I originally wrote this for Patreon on December 24th 2016. I no longer use Patreon and have replaced it with my website (here) but thought I would share some of my old blogs with you for FREE to show my appreciation for you visiting my website! <3
Today is Erica Jay‘s birthday so I thought it would be the perfect time to share my photographs of her with you! We worked together a few years ago when I hosted her while she was coming through NC. The images of her that are now in the gallery are from the first time we met. We worked together again later on when we met up in Nashville, all of the photos I took of her then were for Diplopia. This first image of her below (which was taken in my parents back yard) is blown up large in black and white and is now hanging in their “bar room,” which is a prominent room in the middle of their house. My parents are so freaking awesome, that room has a bunch of my photographs of nude models on the walls. <3 My dad says he has breakfast with them most mornings, haha.
The images of Mikki Marvel were also taken in my parents back yard (it’s really pretty! Can you blame me?) and were taken while being filmed for James McMahen‘s documentary Duality. Mikki is super fun to work with and even though she also is based in Charlotte somehow we’ve only each photographed each other once!
Kelso Deano visited Charlotte on the way home from a family vacation a couple years ago and I photographed her for both Diplopia and for nude double exposure portraits. After our shoot in my old apartment I took her to one of my favorite local places here called Amelie’s, which is a 24/7 french bakery and coffee shop. It looks like it was decorated by the Mad Hatter in a french theme! It’s super cute and all their pastries and food are DELICIOUS.