Kim Cypert (An Artist's Studio in Houston, TX)

Let me just start this one by saying- Kim Cypert is one of my favorite humans I've ever known. And I've known her for a LONG time. Most of my life, in fact. We grew up two houses away from another (sandwiching two sisters who I also love lots and lots). Kim has always been one of my friends who was talented at a ton of different things- music, soccer, art... you name it, she's pretty much amazing at it. Last summer, I popped by her studio in Houston and snapped some shots of her art for Velvet Dust but I wanted to share some of the outtakes. She'll probably be embarrassed because she's also one of the most humble ladies you'll encounter but she can get over it. :) I could go on and on about what a bad ass chick she is but what I really want you to do is go check out her art immediately. Enjoy! 

SA//TX Punk (San Antonio, TX Fashion Editorial)

This shoot from last summer was the first time we shot with the lovely Vera Claeys. We photographed our punk inspired editorial for the Heritage & Folklore issue of Velvet Dust at the Missions in San Antonio- super great spot if you're never been. Enjoy!

Model: Vera Claeys

Art Direction & Styling: Jessica Thompson 

Photographer: Paige Newton 

Hair & Makeup: Avery Allen 

Location: San Antonio Missions 

Special thanks to Laura Varela 

Gaze Pt. 1 (Hermann Park Sculpture Garden Editorial)

I'm the first to admit that I'm terrible at narrowing down my own images. This editorial was specifically difficult for me. When we featured it in the Paracosm issue for Velvet Dust- the images were all edited black & white which I loved. Here, I've kept some as such but included some of my favorites color edits. This editorial focuses on obscuring our beautiful model's face through various avenues: her back simply turned to the camera, the deception of reflection, and her scarf both blurred with motion and serving as another sculpture, frozen in time. I'll be posting more images from this editorial because I just can't help myself but for now, enjoy. 

Model: Marie Boone

Art Direction & Wardrobe: Jessica Thompson

Art Direction & Photography: Paige Newton 

Location: Hermann Park