Some Personal Highlights of 2017
Another year has come to a close. 2017 was an interesting year. Personally I met a lot of new people and made some great new friends. It was also a time where I did some experimenting, and explored some new styles. Some of you guys know that back in 2015 I started learning to shoot film, and this year I did a lot more with analog.
I've known Allie for a good while. We used to do a lot of magazine work together back in 2012-2015. I hadn't gotten to see her since 2015 but I was gonna be in Nashville. I hit her up and was like you wanna shoot some film? We spent the afternoon hanging out listening to records and talking about directions. I didn't realize she had quit shooting and dropped her modeling name. We both really wanted to explore just doing a lot more raw/emotional work that stems from just hanging out and seeing what happens. That afternoon's work was insane and we've been working on a special project based around this style ever since.
I met Holly late last year but this past year, Holly has become one of my best friends. We've gotten to work together on a lot of photo projects. It's been an amazing ride so far.
Native American Portrait Series
This year has been amazing getting to work further on the Native American Portrait Series. I began the project late in 2016 but I got to do several new profiles this year and I'm excited that my final shoot of this year was an amazing session for this series that I'll be revealing soon. I actually have three interviews that will be coming out soon.
I started playing around with Impossible film back in 2015, but at the price, and the quality being pretty inconsistent I only shot it rarely. This year I played around with some newer Impossible film and it was night and day difference. I finished up the year by picking up at Polaroid OneStep 2 to go along with my SX-70 and 600, and I look forward to exploring Polaroid work a lot more in 2018.
Of Women & Monsters - R.B. Davis
One of the things I'm stoked about is I released my second book of poetry this year. It's a collection of darker themed poetry and so far it's been pretty well received. My good friend, Bex Bella is on the cover. If you're interested, my book is available here on my website for 14.95
Below are a few more of my favorite photos from 2017. Hope you enjoy it....
Lauren Dunham - Kodak Tri X - TRD Photography