Photographer Ian Logan
Over the holidays I used my time off to continue to work on a personal project I have been doing for the past year with photographer Ian Logan. A series of images we are calling “Walking Through the South”. This time we concentrated on Alabama and found some really great locations during this adventure.
All images were shot with an iphone 5s as it was easy to carry, & we could upload to instagram from just about anywhere we were throughout the day and we didn’t have to stop to do it. I posted multiple images daily via my instagram account (@sportsstylist) so people could get a sense of where I was, and what I was seeing /experiencing. Using the hashtag #walkingthroughthesouth we noticed that during this time we gained quite a few social media followers daily – perhaps due to the fact that we were posting images throughout the day that were appealing to a diverse cross section of people – creatives, travel, adventure, and fashion.
I think the best thing about this project was meeting people along the way and when they heard what we were doing, being invited into places the average person would not have been. Like stumbling upon a warehouse in Mobile, Alabama early one Saturday morning and seeing what I thought was a ship inside of it. It turned out to be Mardi Gras floats – which are kept secret until a week before the parade. After chatting the guys up and discussing the project, we were invited inside and allowed to photograph the floats with me walking by and I got to climb up in them and see what it’s really like from above.
I have been asked what the biggest challenge was working on this – the rain we had almost every day made it difficult at times for both Ian and I to get the shots we envisioned, but in the end the dramatic sky sometimes added an even better effect than what we had imagined. Having to bundle up from the cold daily while trying to look fashionable for photos was different for a southern California girl like me. But the biggest challenge for me was packing all the looks to fit into one suitcase – as a stylist I spent days editing my wardrobe before we left and still wished I could have brought more! xx