A few outtakes from my shoot with Deana Haggag of the The Contemporary, a nomadic, non-collecting art museum based in Baltimore, MD. Images were created for the “Creatively Cool” feature on Strangers With Style.
“Art operates for me very much the way I imagine religion does for many people– it gave me a sense of purpose, a local and global community, and a set of ethics to practice but also defend. It’s defined me in many ways. I’m continuously grateful to it.” Deana Haggag for SWS.
Images shot on a Hasselblad with 80 mm lens, Kodak Trix-X and Elinchrom lights.
“If guys don’t need hair to hide behind, why should I? So i cut it off. I enjoy the mentality that my haircut, which many may considered masculine, challenges the social norm of men and women – dressing their parts. I feel liberated from the fear of social ridicule that drives women to assert an image of femininity.”- Krista Boyd
Yesterday marked the launch of Baltimore style blog, Strangers With Style, with a fantastic opening, showing 11 portraits I shot for the blog as apart of the series, “Baltimore’s Creatively Cool.” Below are a few of my selects from the series. I’ll be posting more out takes from the project in the following days. The prints at the show measured around 4 on the longest edge.
Its the blog’s first featured group of 11 talented creators. I had an amazing time meeting so many of Baltimore’s talented and ambitious style makers and artists.
“There’s no age to creativity, and these prove you can make your own success and be your own inspiration. From the musically inclined to the business savvy, these individuals show you don’t have to conform to anyone else’s liking. Everyone has a different sense of style, and there nothing better than owning it.” – Olivia Obineme blogger/creator of SWS
“It doesn’t bother me when adults mistakes me for a guy. It does when a child ask me whether I’m a girl or boy. Although it’s an innocent question, it stresses me out. I guess it’s childhood issue.” April Isa
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