Saturday, October 17, 2015
Model + Friend, Vasquez Rocks, Los Angeles, California, 2012
The thought behind my work with the models in Los Angeles came from a very simple idea, to place the faces of the well known alongside the faces of the less known. For many of the girls in my portfolio, they will never be seen outside of their villages, they will rarely step onto the world stage.
For the wonderful models living in Los Angeles, many have had their share of magazine covers and film appearances. Yet when approached to be a part of this work, the more famous they were the more willing they were also. They wanted to be seen alongside the girls in my work, they viewed the girls as their own sisters and wanted them to know how they felt about them.
The young woman depicted in this image was one such model. On that day we planned to meet in Los Angeles but were thwarted by the clouds. Without hesitation she agreed to meet us at this rock formation and brought with her a wonderful array of clothing. Her movements were effortless and her demeanor truly genuine.
Note: This was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180 mm combination onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.