Working with new talents is always a great way to challenge yourself creatively. Rus Anson, a photographer from Spain, reached out to me to do a test shoot last week. I immediately said yes because her work is incredible, but I also wanted to work with someone I didn't know. Phoenix has a fairly small creative circle, which I love, but I've noticed that I've started to get into a bit of a creative rut. With all my energy focused on content creation for social platforms I had forgotten what it was like to create for a high-fashion editorial.
Rus asked for some location recommendations. I suggested Papago Park since it's terrain that she doesn't get to see that often. We also chose a spring story since it's relevant to publishers right now. The pastel palette was magic with the mountain.
I can't wait to do this all over again.
Styling: Alex Evjen MUAH: Jessica Fierro Model: Alexandra Smith, The Agency AZ