“Knock out!”, from a photo session on June 11, 2022 with Stella Rose @officially.stellarose. Thanks to HUDSY tv’s (@hudsytv) Content Creator and videographer Natasha Scully for introducing me to Stella. Natasha worked on one of HUDSY’s documentary series about Stella (link below). I highly recommend you watch this documentary!
On my first conversations with Stella (late May 2022) we agreed on developing some ideas for a photo session. We kept exchanging text messages over the following days and three weeks later we were doing this first session. Stella got some inspiration from one of my photo albums on my website but added that she could picture herself with red boxing gloves, thinking of that iconic photograph of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. To this I added that I could picture her on this empty barn space punching this boxing bag. We got the props (gloves and punching bag) and agreed on a date. I used three lenses on these photos: a fish eye, a 24 mm and a 75-200 mm. One key light and two rim lights.
“A Bit About Stella Rose (from Stella’s online portfolio):
“More Than a Professional Model. Stella Rose is defying the odds when it comes to breaking down walls regarding beauty and limitation. From surviving a rare syndrome from birth causing her amputation to finding and accepting her trans identity, Stella Rose is a natural-born fighter with a story to tell. She strives to inspire others by being her most authentic self and redefining what it means to be beautiful by showing being different is a gift. She finds that the best way to reach out and touch people is by being in front of a camera modeling/acting and creating art showing that nobody is stopped by their appearance or limitations”.
Here is a link to Stella Rose Portfolio: