It’s safe to say I have become a super fan of my friend Monty Montgomery’s artwork. Working with him as a featured artist for last year’s Bloom Bash event, we quickly bonded over our love of color, form, geometry and our artistic view of the world. When I heard his plans to move his main studio to Brooklyn I was a more than a little sad to not have him belong to San Diego anymore, however I know he will be back a bunch for local projects. For his last large scale project while based here in San Diego before, he was commissioned by the Porto Vista Hotel to install two 13′ triangle works in an atrium that features a brightly painted metal support beam structure. The two triangles face one another as if they are supposed to be mirror images but act more as “non-identical twins” with many of their own unique nuances as Monty states. The play between these two punchy prism works and the large industrial elements is brilliant and inspired me to do a shoot just 2 days after the work was completed. I just HAD to be the first to shoot there. This gave me the chance to once again match my friends exuberant work and also break out the custom heels he made me for Bloom Bash. I really doubt it will be the last!
My extremely talented friend Bronson and I had so much fun shooting these pieces at Porto Vista and had some fun in other locations around this urban hotel; including a totally fabulous disco light elevator and the piece on their rooftop by another impressive artist friend of mine Sarah Stieber. I’m so happy with the outcome of this shoot and that I got to pay homage to Monty. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Featured Art: Geo #113 and #114 by Monty Montgomery
Photography: Bronson of Bauman Photographers
Venue: Porto Vista Hotel
Dress: Milly Spacedye Rainbow Stripe Dress
Belt: Vintage 80’s from ebay
Heels: Custom painted by Monty Montgomery