my social media workflow.  When I started to hear about the film packs for desktop I was intregued, but at that point I couldn't see how to include it in my work.  As a fashion photographer, much of the work I was doing at the time was highly technical and was not the right venue for the film packs.  But here seemed to be the perfect opportunity to see what these products could do and if they could be as strong an asset to my workflow as the mobile app has with social.  In working wth the presets the most challenging part of the editing of this shoot turned out to be choosing which presets to use and how to manipulate them to bring out just the right mood (the selection is pretty impressive).   

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