We shot in a tunnel, and it was awesome

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Sometimes, it only takes a look to make a strong connection.

Or in this case, an e-mail, lol.

I reached out to Racquel in hopes I could do a quick shoot with her while I was in Atlanta for a few days.

Not only did she respond, she was down to shoot!

We did a quick shoot in the Krog Street Tunnel, which is a graffiti-filled vehicle/pedestrian tunnel not too far from Downtown Atlanta.

Although I've been to Atlanta plenty of times, it was my first time doing a model shoot in the city. I'm already looking forward to doing more shoots in the 'A' with Racquel.

Feelin’ blue, but in a cool way

Moving to a new area can present real challenges for creatives, for it’s not easy coming across people you can truly vibe with.

Luckily, I found someone who lives one apartment complex away.

It was by chance that I met Kumiko, who also happens to be the first Tampa Bay model I reached out to since moving here.

And her turning blue was the result of a willingness to experiment.

The vibe of the shoot was sexy and seductive, and I definitely wanted that illustrated in the photos, from the dark background to the temperature of the pictures.

While lowering the temperature of the photos, I wanted to see what the picture looked like in black and white.

This was the result.