Once in awhile we need to step away from boys/men/one-night stands and take time to do things we love. Strike that...we should ALWAYS be doing the things we LOVE. Better. For the past year my good friend Diana Corpus, owner and designer of Diana Corpus Jewelry, has been wanting me to get in front of the camera to do a shoot with her beautiful pieces. After caving in, because what kind of gay guy would I be to say no to a photo shoot, I teamed up with Terry Hastings, a Palm Springs local photographer, to bring to life the vision in Diana's head.
Diana Corpus is an independent designer originally from San Diego. She grew up reading fashion magazines and developed a love for creativity through fashion. When the designer moved from San Diego, her heart was set on making her dream as a designer come true. She currently resides in LA County.
Diana Corpus Jewelry is made of vintage and antique findings, hardware with a costume aesthetic flare with a funky edge.
Terry has collaborated with the famous BeBe Zahara Benet to create the multi-faceted fashion book "Bella Donna." In September of 2009, Terry moved to the desert city of Palm Springs, California. This amazingly picturesque landscape inspired Terry to try many exciting ideas under the umbrella title "Paradise: Lost & Found" How One Man's Wasteland Is Another Man's Oasis.
One series of photos "Theoretical Potential" shows the desert wind as having the power to destroy or create, to kill or to energize. There is also an underlying message of man's need to develop renewable resources like wind and solar power both quite abundant in the desert.
To find out more about my amazing friends check out their websites.