Essay 255 • Feb 19th 2018

Carnival-ish stemmed from an idea I had in 2016. My wife and I love to travel, and I love connecting with other artists. I decided that each time I visited a new city, I would connect with a local artist to collaborate on a creative shoot, whenever possible. This was the case with the model, Naomi, who is an actress in London; she has a great sense of fashion so she styled the wardrobe for this shoot. Naomi is from Puerto Rico, which is where I lived for half of my life, and it was wonderful to connect and create art with a Puerto Rican woman living in the diaspora. Overall it was a great experience and we are delighted with the colorful and carnival-ish feel of these images.


Flor Blake is a portrait, editorial, and commercial photographer with a style consisting of imaginative, vibrant, and dynamic imagery. She loves traveling, strong coffee, and celebrating people’s birthdays. Flor is based in Denver, Colorado, where she lives with her wife, Ileanexis, and their three plants.

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