Portrait of Marianna Barksdale

Last week Marianna came into a studio in Brooklyn to be photographed. I started to  work on “character portrait”.  Try to capture personality using simple set up.

Marianna is a young talented fashion designer lives in New York. Her creativity is beyond.  I found her very interesting. Sometimes she can be unpredictably mischievous. She showed up with her rabbit hair wigs.  I don’t have to say this but she loves rabbit and her birthday was Easter.









I have a thing for older ladies

In the last few years, I’ve found myself meeting and photographing women in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Listening to stories about their lives layered with complex histories of happiness, joy, and at times tragedy – past and present – reminds me of how we all have our stories to tell. Mine are through photographs and while their stories were shared with me in private, these beautiful women were generous enough to let me express my time with them through these portraits.


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