This is from a shoot I did with Dina Ivas in Long Island City. I wanted the photo to have a slightly surreal look while maintaining focus on the musculature and pose of this yoga instructor. Follow my posts on Facebook for discounts and info about photo sessions.
Flat Iron District
New York City
December 12, 2012
I’m doing a shoot that uses photos of unfortunate jumpers from 9/11 as the inspiration as well as the suicide of Evelyn McHale. I’m looking for a mostly female cast of models (pro or not) who would be willing to do an approximate 20 minute shoot.
I need to know if you are willing to do nude, partial, or clothed. You will remain completely anonymous. The photos will be purposely overexposed to conceal facial and bodily details to focus on form, mystery, beauty, and chaos. I fully understand the controversy surrounding this project, which is why I’m treating it with sensitivity. The photos that have inspired this project fucked me up more than anything. The ones from 9/11 gave me nightmares for months. I’m trying to replicate the eerie peace of these tragic shots and treat the victims and subjects with the utmost respect.
I’m scheduling these shoots throughout August and September. I can’t pay anyone but we can do a special 30 minute shoot of whatever you want as payment for your help on this. This is a very personal and special project for me. I wouldn’t be able to thank you enough.
Please feel free to email any of your questions and whether you’d be interested in working with me.