Portraits | Molly Strohl

If you haven't met Molly Strohl yet, you should. Molly is an incredible gifted fine art and conceptual photographer from Alabama, who just happens to be in the same program I am. I'm constantly in awe of Molly's work and so it was a great, great honor to photograph her. It was also nerve wracking. It does help that Molly is probably one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. 

This shoot was also one of those times where I wanted the shoot to just be between the sitter and I. Every now and then, I harken back to the days when I first begin shooting where it was just a model and I traipsing through miles of forests and fields in search of the best spot to photograph her. Simpler times, I suppose. It made me feel much more connected to the subject – to take the time to get to know them before the clothes and makeup went on. 

In a way, I have always treated my fashion photography a bit like portraiture; getting to know the subject before the shoot. It is definitely something I miss in this day and age. 

© 2014 Ayden Grace

© 2014 Ayden Grace

© 2014 Ayden Grace