Was the first thought that came to mine once we started to shoot. Whitney didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak Portuguese which made it difficult to direct her, So I followed and chased her with my camera as she moved around the set posing quickly…
Lisbon, Portugal / Summer 2019
Artist + Hat Designer, Heidi Lee wearing her signature @swarovski crystal “Endless Echo Hat” for the crowd at the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade + Bonnet Festival / Midtown, New York / April 1, 2018
Here’s what Heidi had to say about her creation on her website…
“Consisting of eight overlapping faces (referencing Hellenic classical antiquity) the Echo Hat reimagines the myth of Echo and Narcissus as an allegory of the post-internet age; it raises ethical questions about surveillance technologies and the millennial age of the selfie. It is also a visual pun on the “Echo Chamber” effect of the internet: in which information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by transmission and repetition inside an “enclosed” system, often drowning out different or competing views (globalization of social media)” (source)
On December 1, 2018, super model, and founder of “The Real Catwalk”, Khrysty Ana and her team of fashionistas took over Times Square, New York with a awe inspiring flash mob fashion show celebrating inclusivity of plus size + diverse models in the modeling industry. It was a day of celebration, self-appreciation, and love for all models and body types as they strutted their stuff down the runway!