LookitsMonochrome is the first portrait project that I photographed using studio lighting and consisted of one-hour photo sessions with both friends and perfect strangers. It was completed in the kitchen of my Brooklyn apartment over the course of 12 days. I promoted the project via social media and ended up with close to 70 people participating.


I used a single light and create darker, more dynamic images of people. While I coached people through various poses, I generally let people sit and move how they most felt comfortable, pulling out specific emotions along the way. I used this project to fund a second project idea (LookItsHeroes) but this portrait project holds a special place in my heart and still carries a lot of momentum from where I first began as a photographer.