I shot this batch of photos on a full moon next to Lot 10. The alley way is next to the famous, infamous Chanticleer Bar on Cayuga and State/MLK. I was out with my wife and some very good friends. I ducked around the corner to roll a smoke and found an incredible landscape to dabble in for a few minutes. In processing the shots I was struck how they show warmth and pain at the same time. To me, they are also a testament to my influences from two amazing photographers who took me under their wings: Bob Reuter and Paul Kleinman.
Shelby is an incredibly gifted model, with a sharp wit and a wonderful laugh she has the making of a stand up comedian or an actress on a sit com. She’s your little sister and your best friend to drive around with in a late night adventure. I introduce another beautiful Ithacan, Shelby. Continue reading