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.

Designer Spotlight: Maya Luz

I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with one of the most talented emerging designers. Maya Luz  has a unique style and attitude that is transparent in her clothing. While being conceptual and sculptural they are still extremely wearable. I absolutely adore her line of purses that she created, they reminded me of the bombs that Natasha always had in rocky and Bullwinkle!

I Met Maya when were were both still in school and were partnered to shoot her graduation collection Fashcism. Since then she has had a tremendous amount of well deserved press and can be seen on this up coming season of Project Runway (season 7) as well as a feature in Surface Magazine.

While I am completely inspired and in love with her creations the real gem is Maya herself. We were able to meet up with her once again in London while she was on her internship and I was shooting for British Airways and It was so rejuvenating to hear her thoughts on the industry and personal growth, I really admire her and I know she will do fantastic things.

(Photos of Maya's Work)

Update: Check out my photos of Maya's Designs on Surface Magazines Webstie!