Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HER MAJESTY.....re-introducing ISAMAR GONZALEZ

Isamar Gonzalez (photography: Tarrice Love)
styling: McGuyver
headdress by Me/ McGuyver
all accessories designed by Isamar Designs


The first time I saw Isamar Gonzalez was 12 years ago in  Heavy d's Nuttin' But Luv music video and again in Sweet Honey by Born Jamericans. It was  my first time seeing "real" models in videos and I thought she was goooorgeous. She was the black girl with "the big hair." I never thought in a million years I would have had the opportunity to meet and work with her.


music video - Sweet Honey by Born Jamericans/ Delicious Vinyl

photographed by Thierry LeGoues


She sought me out thru the networking site Facebook to assist me on a few of my photoshoots. I was so nervous that i wouldn't respond. One day I came home from work and got on Facebook and she hit me on the chat asking me when was I gonna call her...... I honestly didn't know how to pronounce her name and I didn't want to butcher it plus I was kinda afraid to meet someone I actually use to draw when I was in college. She told me to "call now!" and try....so I did. We instantly hit it off and set up a session.

video



Isamar Gonzalez (photography: Tarrice Love)
styling: McGuyver
dress made out a t-shirt by Me/ McGuyver
all accessories designed by  Isamar Designs


I was a little nervous and intimidated to shoot her in my cramped little space. Supermodel Isamar has worked with some of the most amazing photographers and fashion icons in the world. I was hoping that experience of working with me would equal her expectations. She made me comfortable and feel just as relevant and special as those photographers i grew up admiring. Being in NYC and not having access to space, clothes and connections has heightened my insecurity and has made me lose confidence in my work and abilites, but working with Isamar made me feel so inspiring and proud. I love the images we created and look forward to working with her on more projects.



Isamar Gonzalez (photography: Tarrice Love)
styling: McGuyver
all accessories designed by  Isamar Designs

She looks as amazing as she did when she first started modeling at 17 and was wonderful to work with and I think I captured her energy and spirit perfectly......

3 comments:

  1. "I like bein in control" priceless!! lol! I love the one on the bottom left. I like the shape she's making and where the lighting is. The third one of her is another favorite too! She reminds me a little of Ashlee Desire in that one.

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  2. She is so beautiful and really like her dresses and headdress. Mr. Love, how can you be insecure?? You remind me of Gordon Parks. Keep the love flowing.

    Lisa Key

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  3. She was beautiful.

    What about the blonde girl in that video? She was also in the Heavy D video. What's her name/portfolio?

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