I’ve discovered I may not have the mental bandwidth at the moment to write, but I have tons of images I can post. So let’s lean in to this years’ theme and keep it simple, ‘kay?
2023 started off balmy and warm in the North Carolina Piedmont and with warm weather on the horizon a second round in the woods with Jo seemed like the ideal way to begin the new year. Jo and I had initially planned an indoor natural light shoot. Studio strobes can make you lazy: by and large your camera’s settings remain set in stone and while you will change your lighting ratios, this is done by pushing a few buttons and moving a light or two.
Jo Rose is a multi-talented Durham-based burlesque performer, producer, aerialist, model…the list goes on. It’s hard to over-sell Jo, because she’s just so damn good at everything she does. She’s also a friend and my other photographic partner-in-crime, so I may be bit biased.