Portrait of many TalentsSeveral years ago I met Syreeta when she starred in a music video called Trashed I was directing. She was really fun and the whole team had a great time over the two day shoot (with some heavy lifting on co-directing and editing by headshot photographer John Galfano). It was also obvious with her model looks, good nature, and panache for style, it would be great to do a photoshoot together.
A Hybrid Music and Fashion Photography PhotoshootWell, we ended up doing 4 more shoots together over the next few years. These images are from the first of those shoots. The goal was to style it as a fashion editorial photoshoot but also come away with something she could use in her EPK (an “electronic press kit”, a driving force behind much music photography these days).
Multi-Talented ModelOne of the great things about Syreeta that makes her a compelling subject to work with is her diverse interests and varied talents. She’s an incredible rapper with a raspy delivery and cool lyricism. Obviously from what you can see here, she can work the lens as a model. Add to that she’s also an artist and jewelry designer with mad unique style. There is something about the multi-talented that always shines through in a photoshoot.