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PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly NAME Holly Elizabeth Rice OCCUPATION Writer and Plus-Size Youtuber AGE 25 NEIGHBORHOOD Bushwick When I pull up to Holly's crib and she shows me her looks for the shoot, I notice—almost immediately—that, of the three outfits, only one includes a coat. Wanting to make sure that she was knew it was brick-ass-cold outside, and it was outside and not inside that these pictures were being taken I ask her, "Are you gonna be good?" Without even looking at me Holly responds, "I'm from Nova Scotia......
PHOTOGRAPHY LaQuann Dawson NAME M.L. Thompson AGE 24 OCCUPATION Poet, Editor, and Graduate Student at The New School NEIGHBORHOOD: Bushwick M.L. Thompson’s Instagram handle is @dreamyuncle, and that is a pretty accurate description of his style. “I sort of have an old man aesthetic,” M.L. told me as we sat across the coffee table at our photographer’s (and M.L’s boyfriend’s), apartment and studio. Look at his outfits and you can see for yourself: M.L. artfully mixes old man essentials like corduroys, caged sandals,...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly MAKEUP Tahira NAME Shelly Samuel AKA Shoegal4ever OCCUPATION HR Director for a General Contractor Company AGE 41 NEIGHBORHOOD Kensington, Brooklyn There is something to be said about the power of playing dress up in your parent’s closet. For Kensington resident, Shelly Samuel, that power came in the form of a pair of red strap sandals her mother owned. “They were so pretty and sophisticated,” Shelly recalls while showing me the first two looks of our shoot. “I felt as though they were speaking...

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