Monday, July 25, 2011
It's rare that I get enticed with the work of a photographer. A photographer as in singular. Just one. This can be attributed to the fact that the artists that I have a familiarity with their work, much like myself, don't maintain a consistency. Plus, I'd much rather stay within my lane in terms of photography. A sure way to remain true to my vision and artistry by minimizing outside influences. BUT that besides the point. I've spent the past hour drooling, gazing, and delighting in the work of NY-based-photographer, Sam Hessamian. A good portion of my admiration of his work probably lies with the fact he's photographed one of my favorite new faces in modeling, Olga Boiko. You'll recognize her as the beautiful brunette bearing an equally beautifully-placed mole above her lip. Sam's work with B&W film is phenomenal and stands as a testament to my incessant love for B&W photography. I'm also working on experimenting with film and polaroid before the summer is over. I have a photography-enthusiast as a friend in possession of a Yashica, not certain what model. We shall see. Oh, by the way, last night, I came up with a title and a concept for my photography project for the autumn season. I am beyond excited.