May 17, 2014


If my career as a photographer was to be compared to that of a rock band from the 1980's, the top photograph would easily be my one hit wonder.

I made that image all the way back in 2008 and to this day I get e-mails, questions, print requests, and adoration for it at least once a week if not more. This is not a complaint mind you. I really don't begrudge the fact that I have at least one image that seems to stick with people. I think a lot of photographers go their entire life without accomplishing that and if I can do it once that means the potential will always be there to do it again.

I think it goes without saying that Mazarine, the lovely woman behind that image, has remained a close friend in my life. I honestly don't even remember how we met. It may have been a craigslist ad, or perhaps through Model Mayhem. Maybe she just found my website at random and got in touch with me. All these years later I really couldn't say nor am I sure it even matters. The only important thing is that picturing my world without her friendship just doesn't seem possible. 

Mazarine (greatest name ever btw!!) is perhaps the smartest and most ambitious person I have ever known. We catch up over breakfast or dinner quite regularly and I don't think I have ever had an encounter with her where she didn't change my way of thinking about at least one topic. The words "huh, I never thought of that!" are something I am completely accustomed to saying in her presence. I am convinced that if it weren't for her strong sense of character and honesty, she would probably be ruling the world by now. 

Camera: Mamiya C330 TLR - Rolleflex TLR
Film: Fomapan 100 - Ilford HP5

1 comment:

  1. :) I do adore that photo from so long ago, and I love seeing this second one of her. The things you capture are amazing.