Joseph N. Tran


This was a fun project I cooked up. I wanted to attempt several takes on various iconic looks and personas throughout the past decades. I would have to start with a certain era, and I would have to choose a couple of really famous icons as my inspirations. 

From there I knew I would have to find a model, or models, to fulfill my vision. After taking some time to think things over, I knew I wanted to do the project with just one model, and take her along throughout the various decades of the project. Perhaps down the road I could expand it, create more chapters to add to this project. It was challenging choosing the specific model that would fit all the decades and icons of those decades. 

In the end, I knew Lauren would be perfect for my project. I’ve known Lauren for quite some time and she is such a timeless, classic beauty, which I could see working out really well for my vision. Aside from that, she’s such a sweetheart, and we just have great chemistry together. It is always a joy to work with her. The decision was a no brainer. My makeup and hair team are top notch, and I knew they would be excited to be a part of this creative project.

We got to work when all of our schedules lined up, and made a promise to try to do one session a month. It helped that Lauren also lived really close to me, which made scheduling a lot easier. We managed to go through the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s before our schedules filled up, making it difficult to come back to the project consistently. Someday I hope to return and continue where I left off, as it was a very inspirational project, and just a whole lot of fun.

Shots of Lauren during the process.

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