Asha Brown started a really amazing company, We Are Diabetes www.wearediabetes.org , which is a resource for type 1 diabetics who suffer from eating disorders. Asha came to me with the idea of creating an image showing all the internal emotions and pain people with these conditions have to struggle with every day. It was really amazing working with Asha on this as she is a very talented actress and was able to create incredibly strong emotions and even worked up some tears for the shoot. While I usually hope to not have people cry on my shoots, this was an exception.
I have had a major artist crush on the artistic duo AAKSO (Amy Arnold and Kelsey Sauber Olds) for a couple years now and have collected 3 of their small wall hanging sculptures. I finally had the opportunity to photograph them along with special appearances from their their three children. AAKSO's sculptures are very quirky and weird with a rustic, hand cut feel that is both simplistic and beautiful. They have a mix between a childlike whimsy and a surreal vulgarity that I really love. www.aakso.org