Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Moe Martinez, an incredible Chicago photographer who does a lot of really stellar work. I noticed that he had a project on his website called the Freckles Project and was immediately intrigued – I knew I had to be a part of it! I’m also super vain and love looking at phenomenal pictures of myself (haaa, well, at least I’m being honest?), so I commented on a mutual friend’s post (who was bragging about Moe’s work) and said “if you’re ever looking for freckled models, I’d totally be interested!” Luckily he was looking for some freckled-wonders to shoot, so we set up a time and met in Lincoln Square.
We started off along this wall in a children’s park on Lawrence, but due to lighting we had to move on shortly thereafter. Doesn’t he have a great eye? I never noticed this wall before! I definitely need to pay more attention to my surroundings.
From there we walked down through different alleyways looking for some texture to photograph against. He’s a big fan of distressed and weathered wood, and luckily after walking through a couple of alleys, we found some quasi-dilapidated garages. : )
(I was really working on my serious faces. Could you tell?)
To finish out the shoot we meandered over to the Western Brownline stop where we spotted a loading dock and some fun graffiti. What up, Lincoln? (omg who am i?!)
Thanks for indulging me in my little photoshoot. Thank you so much, Moe! I had a blast feeling like a celebrity! : )