My jaw dropped when I saw this in my reader. Jenny didn’t hesitate because moments after I emailed, the images were in my inbox. What’s even better is how this post actually doubles with music connections! You see, the talent behind the lens is ALSO a musician! The ever-awesome Jenny Jimenez had this to say about Carly (who is in The Catch and is also in U.S.E.) and Eric’s fiercely awesome session:
Carly is responsible for unleashing the inner Jenny around a decade ago. When her band needed a bassist she said she’d wait until I learned how to play one. She was the first to dye my locks blonde and helped me grow out one of the most horrendous haircuts in history (see my driver’s license for evidence). When I had all but stopped taking photos eight years ago out of frustration, she took me aside and gave me the words of encouragement and support I sorely needed to pick up my camera again. We’ve driven across the country and back, sharing dreams, fears, clothes and deodorant. She’s one of those friends that no matter how long it’s been since you’ve spoken, you can easily pick up where you left off without apology. She now lives in NYC (giving the best hairjobs in Manhattan at Seagull!) with her boyfriend Eric who is quite a fashionisto, serving as District Manager for H&M. We met up for drinks on a recent trip to NY and they let me follow them with camera around midtown & the upper west side.
Photos: Jenny Jimenez