Erika Faye, poet, purse designer and founder of the Papa Project.
The most awesome part about this shoot is that it went completely unplanned. Of course, Erika knows I always keep a camera on hand so I imagine she was minorly and subconsciously ready. Erika designs purses and was on a hunt for the perfect fabrics for her clients at the textile shop downtown in the Fashion District. As soon as inspiration hit, we decided to go for it against a rusted gray background, an aqua background and a red background and compare the three. The rustic gray was my favorite. I love this girl, and I love her free, free soul. Oh by the way, she knows how to work the camera.