B|BT x René Collab II
ft. Olivia, Paige, Mikhala, Imani, & Jacquie
Our second collaboration and without a doubt one that outshined its predecessor. René and I teamed up again to bring out some designs like nothing we've ever seen before.
As an artist, you want to outdo yourself with every project. And more recently I’ve been very interested in creating works more conceptual than practical.
My inspiration being that I want to draw a sense of awe that will bring you to ask...”Wow, how did he do that?” This is my attempt to wow you. All of the pieces featured in this collaboration are an attempt to be more conceptual and move into the realm of avant-garde.
When René and I have collaborated in past I created pieces that would adorn his designs. This time around however I was more interested in creating pieces that would accent his designs, but in the negative space on the model’s person. So, wherever he had not created, I would. If he designed high I would deign low. If he covered the chest and neck I would design for the face and head. This is why the pieces worked in such a harmony that couldn't have been planned.
Here you'll find models Olivia, Paige, Mikhala, Imani, and Jacquie. All of which bringing their own flavors and aesthetics to the shoot. Some had more experience than others and some no experience at all but that day we found a sense of community among the handful of us that shot at that humble spot in Lowell that Saturday afternoon.
From the time I arrived and showed the girls the jewelry that they would be wearing with to the time we actually started shooting the entire experience was a blissful one that only could've been possible with a group of people as great as the ones you see here.
Days like that only make you look forward to the next time that you'll be working together.
It was a good day to shoot!