I had this idea for a framed floral series, building a set around a lush green and blush bloom collection of flora. I grabbed pieces to work with from the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market and filled in with some foraged material from the area. I built the florals into a few large bundles which allowed me to integrate them into several concepts including a headpiece, necklace, and a frame.
We had wanted to get a little movement in the studio and I took that little bit of inspiration and I translated that into fabrics that flow and found a few pieces that would really make Isabel's moves pop including this fully beaded and intricately made fringe dress from local designer Dasha Matius.
A little snippet from our recent model test with SMG's Brea Tolbert. I was immediately drawn to her bold features so we started by playing them up with a clean and simple setting.
I'm going to let this set speak for itself. New work published in Pump Magazine with an amazing team to thank:
Garrett and I consider ourselves pretty fortunate that we have been able to collaborate with such a vast variety of professionals since moving here to Seattle. We first met Geraldine on a shoot with model Gen Ramolete. She pulled this amazing double braid ponytail business off on Gen and it worked so perfectly with the set I just about died.
Garrett and I are constantly working on updating our book, filling in the missing pieces of our portfolio and creating some fresh content. We've wanted to get a swimwear series in there for a while now so we paired up with Adicora Swimwear for a bright and modern editorial with TCM model Sydney Parker and make-up artist Rachel Jordan.
Knox Standard has been building a brand around their event planning and floral business and I stepped in the other day to take some images for their website and marketing materials. The goal was to showcase the pair in action, giving their potential clients a glimpse into who they are as a business.
When back home, one must keep shooting ;)... As per usual we got together with Jen (Salon High Brow) and model Hanna Voxland. The wardrobe c/o The White Room MPLS, florals from Sister Honey Floral Co.
We met Tristen at the Seattle Fashion Week Opening Preview last fall. His clothing stood out to us right away with its rich color palate and a refined grunge aesthetic. We wanted to highlight and play into his style with a deconstructed background, Garrett picked up a few of these old palates and we played them up with some torn and distressed seamless rolls.
We met up with Gen at Urban Light Studios for a quick test shoot with Makeup Artist Karla Alvarez. I had a few outfits in mind to lengthen Gen's petite frame, including these amazing black Helmut Lang high waisted trouser pants paired which I paired with a bright and orange alice + olivia crop top and Dries Van Noten platforms.
Direction and Styling by me / Photographer - Garrett Born / MUA - Elizabeth Kathryn / Model - Bailey B
PUBLISHED IN SHUSTRING MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER FASHION ISSUE
FEATURED IN SHUSTRING MAGAZINE BEST OF 2016
Photography: Garrett Born / Art Direction: Joan Born / Stylist: Lydia Marie / Hair & Makeup Artist: Jamyrlyn Mallory / Model: Andrea Goodman with SMG / Set Direction: Kate Hector
For this project we wanted to showcase the versatility and the range of the line of Jewelry. Featuring it in a soft and approachable light to start and moving into a daring evening to finish the book. We started with a styled series featuring Sofia, photographed by Garrett Born with Hair and Makeup by Jennifer Des Lauriers. Set direction an location styling by Kate Anderson of Kate & Design who then helped layout and design the final look book for the collection.