We knew we would be shooting black and white for this look, and I didn’t even have to ask… Rivi went straight for the black lipstick. You can tell she’s done this before. This was the second look we shot that day; the first had been considerably softer. In between, she scooted away for a moment and came back with ink black lips smacking of cabaret.
Some models have the standard poses they rip through, and that’s one style. But Rivi seems to have a spiritual connection to modeling; for her it’s not a hobby, but a calling. At the risk of sounding cheesy, she tells a story with her body. I love collaborating with models who feel a deep bond to the craft of posing.
There’s something refreshing about shooting with black and white in mind, and there is just a different quality and depth to the images. Note to self: more black and white. One more note to self: More Rivi. I’m sure you’ll agree.