For me the best part of national holidays is that the roads are empty, people are at home not working, and the energy in towns and cities is completely different than normal. I was bored so I went for a walk and tried to be creative.
In the beginning of June I travelled to The Gambia for a malaria relief and prevention film. Along the way I was able to capture a few images featured below.
Here are a few shots I was able to sneak in while filming at the Serenade for Chivas. Chivas are the Mexican soccer team representing Guadalajara who are challenging the Tigers from Monterrey in the Mexican La Liga Finals. Click on the images to open them full screen. Feel free to like and comment! Thanks!
On the 29th of March, 2017, Shannon Kelly, makeup artist Mariam Marand and I collaborated on an image for Happy Abandon's new album cover: "Facepaint." Eliza, the band manager's daughter, sat in my small studio patiently while makeup artist Mariam from Raleigh painted her face for over two hours. The process involved applying the texture to her face, drying it with a blowdryer, then applying another layer of texture. Once the textured foundation was complete the colored paint was brushed onto the canvas and we began shooting. Below are a few shots which document the process.