“i was born with an enormous need for affection,
and a terrible need to give it.”
-- part one of erin's portrait sessions --
The tagline for Erin James' new online magazine is "Vintage values for elegant women, chasing the lost art of being a lady." She has made references to Kate Middleton, June Cleaver, Grace Kelly and Jane Austen. Her mind is a landing strip for the "beautiful little things that make life rich." As Erin shared with me her hopes for this new career direction, I knew I wanted to photograph her with every bit of lady from a different generation. Given that in her day-in, day-out life Erin's look is a bit more of a "Carrie Bradshaw"/Malibu Barbie/California Baby I want to display her inner Audrey. These headshots and portraits are more practical and functional (than, say, a black tulle ball-gown), but I love seeing this part of Erin, too.