A few new images from a shoot I did awhile ago for a Brazilian jewelry company, Amor da Terra – which means â€œLove of the Earthâ€ in Portuguese. The jewelry has an organic, tribal sensibility to it (as it should, given the name). To compliment it, I looked to the body paintings of the tribes along the Omo Valley in Ethiopia for inspiration. Somehow putting Amorâ€™s tribal jewelry on the human form transformed into tribal art if you will made all the sense in the world. To further play off the jewelryâ€™s tribal sensibility, we built a black north-light tenting (as inspired by Irving Pennâ€™s method of photographing indigenous tribes), and I photographed our model, Priscilla Miranda, emerging out of the black into the sun. No lights were used other than Godâ€™s light. Anyway, for what itâ€™s worth, this was the mad thinking that informed the imagery.