[FEBRUARY 2017] My biggest inspirations are the people in my local Houston environment. The first to come to mind is Kam Franklin, the powerhouse lead singer of the Suffers, a gulf coast soul band from Houston. Her singing ability is matched by a strong personality and experimental sense of style, making her the perfect muse for me. I kept having this vision of her draped in rich materials and jewels much like Louis XIV. This shoot is a story of Houston creative collaboration one short morning during the Super Bowl week festivities. To me, Kam is the contemporary vision of rockstar royalty in a world where women reign.