Lauren is a singer-songwriter from North Carolina who was in town doing a music project with some mutual friends. She came over to my old apartment studio and we walked around Harlem and did some portraits in Trinity Cemetery as well. She was a delight to work with and we all had a blast that chilly day!
I did these portraits in Astoria Park under the Hell Gate Bridge. We went full goth on this one, folks. And then we got outgothed…by a group of people who decided to also spend the afternoon under the bridge spreading someone’s ashes. It was a memorable shoot, to be sure…and the SECOND one I’ve done now involving human cremains.
My friend Chelsea had just decided to leave her longtime home in the East Village and move back to the other side of the country. We did this shoot with the vintage suitcase to commemorate that.