Yin Yang is a special project for many reasons. The model, Maydeh, featured is from La Have, France. I was walking down by NYU with an old high school friend when I spotted her. Me being me, I ran across the street and asked if she’d modeled before and if she would like to be in a shoot. She said yes but on one condition: It had to be the next day because she was also leaving NY the next day.
Catherine Rogers, the photographer, agreed to do it that night and we shot the next morning. I call it From Yin to Yang because of the color shift from black and white and her mood. I wanted to show her meek and humble side, yet the spicy Naomi Campbell bad ass that I knew she could pull out. It all balanced out.
Styling and Creative Direction: NAVE
Photographer: Catherine Rogers
Location: Brooklyn Heights
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