Over the last couple years I have had the chance to photograph some younger subjects than I had in the past. This cutie is Iris who I photographed every 3 months over her first year. Babies grow so much in their first year, it was great to capture a portrait of her every 3 months to document her development. I love these portraits and have happily found cool and stylish parents have cool and stylish kids!
The first time I shot Melanie was for one of my undergraduate thesis photo series, my “Housewife Series” which you can view at jennifer-link.com in my “projects” portfolio, since then I have worked with her many times! I took this portrait last year and finally with the launch of my blog am getting the chance to show it off.
Last year I worked with retro inspired clothing boutique Cats Like Us to shoot this series of photographs for new advertisements and promo materials. Cats Like Us has a brick and mortar shop in Tonawanda, New York a suburb of Buffalo and a successful website shop. Every time we shoot a new series of advertising photos we aim to get a good variety of shots so they have several options for printed postcards and flyers, magazine and event program advertisements, and online advertisements. The lovely and talented shop owner Julie Ann, one half of the great duo behind this boutique, is the face of their company and models the fun wears they sell.
Over the last couple years I have shot a few of the one page closer feature titled Must for Auxiliary Magazine. I have kept the same goal in mind of creating a clean and direct shot to allow the featured fashion item to be the focus and in doing this they have become a nice little series. You can see this photo and how it pairs with the others in my “fashion 2” portfolio at jennifer-link.com. I also styled this look that features a faux fur coat by Bettie Page Clothing. For the styling I drew from Fall 2012 runway trends. I specifically looked at Gucci’s Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear runway show in Milan for fashion forward details to place around the coat: brocade trousers, round sunglasses, and dark lipstick. I love the dialogue between high fashion designers and subculture fashion that has been happening for years and years, one influencing the another, round and around and back again.
Toronto model Cassia Sparkle shows off creepy but colorful prints that don’t have to be limited to Halloween-time in the fashion editorial I shot for Rebelicious Magazine. With pieces from Cats Like Us and a few other sources, I put together three looks for Cassia to bring to life. Look for this editorial in Issue 12 of UK based Rebelicious Magazine!