In this Blog simply titled "I Am", you will get to see and hear from some of the unique the people I work with as a Photographer/Director and Filmmaker. Every person has a unique story that may surprise you. The intention is to elevate ourselves through communication and to realize that people are more alike than different. I have learned that the more we share, the more we think. This provokes conversations, empathy and connects us all. Here is a spoiler...we all have more in common than we don't. So don't be surprised if you find yourself relating to these people. One Love.
Chantelle Smook is a Dancer, model and all around a genuine pleasure to be around. I don't know if it's me, but I seem to get along quite well with almost everyone I shoot. I never really thought about it until I worked with Chantelle. I hear stories from photographer about "Nightmare clients" etc but to this day after over 11 years I have never had one, yet.... But I think my studio, which is a very "zen" space provides a "time out" from regular life. I always do a magic trick or two for clients and we talk before we shoot. I think this is so important and just wanted to mention it. I don't feel like I have any clients, just new friends.
Ok...now meet Chantelle.