Meet Valeriya Kuklishyna, one of my favorite models currently in Los Angeles. I was itching to do a portrait series recently, and what better subject than her!? So I decided to shoot her in two different ways: color and black and white. What’s great about her is that when I was telling her, “These are going to be color,” she gave me exactly what I needed. And for the black and whites, since it’s naturally a little bit more serious, she gave me her more intense side.
Zoolander is a documentary; blue steel exists!!