2009 - 2011
Victorian Village, New Jersey
There is a unique village in New Jersey where real lives were lived from the 1700's to early 1900's and their homes, stores and blacksmith shops are slowly being lost to time. The buildings range from 1700 log cabins, early 1800 hotels, taverns and shops to late 1800 Victorian mansions. For over 3 years I set my mission to artistically document this living history museum before it disappeared. It involved over 15 shoots working with 10 models capturing the architecture and the ruin with models in period costume from 1800's to 1900s and art nudes. My vision was the models depicting either living residents captured in their time, or as ghosts returning to long for their former lives as well as nudes to artistically capture the abandoned deterioration. From over 2000 finished images, I selected 100 images to share here to represent the breadth of the village, its beauty and decline, and the various talents of the models who brought my artistic vision to life. Eventually, I would like to create a coffee table book. To see even more images from this adventure, check out the related posts on the Blog page, selecting the Tag "Victorian" at the top of the Blog page.