In the 9 years I've lived in Boston, I've never been to Fenway. Not for a Redsox game nor anything else, but the opportunity came to spend a cold and rainy spring evening at the park for the first game in a Redsox/Yankees playoff. The city had been enveloped by a heavy low cloud for days, leaving the entire park coated in a layer of damp that seemed to keep the mood subdued through the night. I've never been a sports person, so a few innings later we packed up and headed home. I think the Sox lost.
Emma Ruth Rundle and George Clarke of Deafhaven took time out of their busy touring schedule during their stop in Boston to work with Ashely Rose Couture on a super fast, down the wire, shoot. Featuring some newer pieces from Ashley, make up by Paula Pedrosa, and jewelry pieces by Burial Ground, we shot in the upper balcony area of the Paradise, a long standing Boston rock club.
I've been shooting Deafheaven's and Emma's show for years, so it was a fun change of pace and challenge to create much more structured portraits to feature both the intricate clothing and jewelry and their striking personas.
175,000 people gathered on the Boston Common, Saturday, January 21st. Standing, marching, and organizing together in a sea of people; they came to protest not only the newly elected Donald Trump, but also the fact that it's 2017 and women across the nation and planet are still faced with a daily battle for their rights, equality, safety, and autonomy.
Last week I shot some with the awesome Ashley Rose Couture. Michelle Dugan modeled two of Ashley's creations and her makeup was done by Denekia McCoy-Scarbrough.
Ashley's haunting designs can be seen in the pages of Vogue and Juxtapoz magazine.
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I've recently been thinking more about color work and how images speak to each other or tell a story when paired together. I'll be posting some color photos, often in pairs, as a way of stretching out my thinking about photography, documentation, and story telling.