Images by Ben Taylor
Leather Leggings: BCBG; Top: Complex Geometry; Leather Jacket: Versace for H&M; Shoes: Moonspoon Salon; Necklace: Bosquejo
I saw this location on one of my friend's facebook page and had to instantly ask what it was. She explained that it was an interactive art space created in an abandoned lot in manhattan to promote community building and education. The project is called Project for Empty Space. Project For Empty Space, is a non-profit organization, founded by Meenakshi Thirukode and Jasmine Wahi and is a seriously cool space to experience. Go check it out at 181 Stanton St, NYC.
My leather leggings and the Complex Geometry top are like my uniform in the winter. Seriously, my top has faded to a grey by now with the constant laundering. I can't get enough of my Moonspoons and honestly they get some serious attention on the street. SERIOUS!!
While we were shooting, a family found a parking spot right in front of the space and out of the car came these two 4-5 yr old boys. "Hey look. Dark Angel. Whow, Are you dark angel? What are you doing there? Is that your cage? Can you come out of there? Why are you locked in? Why are you a dark angel? Are for real?" I had to calm the boys down by saying that I was not for real and not going to hurt them and that I was just playing Halloween with my friend to take some pictures for a school project. LOL... I hope they can sleep tonight!
Every time we shoot, some comic experience like this always happens. Just what makes the whole project so much more interesting. Reactions of people around you is such a spontaneous unexpected element.
What did everyone do over the weekend?