I have known Angela for 7 years now, and have done many photoshoots with her. Both for artistic and commercial purposes. I’ve always appreciated her friendship, as well as her dedication to everything she does. What separates a muse from a model, is the muse and photographer is a rare combination, where the 2 collaborate, for mutual benefit and certain things are just understood about their arrangement that don’t even need to be discussed, it either falls into place or it isn’t there. To be a muse requires working together on multiple projects and helping each others’ conceptual visions and image overall. This arrangement means we respect each others’ time, and not cancel or waste the other’s time, and comfort / respect boundaries are automatically in place. I have that with Angela. She puts equal effort into every shoot we have done together, even though we have always lived 2-4 hours apart. There have been times where we have shot fairly frequently and also where lapses of 2 years have gone by, and we didn’t miss a step when we got back on set together. That’s not something to take lightly
She has lived in Atlanta for a few years and has changed her look considerably. Totally different hair and new tattoos…..so she wanted to showcase her new look and get it all captured in detail. And do a shoot with some edge and attitude, as we have always been able to produce together…so I went to Atlanta and shot with her in her apartment, a parking garage and a breezeway, all on a pretty cold day mind you. LOL. So outdoor time was kept to a minimum. I used all natural light with a reflector with these, with nice shallow depth of field. After our shoot, a group of us went out to a Midtown Atlanta club, Vanquish, which was a lot of fun. Yup, I needed that. Satisfying my creative outlet helps me in all I do, and she is also inspired by doing our photoshoots. Angela always brings it, and I am so thankful for our friendship and great working relationship. New adventures are always fun!