In spring 2021, I partnered with model Alyssa Davis to create a dreamy, warm styled photo shoot in the studio of artist Leandro Manzo.
This beautiful studio in Merino Mills is the creative space of painter Leandro Manzo. Manzo, who has been showing his work publicly since the age of 13 in Argentina, composes bold abstract paintings on a large scale. His expressive pieces served as striking backgrounds for Alyssa’s portraits.
I shot in this gorgeous art studio space just a few months before for my Stars Align styled shoot. Seeing Leandro Manzo’s striking abstracts in-person inspired me to create a styled photo shoot that incorporated his artwork. I particularly wanted to take these movement-focused shots below!
The leading lines in these shots below make for interesting images!
I love the way Alyssa’s blue dress stands out against the black and white painting, as well as the warm and predominantly neutral room.
As the light changed, I noticed some unoccupied yet photogenic areas of the studio. I can never pass up an opportunity for shadow play!
Alyssa Davis is a professional model based in Raleigh, NC. She is incredibly versatile and skilled in her craft! I am very thankful for every opportunity I have to work with her.
As the sun began to set, Alyssa and I moved outdoors to a private building behind Merino Mills. You may recognize this setting from the Stars Align shoot!
Together Alyssa and I shot four outfits over two and a half hours! We had an absolute blast working together to create this vibrant and fun gallery. It was an honor to work in Leandro Manzo’s creative space!
To learn more about artist Leandro Manzo, click here.
Click here to visit Alyssa’s website and learn more about her modeling and model coaching services!
To learn more about booking a fine art portrait session for yourself, click here!