Spirited Magazine: Impenetrable Youth Editorial

  A look at the editorial I did for Spirited Magazine's 4th issue "Plastic City." It was a definitely a fun one because I got to work with my main girl Rose Fortuna and the wonderful Jeri Evan. Maya Luz wasn't able to make it to the actual shoot because of a scheduling conflict but she did send us an amazing box full  of goodies. Some her personal designs and some other pieces she put together for the shoots.

  I had been struggling with what exactly to do with the background but then I thought that It would be really interesting to play on the look of some of the latex pieces in the shoot. Utilizing glossy black trash bags, pieced together behind the model and attached together to create a giant parachute effect, we were able to create a really interesting dynamic.

Everything is magic

   The photo shoot that almost never was! I literally didn't know until 10 minutes before our location call time whether we would have permission to do this shoot. Luckily everything came together and everyone involved was gracious enough to go with the flow!

  I had previously done an amazing shoot in this historical house with model Christine Keenan and was dying to get back into the location before leaving Boston. It ended up being the best match for a shoot with Rich that I had been kicking around ever since the Idee Fixe editorial we shot together. Rich is a true renaissance man embodying the roles of actor, model, author, magician and I am sure many more. 

  The idea behind the shoot was  to see the man behind the mystery so to speak. The illusion of a man who deals in such; The practicality is magic and the magic is in the mystery of how it comes to be. 


Gatta love when you get to prop a shoot!

(Rose Fortuna doing some light work on model Rich Manley)

I think Rich was born to be primped!
(Model Rich Manley and Stylist Amanda Maciel Antunes)

(Model Rich Manley and I, we were both wishing that we could buy this house!)

("Quick everyone hold a prop!")


....It will be so Magical when you get to see a glimpse of the images!