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Lost In This World is about the journey of Colby (the model) and how she grows accustomed to all her surroundings. Colby is sophisticated but also in a world of her own. The story is a product of Colby’s endless gathering of inspiration, and her obsession with fashion.
“We combined a modern glam look with indie raw that gave us a unique and compelling story.”
This was the first shoot Charles Thomas and I worked on collectively. LOST IN THIS WORLD was a natural progression of genuine moments for me. He undeniably captured the fashion, style, and confidence in my displacement. Charles’ insight into my soul relates to many women who do not surrender, yet are lost, seeking their role in this world. This made it easy to become submissive to the camera.
Vintage Ventures the adventures of a vintage soul…
This was my first full-scale vintage photography project. I wanted to capture a visual language that melded the vintage feel of art nouveau with the more modern concept of photography. During the days before the shoot I looked over a few portraits of Marilyn Monroe. Perhaps this was an influence, too. I love the feel and look old films and old paintings as well as modern art. I think the shoot was a mix of that and the fact every time you open your eyes you’ve got a new situation which can inspire you, in its own way. I think you have to build up a connection with the model and create a special atmosphere between you and the model. It helps a lot when the model is able to forget she’s on a photoshoot and can relax.
Photography by Charles Andre Thomas
Styling by London Alyse
Hair & Makeup by Tinaya Weems
Model – Rachel Jordan
Socialite and DEMIS EMMIR gave me the stretch of versatility that I absolutely love the exercise. Charles definitely has an eye for photography and the passion is proven in the film. This experience added a well needed classical shade on my timeline. From the videos to the photos, this shoot has added a necessary stamp in Chicago photography. To work in such an atmosphere definitely left a print on my motivation. This shoot has been a mirror in my career.
“The only way to be beautiful, is to be yourself!” -V!V!
This was my first full-scale vintage photography project.