I was feeling a bit under the weather today, so I decided to lay low, spend the day at a cafe and get some editing done. Jess met up with me and we hung out a while before heading home, and she was happy to help me out with this portrait project.
Jess and I have known each other since high school, a.k.a. the days of MySpace and post-hardcore. We both share a love of photography, and went through the photo program at Grand Valley State University together. Today, she told me about her many recent photo-related ventures, and her interest in creating contact prints using the we-plate collodion process (a photographic technique over 150 years old); I'm very excited to see how they turn out.
You can check out some of Jess' past work here.