still in progress

few experiences have been more beautiful and engaging than being allowed to photograph women who are comfortable being photographed in their own skin - no make up, no costumes, no disguises, no pretenses. it's an honor to know that people are trusting me enough to let me show them to you as i am seeing them.
i've been growing with my portraiture for a few years now, but i have been very surprised to find that the most comfortable, liberating, and engaging photo sessions have been nudes - for the subjects, as well as for me as the photographer.
for the "in her own skin" series, i've captured eight (8) subjects so far, and i'm very interested to see what else i learn and what continues to unfold as the series progresses.



model: mercedes
styling/make-up: yanneek brinson

absolutely LOVED working with mercedes and yanneek!
mercedes came out early and prepared to do whatever necessary
to get some great shots.
yanneek was incredible as a stylist, mua, and even quite a bit helpful
as a creative director.
looking forward to working with this team on a few more concepts.


the weekend KURE (the end)

we stop and get a few souvenirs...

capture a picture of an abandoned kidnapping van.
hope everything turned out alright...

on the road again...

the end.

the weekend KURE pt. 4

last day on the beach...

the weekend KURE pt. 3

finding food, fishing, waves crashing, eating, drinking, people watching, floating, exploring, finding, and tanning... fun in the sun.


the weekend KURE pt. 1

khalilah and i finally got a chance to getaway for the weekend.
we had an awesome time at kure beach - awesome sea, sand, and weather.
i brought my camera and tried to take more images to capture my surroundings.