Experience has taught me that creative projects are rarely truly finished; rather, they most often simply get abandoned at some point. Deadlines, whether self-imposed or not, can be great for stimulating the creative process by limiting the canvas of choices. However, there is also something to be said for taking time away from projects, and approaching them with a fresh eye. Often, while looking at old photos, I discover gems that had previously gone unnoticed. Similarly, I sometimes question my previous creative choices, and come up with new ways of approaching the material.
In 2015, I went on an unforgettable road trip that took me from California to Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Along the way, we stopped in a beautiful lake, where this underwater set of nudescapes was shot.
Catalina had a list of things she wanted to do before reaching an important birthday, and lucky for me, one of them was having nude photos taken of her. This set was shot in her Los Angeles apartment during a sunny April morning. Happy (belated) birthday, Cat!
Updated on September 25, 2019 with some previously unreleased photographs.