How did the shoot with Leonard go?
Leonard has become a friend of mine through our photoshoots together, which is my favorite route in creating magic – with someone you trust and enjoy. On our shoot in downtown Los Angeles, we took to the streets and we walked until we couldn’t anymore. Only stopping when the architecture, or the lights, or the breeze inspired us. But let’s be honest, heels are the devil, so Leonard graciously got us an Uber back to our car when we were done. We decided that we deserved it for a job well done. Teamwork!
What do you hope to achieve through your modeling?
I hope to draw the viewer in, to make them take a step closer, look into my eyes a second longer, to tell a story, to create empathy, to make them feel something. Perhaps to help them find answers. I want to create art that stands the test of time. A good photo can make me immortal. A good photo is like a super power.
Do you think there’s a way for photographers/the industry to capture the female body in a more empowering way?
The female body is really the most beautiful creation. Everyone wants to capture it in their own way. I think the only way the human mind will be re-wired into believing that women are just as strong as men, is when more females are in positions of higher power and can change the norms and standards that continue to divide us. Long story short, I’d love to be photographed by you, ladies.
Your ideal morning?
It’s the simple things. No alarm, hot coffee, a cozy space, and my dog Finn. Everything else is secondary.
What are your plans and what’s next for you?
I make my living as an actor, which means my days here in Los Angeles are filled with conversations with myself and crying in the mirror. I wish I was kidding. I’ve just wrapped a new feature film in my home state of Louisiana called Lost Bayou, which I’m incredibly excited about. It’s a story of forgiveness between a daughter and her Cajun faith-healer father, set on a houseboat in the swamp. I hope you’ll join me for it!