Thriftwood Shoot

My friend David Vosburg is amazing. He is an entrepreneur / designer with a touch of innovative genius. He lives near Chicago, so I get to see him when I visit, and from time to time he even invites me to collaborate on his projects. I love working with him, because he always communicates his vision clearly, and then allows me to play, and experiment. His is always working on rad projects for start-ups and small companies. Last year he had a brilliant idea for a collaboration with local vintage shops. He decided to create an online vintage marketplace, and voila! Thriftwood Vintage was born... Well, not so simple as that, but you get the idea. Be sure to check out the shop! 

For the launch I styled a shoot with Bryan Gee, a very talented Chicago photographer. Our model was Holland Hames, a mutual friend of David and I from University. The day was a blast (as one would expect). I very much enjoyed this project, and am looking forward to upcoming collaborations with this crew. Here are a few images from the shoot. 

These two images were my favorites from the shoot. Obviously, as with any creative endeavor, a lot of work gets created, but only a few are selected for the final project. As I am constantly getting asked about the process of creating photos, I thought it would be cool to give you another behind-the-scenes glimpse. 

Before the photographer and editor select the final images they often send me a link to an online gallery, where I can select the images I think show the clothing best. They do this because they know that as a stylist, I am constantly aware of what the clothing is communicating. Here is a look at some of the images that didn't make the cut:

Jonathan Randall Grant


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