A friend of mine called me a few weeks ago and told me about this show he was going to be making some work for. The more I heard the more I liked it. I took a ride to check out the space and meet the person organizing the event. After five minutes of talking with Ashley Sexton from A Cut Beyond, I knew I was in. I was officially signed up to photograph the event, but I was still unsure about what, or if, I would display. After a few pep talks from the other artists involved, it was on. The next week or so was one of those clouds that surround a cartoon character while they furiously work, and when the cloud settles there is a shiny finished product. This cloud was comprised of sawdust, spray paint, photographs, Red Bull and epoxy resin. It was the catalyst I needed to finish some projects that had been started, show some projects that had been finished, and to attack some ideas I had been sitting on.
Art Meets Fashion was an event held at A Cut Beyond hair salon. It was intended to bring creative minds together to raise money for the arts program in the Randolph school system. Several artists displayed their work, a fashion designer featured her clothes, and all the models hair and makeup was done at the salon. There was a runway show to feature the hair, makeup, jewelry and clothes with a live DJ throwin it down. Everyone helped in the hanging of the art salon style (pun intended), and we were all psyched to be a part of this event together. Both before and after the runway show we went out back and had an impromptu photo shoot with the models showing off the jewelry while wearing black shirts and jeans, and then again rocking the nights featured looks. All the models were super fun, totally laid back and rocked it despite the cold. Throw in a keg of beer, some live music and a great turnout and you have yourselves a rockin night.
A big thank you to Brian Edson for bringing me in on this, to Ashley Sexton for having this event, to Vasco Vaz for being the ever upbeat positive cat that he is, to Barbara Claire for being funny as hell, to all the models for having fun with it, and to everyone else who was a part of throwing this event. Another big thanks to anyone who came out to support us. Hopefully the first of many.
16″x48″ photograph (comprised of nine 8″x12″ prints) with a black wooden frame and epoxy clear coat
24″x36″ photograph (comprised of nine 8″x12″ prints) semi matte finish with hand painted wooden frame
32″x48″ photograph (comprised of seventeen 8″x12″ prints) with a black wooden frame and epoxy clear coat
8″x12″ photographs mounted on 3/8 plywood with an epoxy clear coat
Ashley Sexton. Hair, Makeup, Event Planning…… you name it, she’s good at it.
Vasco Vaz is amazing…… and almost always this happy.
The Talented Mr. Edson. This Lazy Gnome was on his game for this show.
Lance McGrath holdin it down for Sonjamin Franklin Clothing
my assistant art director for the evening
Brittany LeBold holdin down the fashion design and a team of awesome models makin it look good.
Willy doin his thing.
Barbara Claire. Gorgeous, talented and not afraid to tell you to Fuck Off…….
if these two don’t need theme music every time they enter a room, I don’t know who does.
you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
a well deserved beer after a week of living among the madness… a huge thank you to Laura for being the ever supportive girlfriend she is, even when the whole house smells like glue and spray paint.