When I was a freshman in high school I recall the early stages of the popularity of digital cameras. I refer to that time as the dark ages. I was confused and fearful. I remember thinking that 1 hr photo development would soon be a thing of the past. I was up to a roll of film a week, marveling at the fact that with a check of a square I could get my color pictures also in black and white. Duplicates, glossy, matte- options that made me a very happy preteen. I fought digital for a good while. In short I was not amused. I grew up and I got over it. I have grown to appreciate digital photography, and most importantly, I learned that film photography was not just what was available all my life, it is a pure art form (even though I thought the sky was falling when I learned of digital photography), there was and is and will always be a very strong community of film photographers that keep this art alive. Film will never be obsolete thanks to these amazing artists. I had the privileged of styling a photo shoot for 2/3 of the founders of Snap It| See It, Francisco Chavira (Flickr) and Justin Molina (Flickr). To say they inspire me is an understatement. They have the gift of bringing insane richness, heart+soul to their pictures its unreal. Both guys have been featured on The Impossible Project blog and gallery space in NYC for their skillful use of instant film. One look they shot for our collaboration was The Heiress Dress (buy here). Makeup and styling done by me. Take a look, take a breath and enjoy the beauty.