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 continue to look back on and love. I can never quite put my finger on it though. I'm sure there isn't just one simple explanation, but having Valya as a model definitely helped. I had been wanting to work with her for a while and I got my chance when I went down to NYC when I was living in Albany. This trip helped me understand the direction of my photography 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 too. 

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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