I had the opportunity to photograph five female musicians who are based here in Athens for Urban Outfitter's blog. You can see the full post here, including interviews by Mercedes Bleth. These talented women are, respectively, Ruby Kendrick, Thayer Sarrano, Erin Notarthomas, Kristine Leschper, and Erin Lovett. Urban is opening a store in town, and is also a sponsor of the Slingshot Festival, which is happening right now. I had an amazing experience working with each of these women. They were welcoming, kind, intelligent, I could go on... but I realized (again) how much I enjoy photographing artists and musicians in their spaces. It's some of my favorite work. I am also thankful that these women allowed me to photograph them. It's an intimate thing, I think, to give another person permission to take your picture. The process of making a portrait can bring up insecurities, fears, but also courage, and vulnerability. It is a process that involves trust, and I am humbled that people trust me enough to give me space in their lives this way. It's an honor and a privilege. So -- thank you, ladies, for letting me be part of this, and also to Urban Outfitters, for supporting these musicians and bringing me on board to be part of the project.