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Leading Educators

I had the pleasure of taking staff headshots for Leading Educators here in New Orleans. Here are the highlights.

Hip Hop Artist Nem Venom and Producer Johnny Beatz

I met up with these guys at the Maze practice space for a few spontaneous shots. Nem needed promotional photos for his upcoming album release with co-producer Johnny Beatz. There wasn't much in the way of backdrop so we decided to go raw with it. A brick wall and an empty street actually worked in our favor, giving us the urban feel we were going for. It helps that Nem was completely comfortable getting his photo taken ;)

 

 

Lucille Furniture

 
 

Since I've been so busy, I've really been slacking on my blogging! Wanted to catch up on some of my favorite shoots from the past few months.

This shoot was for the dearest of dears, Mr. Adem Vant Hull, his inimitable sidekick and shop assistant Lucille, and our very poised model Gertrude the chicken. Together they make up Lucille Furniture, which operates out of Monkey Wid-a-Fez wood shop in the Bywater, New Orleans. 

I spent some time photographing Adem for his upcoming furniture show, SAWDUST II. I attended his first show back in 2013 and was just stunned at the amount of creativity and workmanship he puts forth in every one of his pieces. The custom designs are brought to life by his personal stash of reclaimed woods he sometimes had to forage out of dumpsters and abandoned lots. Each piece has its own personality and its own unique flare (as you can see mimics Adem to a tee).

SAWDUST II will feature nearly 30 custom pieces in a one-night-only debut May 21, 2016. If you can't make it to the show, there are lots of opportunities to see his work around town. He currently has pieces in Stein's Market and Deli, HiVolt Coffee, Boucherie, Coquette, and more.

For more info on how you can purchase some of Adem's works, please get in touch here.

 

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South Haven Wood: Ties and Bowties

Robert Lequire is the craftsman and visionary behind South Haven Wood. When he told me he was interested in shooting some of his new inventory, I jumped at the chance. His work is classy, stylish, and best of all- handmade.

When Robert and I met up to discuss the shoot, we both agreed showcasing his wooden bowties against a French Quarter backdrop was best. Unique style inspired by this unique city.

If you are interested in purchasing these ties or anything else from Robert, you can visit his etsy shop South Haven Wood.

Here are some of my favorites from the day--

Seymour Family Reunion