How did the idea for this shoot get started?
The concept for an art themed shoot came from Melanie Abrantes. She had been intrigued by the idea of having me recreate recognizable masterworks through styling. We met at the farmers market earlier this summer to talk through the idea and while we stood at a fruit stand over these vibrant yellow watermelon slices we came to the mutual thought of Dutch still lives. The notion came to us while surrounded by these gorgeous locally grown fruits and vegetables and while looking around I thought let’s modernize the still life and make it personal to your life experience. We talked through the events and rituals that for Melanie are reminiscent of each season. The idea was both collaborative and really personal which allowed for each season to become very representational. The overall process of bringing an idea to reality – whether it be for a photograph, interior or even a film for me is creatively very satisfying.