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Unexpectedly seeing your own work out in the world never gets old. Watching some tube this AM and my image of Aloe Blacc made a cameo.

Unexpectedly seeing your own work out in the world never gets old. Watching some tube this AM and my image of Aloe Blacc made a cameo.

Beauty vibes by @linda_holm. Photo by me makeup @pammycochrane styling @cbutton retouching @luminosityretouching light dialer-in-er @chddvs studio @driftstudionyc general awesomeness @natepoekert  (at DRIFT STUDIOS)

Beauty vibes by @linda_holm. Photo by me makeup @pammycochrane styling @cbutton retouching @luminosityretouching light dialer-in-er @chddvs studio @driftstudionyc general awesomeness @natepoekert (at DRIFT STUDIOS)

This dude was rapping on my subway car yesterday… The lyrics were heartfelt and dark, and as I listened I realized they were genuinely well-written and smart. The guy’s delivery was powerful and honestly a bit intimidating (everyone on the subway shifting uncomfortably and looking away). When he finished I asked to take his portrait, and he threw back his hoodie and gave me this face, and ended up being kind, enthusiastic, and charming. I wish I could remember his name. Somebody sign this kid.

This dude was rapping on my subway car yesterday… The lyrics were heartfelt and dark, and as I listened I realized they were genuinely well-written and smart. The guy’s delivery was powerful and honestly a bit intimidating (everyone on the subway shifting uncomfortably and looking away). When he finished I asked to take his portrait, and he threw back his hoodie and gave me this face, and ended up being kind, enthusiastic, and charming. I wish I could remember his name. Somebody sign this kid.

Just found this dope little tearsheet collection for a shoot idea I had a while back. Time to get this one rolling again. Can you tell what makeup I like? Smokey eyes, nude lips, all day er’ day. (at The 198)

Just found this dope little tearsheet collection for a shoot idea I had a while back. Time to get this one rolling again. Can you tell what makeup I like? Smokey eyes, nude lips, all day er’ day. (at The 198)

T.I. & @michaelchernow, united by ‘Ballin.

T.I. & @michaelchernow, united by ‘Ballin.

My rooftop on warmer days with @lenb_

My rooftop on warmer days with @lenb_

New shoot w stunner @linda_holm  coming soon 😍

New shoot w stunner @linda_holm coming soon 😍

Oil check.

Oil check.

#tbt ironic duck-face selfie w/@caseybrooks_ from 3 summers ago. I met this fun and mega-talented girl when I first moved to NYC and she has been a dear friend/advisor/encourager/co-schemer ever since. It has been incredible to see Casey grow as a photographer & director… She knew where she wanted to be, and hustled relentlessly for 3 straight years to get to where she is now. There are huge things on the horizon for Casey and she earned everything that coming her way. This girl will become a major fixture in future of fashion photography. Cheers to you, Casey. Thanks for always lending a hand and helping me to make my work better, even when you’re busy.

#tbt ironic duck-face selfie w/@caseybrooks_ from 3 summers ago. I met this fun and mega-talented girl when I first moved to NYC and she has been a dear friend/advisor/encourager/co-schemer ever since. It has been incredible to see Casey grow as a photographer & director… She knew where she wanted to be, and hustled relentlessly for 3 straight years to get to where she is now. There are huge things on the horizon for Casey and she earned everything that coming her way. This girl will become a major fixture in future of fashion photography. Cheers to you, Casey. Thanks for always lending a hand and helping me to make my work better, even when you’re busy.

Kitchen bar + extra counter space coming. Made from a massive old roof support beam. If you’re wondering, @linda_holm is totally helping and not looking at fashion blogs on her iPad.

Kitchen bar + extra counter space coming. Made from a massive old roof support beam. If you’re wondering, @linda_holm is totally helping and not looking at fashion blogs on her iPad.

Love on an es-ca-la-tooor.

Love on an es-ca-la-tooor.

last summer. my danish babe, high waisted jeans, biggie, and brooklyn.

last summer. my danish babe, high waisted jeans, biggie, and brooklyn.

She’s thoughtful, talented, smart, kind, generous, encouraging, and crazy gorgeous… And she’s my valentine. xoxo @linda_holm

She’s thoughtful, talented, smart, kind, generous, encouraging, and crazy gorgeous… And she’s my valentine. xoxo @linda_holm

#tbt to the fall when it was just getting cold and wearing layers was mostly for style and a little bit for the temperature. photo cred @natepoekert

#tbt to the fall when it was just getting cold and wearing layers was mostly for style and a little bit for the temperature. photo cred @natepoekert

New portfolio cover once again starring @nikkialexareynen. #CleanIsKing

New portfolio cover once again starring @nikkialexareynen. #CleanIsKing