Chance Encounter

 

Have you ever had a chance encounter that turned into something so magical and necessary? That’s pretty normal here in the Seattle fashion scene so it’s to be expected but meeting Dawn Mastow, creator of Dawnamatrix, at the 2016 Ville Magazine Seattle style night awards was definitely a more spectacular encounter than the norm. I had of course known of Dawn from seeing her work in and around the Seattle so I was so ecstatic to meet her at this event. Once we started to chat we soon found out that we had more in common than just a love for fashion and the fashion industry; like the fact that we both attended Ringling College of Art & Design down in Sarasota, Florida! Soon after we were able to work with each other on a project for her web content…

Max Dernoll
Max Dernoll
Max Dernoll
Max Dernoll
Max Dernoll

I am so excited for all the incredible adventures and accomplishments this amazing woman is creating! She recently had two pieces win award at WOW World of Wearable Art! I was honored to shoot the images for her Red submission.

Rachel Dooley
Rachel Dooley
Rachel Dooley
Rachel Dooley

Recently I photographed her for the cover and feature editorial in Ville Magazine. This editorial spread was nothing short of magical to shoot and I loved every bit of it. The looks were so good and totally fashion editorial which is definitely my style. Dawnamatrix wrote a really wonderful blog about our shoot, so be sure to check out what this project meant to her. I am huge on working to bring awareness to or in support of great causes and this was one of those times. “Funding conservation with the voice of fashion” was the purpose of this project and I am so happy to have been a part of it. Special thanks to The Falconer for sharing your incredible birds with us! The property (Dunn Gardens) we used for the shoot was absolutely breathtaking and all of the moving parts really made for an interesting day of work! Check out the photos here (starting on page 30) and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Ville Fall Cover Dawn Mastow
Ville Fall issue editorial Dawn Mastow

Ville premiered the issue on The Seattle style night Awards for Ville magazine! An associate of mine and brilliant designer Deyonte was our incredible host for the evening! I’m sure you’ve seen him on this season of Project Runway displaying his amazing talent. Keep an eye out for a blog post coming up about the pieces I’ve shot of his in the past.

Jessica, Deyonte’ and Rachel Dooley

I also had the opportunity to present the photographer of the year award which was amazing. A huge congratulations to all of the talent that won, it was a great event to attend. There was so much talent in the room and I was so excited about Ville premiering this issue, it feels really good to see your work magnified around a room of such amazing individuals.  I am so looking forward to continuing my journey in the fashion scene of Seattle and doing what I love to do. Be sure to comment below and let me know what you think about the magazine spread!! Until next time…

 

 

One thought on “Chance Encounter”

  1. I absolutely love these pieces you shot and I’m looking forward to seeing more. This certainly makes me wanna be a part of the Seattle fashion scene.

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