Kelly reached out to me forever ago about wanting to model for this project. When the time finally came to make it happen, I checked out her IG and noticed she seemed to have a lot of wigs and seemed to love dressing up.
So, with that in mind, I thought it would be cool to do a series of portraits for this shoot where she looks like completely different people. Now, keep in mind these shoots only last about an hour to an hour and a half, so we couldn't do makeup changes or anything, But what we did do was change outfits each shot, wigs, and accessories.
I'm proud of this shoot, because it reminds me of Cindy Sherman in a way. I read about her in college when my art photography class was studying the art of the self-portrait. Cindy Sherman is known for looking like a different person in all of her photographs. She did her own photography, makeup, hair, wardrobe, modeling, and styling, and the photos are so timeless and beautiful. Look her up!
“I am trying to make other people recognize something of themselves rather than me.” -Cindy Sherman
I'm not comparing these photos to one of the most influential photographers of all time. I'm just saying, they had that vibe, and I'm really proud of them. Maybe my next series?? Who knows.
I felt like these images had to be edited in color since she was changing hair color each shot, but I added some of them below in black & white, because they look so timeless that way.
Thanks for watching everyone, and a HUGE shoutout to Kelly for modeling for me and being open to getting up early and meeting me in Little Italy.
Also, and I don't thank her enough, thank you Alyssa for helping me almost every week to edit these videos and this time doing what you're not a big fan of, which is assisting me on a shoot. lol.
Model: Kelly Lee
HMU: Kelly Lee
Photography & Video: Sydney Prather
Photography Assistant, Video Editing: Alyssa Douglas