C18H10N2O4/ 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 Marie, Amiah Gaston, Roscoe Braswell. Featuring “Frainteso,” Oil painting on wood. Featuring works from “Au, Class, Brooks, Captivation, Casual, and Untitled (Coming Soon).” Narratives by Nick Ensing. Portfolio Construction/ Narrative Editing in part by Tanya Lockwood, Tricia Erickson, Audra Whetstone, Betsy Verwys, Kiara Aldridge, Kiella Mitchell, and Autumn Cannon. December 31st, 2018.
Golden. 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. Quote displayed on grass from Nick Ensing. 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. 35mm and 120 film provided by Fujifilm, Kodak. July 24th, 2018.
Mariah Elaine (Captivation, Class, Spirit)
Creating an essence of yourself is no easy task, and it certainly does not happen in two snaps. Building yourself up to become a role model and embodiment of style and character takes time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a long time. Embracing spirit, being aware of your surroundings, and aspiring to accomplish goals creates individuality, and hope for the future. 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. Polaroid film provided by Polaroid Originals, 35mm film and 120 film provided by Kodak, Camcorder provided by Sony. November 22nd, 2017.
Just casual. Featuring and special thanks to Alexus Voss. Hair/ makeup by Alexus Voss. Polaroid film provided by Polaroid Originals. August 16th, 2017.
Forward Part One
Featuring Viktoria Baumgartner. Narrative/ Interview conducted by Nick Ensing. Hair/ makeup by Viktoria Baumgartner. Polaroid film provided by Fujifilm. August 15th, 2017.
Forward Part Two
Featuring Brooks Welch. Narrative/ Interview conducted by Nick Ensing. Hair/ makeup by Brooks Welch. Polaroid film provided by Fujifilm/ Polaroid Originals. August 15th, 2017.
Shots /SHåts/ noun, to slay the game. Featuring Isabella Payne. Narrative conducted by Nick Ensing, information supplied by Isabella Payne. Inspired by visuals from the Formation World Tour conducted by Beyoncé Knowles Carter. Hair/ makeup by Isabella Payne. Special thanks to Amiah Gaston and Katie Simmons for assistance, Northview High School for supplies. Polaroid film provided by Fujifilm, 120 film provided by Kodak. July 10th, 2017.
Featuring Alexus Voss and Daniela Contreras. Idea collaboration 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, eye makeup by Nick Ensing. Special thanks to Aida Woldemicael for assistance. May 11th, 2017.
Featuring Brooks Welch. Narrative conducted by Nick Ensing, information supplied by Brooks Welch. Hair/ makeup by Brooks Welch. Quotes supplied by Brooks Welch. Special thanks to Nisa Brooks for assistance. September 24th, 2016.