A lot has happened over the past few weeks, but chief among them is the fact that I started a daily photo blog! Over at photo.tajreen.com (currently topped by shots of this girl's mug). I've toyed with the idea of doing freelance photography for the longest time, never thinking I was ready enough or I'd enjoy it enough, but getting back into it again after two years of film school has given me a totally new perspective.
Anyway blah blah blah art is fun again blah, point is, follow it if you’re into that sort of thing. And if you’re in LA or the South Bay, you can book me and I’ll immortalize yr beauty for future generations.
One of my dearest friends, Tajreen, came over one day to hang out; I treated her to brunch and she treated me to one of the most delightful photo shoots I’ve ever done. She managed to make me feel comfortable despite the fact that I was minimally clothed, drenched in water and in front of a lens. I was styled and shot in a way that I’ve never seen myself before and she managed to coax out a side of me that I’ve always wanted to be introduced to. I default on dainty things, she knew me enough to take that away. There were no frilly fabrics, no set design, just me barefoot in my backyard in a crop top and cut off shorts I’ve worn since middle school. She captured me in my most present state both mentally and physically. That afternoon and these images will be something I’ll treasure for years. I can’t wait for the day my future offspring stumble upon these, I’ll reach for the phone with wrinkly hands, call her up, and be like, “yo, you’re gonna get a kick out of this.”