Sunday, December 25, 2016

Jaedon + Middle of Street, Los Angeles, California, 2016

She will of course be as humble as anyone in my work, which makes writing about my experiences with her that much more rewarding. This was my second session over the past two years, and in the most amazing space once again. When I reached out to Jaedon about a second collaboration, she accepted without hesitation.

Our first session highlighted her immeasurable dance experience, while our second documented her sense of fashion. Like our first time, she put an incredible amount of effort into putting her clothing together. She sent snapshots of all of her pieces so that we could be on the same page, and of course we were.

Just like the first time, I picked her up near her home and she once again had a bag of food for both of us. This kind gesture is unique to her, and has continued to impress me to this day. It served us well of course, as we decided to stop at a few locations on our way to El Mirage Dry Lake Bed.

This street was one such location, as it appeared to our left on our way to the lake bed. She agreed immediately, and reminded me of the magnificent Anays in Cuba. Both allow themselves to be placed in locations spontaneously, and both take to the spaces beautifully.

A few times during our session cars passed by, and we moved to the side to allow them to pass... returning immediately to our spots and continuing with our photography. Working with Jaedon is both effortless and most rewarding. I look forward to editing the rest of the images for her this week, and to providing her with the fruits of our labor from earlier this year.

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad V system, onto Ilford Delta 100 ISO film.

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