Have you ever crossed paths with a human who emits something different, and interesting that you kind of want to talk to them? That person is Pepa. Last year I went along to a portrait session with Rose Jane Photo. Our subject Pepa Knight, is pretty freaking talented and although we weren't in his presence for very long, the short hours we did spend with him he radiated such kindness, and happiness, and made us feel at home.
Pepa is humble, intriguing, and can play a variety of instruments (some instruments that I have never seen or heard in my life) which blows my mind. Anyone who is musically talented is amazing as I am pretty sure I am the only Maori walking this planet that can not sing. Yes friends, you think I'm singing happy birthday to you I'm not, I'm lip syncing. HA!
As the shoot progressed Pepa's wife joined us outside, and the portrait quickly turned into a little family slash maternity session. Gina Knight is beautiful, and equally as intriguing as Pepa and you automatically could feel the connection between the couple.
I wanted to thank Pepa + Gina for welcoming me into their lives for an afternoon, and people reading this please go on and have a listen at Pepa's work here, and support local artist.
For the full set of images head here.