Photographer Jacks DeGi debuts on C-Heads with a lovely series starring Micaela Volbrecht of State Management.
“A little while ago I got the chance to shoot with Micaela Volbrecht, a model from State Management in New York City. At first it was merely a test shoot and we had about a two hour drive to our location, Greenport. Greenport is essentially what it sounds like, a seaside village by one of the smaller ports leading out into the small river of Peconic. This was my first time ever meeting Micaela in person, so we really got to know each other through the car ride. Alongside being a model, she is a personal trainer and a lover of nature and plants, she is somewhat spiritual and leads into the side of not typically caring about someone’s astrological sign. She was a very inspiring person to talk to and get to know along the trip. The wind was a bit stronger than we expected, even though being near a port makes it very windy in general, but if I were to jump in the air the wind could almost literally push me back. We made it work however and created some incredible photos, using 3 outfits in Greenport’s port’s and the tiny beach we saw on the way in. The wind gave Micaela’s hair this ragged “surfer” look and complimented the outfits really beautifully.
For this shoot, I was inspired by Greenport’s setting itself, and even more so when actually arriving there. Greenport invokes this feeling of being on a vacation to a foreign spiaggia in Positano, it has that magical beach port feel. Even though it was overcast, I created this story of Micaela being on a vacation for a day. Getting away from work, and spontaneously travelling to somewhere unknown to her. Ending up in a beautiful portside town and settling down for the day in a little nook away from her busy life. Learning about herself and getting engrossed in the beauty of Greenport. My eyes kept being drawn to that foreign feeling of adventure, whether you’re in Amalfi or somewhere in the South of France. Whether you’re in Los Angeles, or the bustling streets of New York, anywhere is a place to get away and have an amazing adventure, showing that it’s ok to want to take a breather and enjoy life’s mysteries about the and discover yourself.”
Photographer: Jacks DeGi – @jacksdegi
Model: Micaela Volbrecht – @micaelavolbrecht
Agency: State Management – @statemgmt