Oh my gosh! I've been excited about this set for months and had to hold out just to build my own anticipation but it's here! Every now and then I meet someone in the street art scene that I really want to take portraits of and there's this cool crossover of worlds because here is someone that I've photographed the art of but then I get to peel back a layer and delve in to what else I can see. I first became of aware of Cecilia Romero in the alleys of Melrose, widely known by Los Angeles street art and graffiti fans for their blocks of art behind the otherwise bustling commerce of one of Los Angeles' most popular shopping areas. I was a fan immediately of Cecilia's color palette which is just so happy and joyful, must like the woman behind the art. From time to time I would see Cecilia's work pop up again in places like Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park, and all over the east side.
Somewhere down the line Cecilia and I linked up on social media and I saw that she was a total babe and I knew I just had to photograph her. So I contacted her about potentially shooting together and received the ultimate prize for my efforts. Not only was Cecilia stoked to shoot together, she also revealed to me that she has an identical twin named Beah and asked if I could photograph them together. I was blown away. I have a particular place in my heart for twins not only for the obvious visual, but because I'm a twin. I'm not an identical twin, but I know the feeling of having a sibling that is your age and going through all the same shit you're going through.
Unfortunately for me, my twin and I went in very different directions as he is a lawyer living in West Palm Beach, Florida (and about to get married) because I see from the Romero Twins the potential of twin power. Not only does Beah help Cecilia paint her murals, but they are also in a kickass band together called Flames of Durga. The three of us got together and had one of the most fun shoots I can remember. The energy of these girls is unreal and you immediately feel how wonderful they are, something that I think definitely translates to the photos.
Click the photo below for some twinning action with Cecilia and Beah Romero and scroll further down to listen to their band Flames of Durga while you do it