I had the pleasure of reconnecting with an old friend from high school, Nick Palacios, who has blossomed into an extremely talented and driven man. Nick, a professional stylist who works between Seattle and New York, was briefly back home in Seattle pursuing the launch of his new business, NP Styling and asked me to join him on a shoot early spring 2009. The shoot took place at two locations that Nick had scouted out. The first spot was downtown at the Ace Hotel (www.acehotel.com/seattle), The organically bohemian boutique hotel, built in one of Seattle’s historic buildings in Belltown, served as the perfect minimalistic milieu for Nick’s vision. After half a day’s work we packed up and caravanned it to the next destination, the Januik winery in Woodinville. (http://www.januikwinery.com) The second half of the day was spent amidst the contrasting cement architectural angles that made up the grounds surrounding the winery, including a sleek trough fire pit, as well as the alluring aroma of wine that lingered every room we walked through.
Another treat were the talent I got to work with that included the photographer, Dave Scheibel (http://www.markdavidstudios.com), and the models. Although I didn’t know them at the time, I went to high school with the two female models, Mallory Alberts and Angel Abrigo!
Make sure you check out Nick’s website! http://www.npstyling.com/