During the Summer of 2009, I was contacted by Chicago based model Claudine about possibly collaborating on a project.
She’s a professional commercial print model by trade, but is also well-known in the art community for her fantastic work as a figure model.
She was planning on doing some boating in Michigan during the Summer, and thought we could work together during one of her visits.
I was familiar with her work and just loved her natural grace, flexibility and ability to create dramatic images.
The fact that she trained in classical dance was a huge bonus. I knew I could not pass up the opportunity to see what we could create together.
Upon meeting her, I found Claudine to be professional, yet very down to earth and friendly. Additionally, she was extremely photogenic! She knew just how to pose to create beautiful lines in a seemingly effortless manner.
Her passion for the arts was clear with every concept we explored. She contributed immensely by expanding on basic ideas to create a true collaboration.