After winning second place in the Miss Junior Teen Oakland San Jose I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Dart to work on her first full scale photo shoot. At just 15 years old Lauren demonstrated a remarkable effortless grace in front of the camera. Lauren’s (shockingly mature) ability to remain calm and collected in the cold, crashing waters at Panther Beach was more than we could have anticipated. Her natural beauty, inherent serenity and inner goddess juxtaposed against the magnificent Santa Cruz coastline has made this my favorite work of all time. This work motivated me to start seeking publication for my own work and eventually publish my own magazine.
Splash is published in Gleam Magazine Issue 3, July/August 2014.