”You’re safe with me” –
Billy W Day defends battered women. I met him on the street wearing a safety pin. He doesn’t talk much but I know his stories from asking the pin. He’s actively committed to a movement. His phone rang at least four times while shooting in the studio. Billy had to bounce. People rely on him.
The struggle is real. #GenZ is on deck and will deal with how cultural condition has changed their world. ”Part of activism is to fuck with a system that is learned. It’s not beautiful”- Monica Mirabile for #Humanly
I’m working on a personal project that could help find the generation their voice. Their struggle owning who they are is palpable. Lately, my approach to fashion and beauty has been deconstructing fundamentals, creating un-beauty or “Rogue vogue”.
“Stop living in some else’s dream and write you song”. -yours.
“Drive the stakes in the road you’ll walk on”. – yours
Only two percent of the population has red hair. Two girls found me from Develop Models with red hair and dear sun-kissed freckles. I wanted to portray a contrast between abstract makeup and an irreverent “Rogue vogue” attitude along with another revealing a more traditional beauty with almost no makeup.Challenges always arise and on shoot day. A makeup artist confirmed then didn’t show up. You have to stay cool and find solutions. So I asked another who was eager to work and with a short delay she showed up. Both girls worked well under my direction. The reaction has been positive. My approach to my work is getting noticed by editorial and advertising clients I want to share my approach with. My favorite part of any project is the subtle build of excitement as you see what you pre-visualize come together with the team. I mixed continuous HMI and strobe to grab a graphic irreverent attitude to Nicole’s condition. Breanna’s approach is naturally curious and inspired movement with continuous HMI lighting to imbue a painterly qualityIt’s especially rewarding when the models are excited about the work while I don’t even know what I’m looking at anymore. This personal project will be submitted to a select few cultural and beauty webzines. I would say to anyone creative, let go and find a stopping point. And if you like what you’ve done you failed.