Interwoven focuses on the idea that a single thread is made by spinning raw fibers into long strands. From there the threads are woven together, more and more combined until there is fully functional fabric. I find that creativity works in the same way. Ideas are taken from our environment and experiences much like the fibres of plants harvested each season. They then are refined, as collaborators come together to share their strengths to create a new, better vision. Each part on their own is strong but acting as one, the final tapestry is a complete image, something truly beautiful to behold. In this series, the subjects explore the balance between self and unity. Identity and environment are woven together through the connection of creativity.
It’s been quite the journey to bring this series to life. I’m discovering that sometimes, pressure really does produce creativity. The images seen here were born out of ingenuity, creativity, passion and a willing to work hard despite the obstacles. The path to bring this shoot from mood board to realization had a few bumps along the way but the dedicated team, especially my Co-creative Director, Ashley, helped me pull it off. Artist for Humanity graciously allowed us to us their Epicenter in South Boston for the day. The huge floor to ceiling windows served as the natural light source that set the clear and warm tone for the day. The talented cast, embodied not only the wardrobe, but also the concept, entangling their limbs and expressing the continuity and connection of creativity.
This was all made possible through the amazing collaboration and support of this team, who brought this idea to life. I can’t say Thank You enough.
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Creative Directors: Joshua Duttweiler, Ashley Vancol // Photography: Joshua Duttweiler // Styling: Ashley Vancol // Hair + Makeup: Molly Leahy // Videography: Brent Mills // Models: Asa Benjamin, William Dean, Alyssa Marshall, Stephanie Miranda, Ashley Vancol // Location: Artists for Humanity // Wardrobe: Neiman Marcus // Additional Decoration: Bloom Couture