Minni Jo - Black No. 1

Wow!  Can I just say that I never meant to disappear for a month?  Those who have been following my Instagram know that it hasn't exactly been radio silence from me but I realized early on in my 25 day excursion to Miami for Art Basel that attempting to create new posts here was going to be almost impossible, but I'm back and the pay off is plenty of amazing new content coming to Kungfubreakfast.com.  I won't get very deep in to telling you the tales of Miami since I'd like to save that for my Art Basel 2015 post, but I will see that in 25 days with Angelina Christina she created two new murals with Fanakapan as well as contributing to two group walls alongside some very talented artists, I took a ton of amazing photos including the aforementioned murals, an array of progress photos, street portraits, my first set with Kat Korpse, and my bond with Angelina only grew stronger.  She is truly an exceptional woman and this was a life altering trip.

Somehow threw rebirth I find myself turning my attention to the first Kung Fu Babe I blogged about here on the site, Minni Jo.  One of the great things about shooting with Minni is that I always seem to find myself pushing my craft and entering new situations.  This set is no exception and yet the way it came together was almost completely happenstance.  I was being supported for sometime on Instagram by a rad apparel company named Vera's Eye Candy, run by the talented Veronica Munoz.  Veronica had been digging my work going back to the purely street art photography days so when I started shooting babes she took notice.  It wasn't too long before we touched base and decided to photograph together for Veronica's newly launched website.  Previously Veronica had done all of her business on Etsy but had grown to the point of needing her own site, meaning I would be the first photographer to grace her pages (a true honor).

It also so happens that Veronica was a long-time friend of Minni Jo.  Somehow in the mix Minni, Veronice and I all agreed separately that Minni be the model and these are the results.  To take this a step further, Veronice made Minni a Type O Negative dress as a thank you for working on this project.  Minni and I had recently bonded over our mutual love of Type O, which for me goes back to my High School days with my Goth friends.  I actually got to see Type O Negative play once in college during the Life Is Killing Me Tour with Lacuna Coil and even though Peter Steele had seen better days, he still put on a killer show, so this dress was special to me and I insisted we take at least a few photos in it.  As always Minni Jo did a fantastic job and you can be sure you'll see more work with Vera's Eye Candy in the future.

Click the photo below to see the entire morose set and scroll further down to listen to Type O Negative's "Black No. 1" while you look at the rad photos

Minni Jo - Black No. 1

Minni Jo - Black No. 1