Valya at Hotel Chelsea

These photos were taken back in 2011 of Valya at Hotel Chelsea in NY. 

This was one of those shoots that had something about it that I love, but can't put my finger on. I'm sure there isn't just one simple explanation as to why, but working with Valya is definitely one of the reasons. I had been wanting to work with her for a while and I got my chance when I visited NYC. Working with her helped me understand my work more as well give me a better comprehension of the diversity of models out there. It's hard not to be a little enamored by that city as well. 

All the photos are slides shot on 35mm or medium format. 

I don't think Valya has modeled for a while, so I'm not sure where more of her work can be found.

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