Sunshine and saltwater Our local beaches, swamps, and waterways are who we are and who I am as a person. Coastal communities the World over have this same attachment. There is the good and the bad but ultimately, I am more connected when I am in, on, or around water.
Flowers, from an early age I was all about gardening and being outside with nature. I have attached my feelings of color, love, mindfulness, and emotion to my botanicals. I hope that it makes you feel some emotions.
I have always been fascinated by the water and I hold that fascination with water sports (notably surfing, kayaking, and sport fishing). I try to capture what I feel the person is experiencing emotionally when they are out there on the water.
The Southeastern Coasts of the U.S. are where many Americans not just live but play. The coastal communities date back to the 1500’s for Spanish/French origins and 1600’s for English origins. The Native Americans date back 10,000-15,000 years. This is America to me.
Bald Cypress Swamps are unique to the Southern U.S. These are areas defined by freshwater, cypress trees, lots of wildlife (many of which is deadly), and hot-steamy summers. I like to think my attraction to the swamps is similar to Hotel California. You can always come in but never leave. I feel these places with a sense of fear and also a sense of ultimate calmness where normal humans avoid. It feels good to get lost.
While I call Virginia Beach as my residence, I am still from Portsmouth and lived in Norfolk. I have a deep connection to the people and neighborhoods
Life lost or abandoned What more can you ask for when reflecting on life than an abandoned building or a life left behind. This is a bold way to measure myself against others and also make sure I am being the best person I can be.
The Virginia Beach leg of the EDMARC Santa Run
Kinbaku Studios Powhatan Virginia
All color photos were shot in Kodak Portra 400. All black and white were shot in Kodak 400TX. Ratdog Studio January 2018
Ratdog Studio, January 2018
Ratdog Studio, February 2018 x
Charlottesville Virginia December 2017
Kinbaku Studio, Powhatan, Virginia December 2017
Studio shots taken in Kinbaku.
These are shot on Kodak 400TX black and white. The color shots are Ektar 100 Kodak color negative.
September 2017, VA Beach Studio Rentals and outdoors
RatDog Studio, Richmond VA
RatDog Studio, September 2017.
Lacy Jones, September 3, 2017 Good Luck Stef Productions
Radford based model shot in RatDog Studio, Septmber 1, 2017
October shoot at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Katlin at RatDog Studio, Richmond Virginia on August 16, 2017
RatDog Studio, August 2017
Kat taking the stage in Backbay Studios, Norfolk, Virginia August 7 2017
Rat Dog Studio, Richmond, Virginia, August 3, 2017. Whitney is a Chicago based model, actress, and artist.
Sammi Jo photographed in Kinbuki Studios, Powhatan Virginia. Redhead that is a trip.
Sweetness that cannot be contained. Oh, and we laughed half the shoot.
speaks her mind, knows the ropes, and literally knows the ropes.
Photos from group shoot at Rat Dog Studios June 19, 2017
Strong, kind, willing to try something new.
June 2017 in the Freemason District of Norfolk
Group shoot with carwash, sunshine, and pool time.