50's style

Interiors Exhibition, at Jadite Gallery in Manhattan, NY, April 2016

I am very honored to have had my photo, "Ryder", selected by juror Stephen Perloff, to be included in the New York Center For Photographic Arts "Interiors" exhibition.  25 photographs, out of 750 submissions, were chosen for the exhibition, which will be held at the Jadite Gallery, in midtown Manhattan, on April 19-30th, 2016.  I am thrilled to be part of this show!

This photo is part of a series, on which I am working, that involves classic cars and 50's fashion, both of for which I have an obsession.  The model in the photo, Sara Kelsay, is the owner of this beautiful, 1961 Plymouth Fury, and the adorable little guy is her son, Ryder.  She restored this car on her own.  She is an inspiration!  I met her at a classic car show and instantly felt a connection to her.  Sara and her son Ryder were really a delight to work with.  

I learned from this shoot not to be afraid to ask people for use of their property in an artistic way.  I have found that most folks are very happy to be part of a creative process.  When I thought of this concept, I noticed a very cool old Craftsman style home, in Canby, Oregon, which I felt would be the perfect for the shoot.  So, I approached the homeowner bravely and she instantly gave me permission to photograph on her property.

Here is one more image that shows the full scene where I did the shoot.

Hair and make-up by the always amazing Michele Wade!