My Friend and My Muse

Stephanie

My second studio in Minneapolis was in the same building as a hair salon called La Boucherie. My friend, muse and favorite model Stephanie worked there in guest services. The salon was a great resource for me and it helped a lot that Stephanie worked there.

There were two weekly publications in the Twin Cities back then and La Boucherie wanted to place an ad for the salon in one of them. Stephanie had the idea of doing a shoot with me for the ad. I don’t remember having any formal ideas or even a layout. We just did what we always did. I know we wanted a close-up hair shot.

Steph came into the studio sporting a wonderful short cut. I had never seen her with such short hair. It really inspired me.

For this shot I used the natural light from the windows in that studio and a reflector. I used 35mm Tri-x film.

 

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