A few weeks ago I received a phone call from make-up artist Errol “E’Jae” Coleman with an idea to end 2013 with a bang. He wanted to collaborate with myself and hair stylist Adrienne Jones to create visual inspired by Beyoncé’s song and video for Superpower featuring Frank Ocean from her new cd Beyoncé’. As he was talking, I sent him my own collage created from some of the visuals from the videos she created. Once he received that, we knew that we would be able to create something awesome. We recruited models Safari, Ayesha, and Samantha for this project. Wanting to collaborate with designers, boutiques, and other fashion industry people, we contacted several to take join in the fun. Ultimately, the styling was a group effort with a few of us shopping and pulling from my styling closet to create these looks.
My vision for the lighting and scenery was always the location that we ended up using. We were directed there after the first meet-up location had a power outage due to a car accident. I learned a lot about portable set-ups and I will be updating my on location gear after the first of the year. I tend to enjoy capturing the power of the people that I shoot, especially women. There is something about a woman who is captured strong and beautiful. So….I present to you……………..POWER!