Lens Culture reached out on instagram to tell me about an emerging talent competition they were holding and I bit. I had 5 hours to throw together a series. Not something I should probably admit to having done so hastily, but sometimes the best results come when you crank up the pressure on yourself. I hope something good comes of this. I haven’t looked at these photos in 9 months, though I remember being really into the process of documenting the night, and then seeing the outcome during the “first pass” of editing.