It's called fashion...

What’s up, Hive? I missed a few days here, but after catching up on @facingsofficial work all weekend, I finally have some space to sit and write. It’s been a weekend filled with friends and family. @bonni and my stepdad are here in Minneapolis. They’re staying with us, so we’ve been able to go out for dinners, visit Minnesota landmark and all the things we weren’t able to do last fall. I’ve also been working and training with @bryanpolitte. He’s been onboarded to @facingsofficial, which is a huge help for me and the creative department.

Last last week, I made my way to South Minneapolis for my friend’s runway event during Minnesota Fashion Week. I’ve posted several blogs from previous shoots that took place at Lovely Organic Apothecary. My friend Farah owns and operated the salon and recently hosted a big exhibition called Freak Show. The premise was to showcase a variety of models, designers and artists that are often left out, or never booked through the typical circles of the established voices in the city.

It was an outstanding afternoon of collaboration and creativity. My job was to photograph the models that would be walking the runway later that evening. Arriving early in the day, I was able to take them one by one, outside the salon and find interesting surroundings to capture these editorial moments. Everyone I met was beautiful, kind and enthusiastic for the event. The designers also captured the unique vibe of Minneapolis and the magic that made me fall in love with this city in the first place.

This was just three of over 2,000 photos I took during the six hours I was at the salon. So many of these portraits are strong. Some of the strongest I’ve photographed all year. I also stayed for the run way. I wasn’t hired for that, but I thought it would be a good real world test of the Nikon Z6II’s low light capabilities with subjects moving very face. It didn’t disappoint. I’ll be sharing those photos in another blog here on Hive in the next few days. For now, I’m exhausted. Have a good night, friends!



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Wow, i have never been into a fashion show. I gues everyone looks beautiful and music will be very loud. I have been dreaming of a fashion show since i learned crochet, dreaming of my own line of clothing

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You should! A crochet collection would be a really cool thing to see in a fashion event!

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Maybe someday. I still lack skills and most of all, time 😊

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That looks like pretty fun work, although 2000 photos seems like a lot to handle. I am really jealous of how many Hivesters you have in your daily life, I want to connect my IRL with Hive soon.

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Here in Minneapolis, our local coffee shop, @caffetto, because a major Hive incubator over the years. In 2017, I feel like I personally onboarded at least 50 friends to Hive. That's one of the reasons a lot of my Hive friends are friends IRL. @selfhelp4trolls

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That’s incredible! How did you all manage to do that? I think most of us could learn a lot from you guys. Have you written about it how you onboard and how it’s become part of the community?? If so I’d love to read it.

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That sounds like a really cool project! It is good that they are highlighting people from all walks of life. Nice photos!

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Yeah. It was a great time. So many talented people, designers, make-up artists and models. Thanks, @bozz.

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What a tease... 3 of 2000+ photos. I’m sure there are so many more great ones to view. Hopefully you get to post more from Freak Show soon. I love the idea of the more unique looks and styles getting the spotlight over the more typical types of models.

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Yeah, @daltono. It was great. Some of the models that walked in the show were moved to tears at having the opportunity to be a part of the event. It was really special. I'm glad I was able to photograph the show. I'll be sharing more soon.

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Such simple things can change people’s lives forever. It’s great that you were able to be a part of this dude.

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