When I first met Ariella a few years ago, two things stood out to me: her kind and gentle manner and her wild, untamed hair. I distinctly remember being desperately envious of her full head of curls. Earlier this year she shaved it all off.
I watched a video of her singing in an empty room, unaccompanied by her hair and while she’s always been beautiful, there was something about seeing her without seeing her hair first, that really resonated with me. Her features are strong and unique, much like her as an individual, and by the time the video was over, I knew that I needed to photograph her.
Thank you Ariella for allowing me to document this time in your life.