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Hooligans Spectrum | NOWthen

Agata Helena – hair/makeup artist IG @agatahelena

Colleen Chrzanowski – photographer IG @chrzanowskicolleen

Ayden (blonde) – Ohlsson Model & Talent/Ohlsson East, Olivia (brunette) – Ohlsson Model & Talent/Ohlsson East

Shot on Nov 17th 2016,  at my studio, studioLIGHT  – in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.

Agata Helena, my extremely talented go-to HMUA in NYC, had been wanting to do a 70s inspired shoot and I had been wanting to do an edgier piece with young kiddos.  Add in the fact she was going to be in Chicago for work….NOWthen was born.

Within a weeks time, I sourced a vintage curtain from the amazing Beehive Chicago, Agata brought the vintage eyewear, we secured amazing model talent, and together we styled the looks.  The goal was to have NOW styles speak to THEN…a time where where texture and glam could be found around every (fashion) corner.  The challenge I had was how to visually nod to an earlier time beyond just the fashions and styling?  With a little help from plastic wrap and gaffers tape, the end of my lens was surrounded by bunched up plastic wrap so when the light hit it, magic occurred.  There was some trial and error getting the placement just right, which was extremely gratifying.  No photoshop filters were used, it was all #plasticwrapmagic.

An integral piece of this 70s puzzle was getting solid talent.  I reached out to Ohlsson Model & Talent and they graciously gave me access to their pool of kiddos!  I had worked a few times already with Olivia so she was a no brainer – she is a confidently shy, brilliant young lady who has modeling chops for days – a combo that delivers very honest imaging. And then Ayden seemed like the perfect kiddo visually to compliment Olivia plus she has quite the modeling resume, so she was also an immediate choice.  I was not disappointed – she was extremely professional and committed to our purpose which is key to a successful shoot.

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Ayden, floral wrap tie blouse  / ZARA

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 Ayden, floral wrap tie blouse & jacquard leggings / ZARA

Olivia, dress with pleated skirt & striped crop sweater/ ZARA

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 Olivia, dress with pleated skirt & striped crop sweater/ ZARA & vintage glasses

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 Olivia, dress with pleated skirt & striped crop sweater/ ZARA & vintage glasses

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Ayden image, short pleated jumpsuit & faux fur minaudiere / ZARA

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Ayden image, short pleated jumpsuit & faux fur minaudiere / ZARA

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Olivia, high neck printed mini dress with ruffle cuffed sleeve / ZARA & vintage sunglasses

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Olivia, high neck printed mini dress with ruffle cuffed sleeve / ZARA & vintage sunglasses

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