Featuring Mallory Schilling, Sha’kiya Parker, Madison Matthews, Frederick Baker, Natiyah McConnohie, Isabella Payne, Brianna Languedoc, Roscoe Braswell, Charity Shields, Aliyah Taylor, Mary Holohan, James Smith III, Sana Bauswell, Curdreaah Parker. “Orchid of the Ballerina” photographs inspired from “The Formation World Tour” imagery by Beyoncé Knowles Carter. Hair/ Makeup chosen by models themselves. Special thanks to Sha’kiya Parker, Daniela Contreras, Katie Simmons, Kiara Aldridge, and Mike Frank for assistance. Shot on 35mm and 120 film. Printed with the Cyanotype printing process.
Remember To Develop Your Photos In All Shades
Featuring Lakenya Tatum, Aida Woldemicael, Danait Yonas, Liya Kahsay, Lulya Ghebreweldi, Avianna Kelly, Mariah Jennings, Kenmiah Chandler Jennings, Germain Code, Tarren Knox, Isabella Payne, Madison Matthews, Natiyah Mcconnohie, Mallory Schilling, Brooks Welch, Makayla Clark, Amiah Gaston, and Roscoe Braswell. Featuring “Frainteso” oil painting on wood. Featuring works from “Au, Class, Brooks, Captivation, and Casual.” Narratives by Nick Ensing. Hair/ makeup chosen by models themselves. Portfolio Construction/ Narrative Editing in part by Tanya Lockwood, Tricia Erickson, Audra Whetstone, Betsy Verwys, Kiara Aldridge, Kiella Mitchell, and Autumn Cannon.
Featuring Aida Woldemicael, Danait Yonas, Liya Kahsay, Lulya Ghebreweldi, Mariah Jennings, Avianna Kelly, Germain Code, Amiah Gaston, Sky Phonese, Kenmiah Chandler Jennings, Tarren Knox, Isabella Payne, Segen Guben. Hair/ makeup chosen by models themselves. Flower drawings by Nick Ensing, recreated and inspired by childhood drawings. "LIFE" logo cut-out from LIFE magazine. Magazine layout altered from LIFE magazine Vol. 52, No. 18 published on May 4th, 1962. Body makeup on Isabella Payne by Nick Ensing and Tori Graves, inspired by visuals from Chloe x Halle "The Kids Are Alright" film. Newspaper doll advertisement altered from the Kalamazoo Gazette published on May 21st, 1981. Special thanks to Daniela Contreras, Alana Betts, and Tori Graves for assistance. Shot on 35mm and 120 film. Printed with the darkroom gelatin silver printing and chromogenic digital processes.
Captivation, Class, Spirit
Featuring Mariah Jennings. Narrative/ interview conducted by Nick Ensing. Hair/ makeup by Mariah Jennings. Special thanks to Avianna Kelly and Ayana Robinson for assistance, and Lucy Ensing for locations. Shot on Polaroid pack & integral film, 35mm film, 120 film, and camcorder tape. Printed with the chromogenic digital process.
Featuring Alexus Voss. Hair/ makeup by Alexus Voss. Shot on Polaroid integral film.
Forward Part One
Featuring Viktoria Baumgartner. Narrative/ Interview conducted by Nick Ensing. Hair/ makeup by Viktoria Baumgartner. Shot on Polaroid pack film.
Forward Part Two
Featuring Brooks Welch. Narrative/ Interview conducted by Nick Ensing. Hair/ makeup by Brooks Welch. Shot on Polaroid pack film.
Featuring Alexus Voss and Daniela Contreras. Creative Direction in part by Ellie Briggs. Inspired by classroom photos taken at the Ofman Learning Facility by Liz Ensing. Hair/ makeup by Alexus Voss, Daniela Contreras, Nick Ensing. Special thanks to Aida Woldemicael for assistance. Shot on Polaroid integral film and 35mm film. Printed with the chromogenic digital process.
Featuring Brooks Welch. Narrative conducted by Nick Ensing, information/ supplied by Brooks Welch. Hair/ makeup by Brooks Welch. Special thanks to Nisa Brooks for assistance. Shot on 35mm and 120 film. Printed with the chromogenic digital process.