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PDN’s “The Body” Contest

Last year ended with some good news! I was awarded as one of the winners of PDN Magazine and Rangefinder Magazine’s contest “The Body”. I entered my series Olympic Bronze which looked to recreate bronze Olympic statues with body painted models and modern Olympic sports (you can read about it in a previous post by clicking here). I found out about being a winner a few days before New Years and it seemed like a perfect way to roll into 2017. This time of year is a great time to reflect on the things that worked and didn’t work in
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Bronze Statues

I couldn’t be more excited to share this new personal project with all of you! This is something that’s probably been an idea for a shoot for about a year and a half now and it’s really cool to finally see it come to light. The main concept behind this project was to turn models (by way of body paint) into Olympic Bronze Statues. And, even more than that recreating the look and feel of ancient bronze statues but modernizing it with current Olympic sports. Each of the models spent two hours in makeup getting body painted bronze and then
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Mexico

Last week, my Dad and I took a vacation down to Mexico for a few days. However, we didn’t spend our time on the beaches drinking margaritas. We are big fans of tequila and wen’t down to visit a bunch of distilleries (much like you would do at a vineyard). We’ve been down before to visit the town of Tequila (yes, there is an actual town of tequila) but this time we wanted to visit the mountains, or Los Altos. Tequila is similar to wine where terroir plays a huge role in the final product and with the agave taking
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