the summer exploration started when eduardo lucero,
the los angeles based celebrity red carpet mainstay designer,
asked me to come see his runway show at a museum gala,
and then collaborate on a project inspired by the clothing.
this led to a short based on the concept of a female matador,
a whirlwind of filming in an empty storefront on melrose place,
actresses and models and topless moments,
and a bunch of new friends.
it also led to photographing eduardo's work,
which is exquisitely hand detailed,
with amazing silhouettes.
the man even does a mean hat: