Omar Kennedy (photography: Tarrice Love)
painted gloves: Tarrice Love
assisted by: Shyloh Wilkerson
People always have something to say. One of the things most of them seem to say about my work is that it is artistic. Many feel it is too artistic to be considered fashion photography. I want to know if my work is considered to artistic to be fashion, then what exactly is fashion photography and it is fashion today considered art? I decided to do a photo series that paid tribute to fashion involving body paint. Omar Kennedy of Boss Models and Next Miami caught the China bus from Boston to shoot with me. He booked a job in Boston and got the bus as soon as it was done. He arrived in Brooklyn at almost midnight.
I was inspired partly by the Louis Vuitton/ Stephen Sprouse "graffiti" print and the body paintings artist Keith Herring. model and friend Shyloh Wilkerson stopped by to help and finally meet her facebook friend model Omar Kennedy.