From LOVE Magazine - May 2020, "About one month into quarantine without shooting since NYFW, I started seeing so many artists creating despite the confinements of quarantine and was inspired to test my own creativity by starting my own FaceTime series called, "Close Quarters."
I first photographed my best friend and muse, Madisen, who was quarantining in Upstate New York. Having not known how long the lockdown would be, we didn’t have a lot of clothing options to pull from which resulted in a lingerie and wood glove shoot. To be honest, without having the opportunity to have all of the production that I’m used to, it forced me to challenge myself and creatively capture people with what we have.
I was in midst of a catching up with my friend in Iceland, Isold, when the idea popped into my head that we should collaborate; we shot the next day and the images turned out to be so beautiful. It excited me that we were able to create such moving images with literally nothing but a white sheet and her. I was so inspired that I began reaching out to people I love and care about, models, actors, friends, and colleagues. After a few days, my list had grown to over 20 people.
During this stressful time, I didn’t want to add more pressure onto the subject. The direction of each shoot changed per person based on location, WiFi, what was available to them and their own creativity. We collaborated on final looks, hair and makeup, and artistic direction."
Each shoot inspires me to do my next. As of December 2021, I have reached my goal of photographing 100 people and will continue my series sporadically in the New Year.