Following four years at Topshop, Charlotte joined the Soho House team as their House Style Designer, after the SH inclusion committee raised concerns over the look and feel of many of their current uniforms. In particular, there was a women’s uniform that was a french maid style. In addition to creating cover options, I captured Charlotte and her team during her first fitting in Los Angeles as she works to transform Soho House uniforms so that the staff can feel just as confident as the members. Read the whole story here.
A visit to artist, Nancy Rubin’s studio in Topanga. It was fascinating seeing her property and seeing all the installations and works in progress, especially the collections of objects she has for future projects.
A visit with Scott Sternberg at the Downtown Los Angeles Entireworld office.
A visit to the Fitzpatrick-Leland house, designed by Rudolph M. Schindler, in Laurel Canyon where the women’s wear line Co has set up their showroom and by-appointment shop.
Congratulations to Proof Collective on the relaunch of their brand and website!
This was my first time working with a brand on all areas of their visuals - factory visit, e-comm, product flatlays, website assets, and the founders portrait! It’s been awesome being a part of the creative process , along with Chris, from start to finish and seeing all of the hard work of a startup come to fruition. Can’t wait to share all the pieces that they’re coming out with in 2019!
Check out their website for my favorite denim jacket and more sustainable basics.
Super fun portraits with Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects for FRAME Magazine. Found these awesome props in his studio during the location scout and thankful that he was down to try out all of my proposed concepts!
Visited Daniel Libeskind's studio in the Financial District to create a few portraits for FRAME Magazine.
That bench is a prototype made of steel and took 6 people to move!
Thank you for the opportunity, Tracey!
A little time outside of the dance studio with captain, dancer, writer, director, actress Angela Trimbur before L.A. Municipal Dance Squad practice. Read her feature on MISSBISH and learn about her dance team that was featured in TIME and follow along as she shares her journey battling breast cancer. This woman is a spark plug powerhouse inspiration!
Black-ish star Jenifer Lewis is featured in PEOPLE Magazine to her recently published book The Mother of Black Hollywood. She was everything I expected and more - super hilarious, outspoken and a hoot to photograph. She can even kick her leg over that staircase railing! Still got it!
Thank you Joe and Gladees for the trust and opportunity!
Thank you to the crew for helping it all come together!
Photo Assistant: Ashley Poole
Digital Tech: Logan Bingham
Hair & Makeup: Valente Frazier
Stylist: Vanessa Shokrian
On the final day of Phillip Lim's month-long hiatus this past summer, Alex Maeland and I sat down for an afternoon conversation and portraits in his beautiful gallery-like Tribeca home. Casual and unstructured, the conversation spanned everything from Lim's upbringing in Southern California and creative inspiration to the changing face of fashion, the business of creativity and cultivating a new generation of young creatives. I highly recommend heading over to MAEKAN now to experience the full story including a wonderfully edited audio interview.
Thank you to Alex, Eugene, and the entire team at MAEKAN such a fun opportunity.
Aubrey and Lizzie had a press day in Santa Monica at The Bungalow at Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. Popped in for a quick portrait shoot with them between interviews.
Usually these shoots are really short since the talent's days are packed with as much press as possible. The challenge with commissions like this is that you are not sure what you'll get as far as environment so I try to do as much research as possible about the venue and find pictures to give myself a bit of an idea. Also, the Photo Editor able to have me arrive an hour before my scheduled shoot time which bought me more time to scout and set up. I was informed I'd only have 10-15 minutes with them total to cover group and single shots so we decided to work with existing/natural light - there wouldn't be time to futz with strobes.
My shoot was scheduled for 1pm so shooting outside wasn't an option - the beautiful sunny LA weather works against me in this scenario - the sun was directly overhead casting hard unflattering shadows across the face. I needed to find an area of open shade or a well let interior space. The Bungalow is a cool place to hang out and party but it was so heavily styled with beach paraphernalia and crazy tapestries that I wanted to veer away from that to give the subject a cleaner background. Here are the test shots of the different spaces I had available:
(Thanks to the PR person who kindly stood in for my test shots!)
I ended up liking the window and the outdoor patio area ( I shot on the opposite side) the best. The cushions were grody so I moved all of them out of the way. From first frame to last frame I was able to shoot with them for 7 minutes. These shoots are definitely a good challenge and keeps me on my toes!
Thank you Jenna @ WWD for the opportunity to contribute!