medievalpoc: Contemporary Art Week!
The series explores a reoccurring gilt-bronze, “Moorish” aesthetic invention oft evidenced in European Medieval and Renaissance art. The arena in which this aesthetic is played in the series removes the ever-present narrative of servitude and alienation (persistent in European depictions) to expand upon how “Black and Gold” as a palette can create a variety of narratives. The storytelling throughout "Of Another Kind" highlights how removing markers in portrayals (based solely on utility) can transform the very notion of what an aesthetic can become.
Thanks for the shout out, medievalpoc! Adore your blog! Much respect. —TO
I shot this dinner party/book club scene for Cosmo in my very own apt in January. It was such a different shoot for me in that it was fully produced with stylists of all sorts and assistants and creatives on set, as well as being shot exclusively with strobe lights. I was definitely I bit nervous going into it, especially knowing there was going to be almost 20 people in my tiny Brooklyn brownstone, but it ended up being so much fun! Plus I got to shoot the whole thing in my slippers, not many shoots where one can say that!