I met Erica through my brilliantly talented friend Agnes, of YBC. We have been together on many collaborative projects, but never had the chance to shoot together until these past NYC dates.
To say that this strong, badass, sexy female is inspiring is a bit of an understatement. I mean I complain when I have cramps from my period, and here she is, just days after another chemo treatment posing as if her life depended on it. Now I am only beginning to get to know this babe, but just from experience, I can already tell this is how she approaches all of life. She goes and she goes hard and she inspires the fuck out of me!
Erica and I share a mutual love for 90’s culture, me on the grunge side and her on the hiphop side, so there was no question that we were totally going to run with that as part of the theme for our session! It was only aided by the awesome new art at The Hotel on Rivington.
I really love this session, seeing Erica’s badassery really inspired me to push myself to see more, see bigger and photograph beyond the standard portrait.
I asked Erica, as I do all of our #LRPBoudieBeauties if she had anything she wanted to share with the reader’s of our blog and here is what she had to say:
“My life has been a series of incredible events. Some beautiful…. Some tragic….mostly magical as of lately. As I look at the images Lindsay captured of me I am again reminded that regardless of what am a dealing with at the moment, being photographed by my soul sisters makes my heart swell with love. I am a mom, a business owner, a nurse and a hopeless romantic. Currently I am battling cancer for the 4th time and its is exhausting. That being said my life light burns brightly and I am truly blessed to be surrounded by my tribe of artsy ladies!!!!! Lindsay made me feel so fierce and calm and shooting with her was incredible. Never give up….I know I won’t #fuckcancer”