Photographer: Shavonne Wong / Zhiffy Photography Stylist: Aslin Berio Makeup: Wade Lee Hair Stylist: Naivasha Johnson Model: Alison Bank (Major Model Management) Oleksiy Zubach (Fusion Models)
This was definitely one of my favorite shoots from my time in NYC. Everybody on the team did such an amazing job! It was kinda funny cause we did the hair and makeup in the school facilities in SVA before taking the train to Coney Island. While we took the hour plus train ride journey over, I'm sure we pretty much looked like a travelling circus. One really good looking clown, one girl with poofy cotton candy hair, two other people dragging huge luggages around, and me with the $250 rented teddy bear costume in a garbage bag. I was surprised nobody stopped me after I got my hands on it cause I looked like I was dragging a dead body all around NYC. It was also then that I decided that the whole shoot will be shot in natural light. No way I was gonna be able to manage more equipment!
After reaching Coney Isand, I remember having to bribe a store to allow me to use their spot to for set up. Kid that was in charge of the store was probably 10 and sure knew how to earn my money. Random girl I found there also got paid to wear the costume for the shoot, which on hindsight was kinda risky since... what if I found no one to wear my $250 rented teddy bear suit? :O
Truly thankful that everything worked out well! Can't wait to do it again.