Mia Z at the Westmoreland Museum for Whirl Magazine

March 13, 2017

I've recently began working with young up and coming singer, Mia Z for several photo shoots. Mia's voice graced the TV show The Voice when she was just at the age of 15. These days Mia resides in her hometown in Westmoreland County, and is busy working on original projects with a number of different people.  She writes and performs with her mom, Lorey Zanotti, as well as currently is writing and co-producing a project with musician Bill Stankay. 

One of the recent shoots we've had the pleasure to partner on was for a spread in Whirl Magazine, highlighting three local businesses and boutiques in the area. Katwalk, Pure Barre, and Bare It Boutique. The Greensburg Community Development Corporation organized the photo shoot and intern, Victoria Draovitch, put together a several page spread for Whirl magazine's March issue.  Hair and makeup artist, Jacki Demario, who I work with often was also part of the shoot to help make Mia look fabulous.

It was so exciting working with the unbelievable artwork in the exhibit, Opposites Attract featuring the artists of Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos. Not only was it inspiring to me to visually, but it also could not have been better backdrops to the shots. The dimensional pieces of art added drama and texture with breathtaking lines and architecture. Speaking of... We used the interior of the museum's architecture to our advantage throughout the shoot. The museum had a major renovation in the past few years (you can check out some of my commercial shoot of the interior and exterior of the museum mixed into the commercial gallery).

At the bottom of this blog you'll see links to the credits of everyone involved! If you enjoy this post, be sure to follow the boutiques and artists! 

To see the online version of the spread, check it out here! http://whirlmagazine.com/explore-greensburg-works-of-art/

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2016 Feature in Pittsburgh Magazine - "In Memory: How these Brides Honored Late Loved Ones"
2016 Feature in Pittsburgh Magazine - "Finding Sunshine"
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A sample of the spread in the print magazine

 

Below is a summary from the entire shoot, including images that were not used in Whirl! 

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Kathleen Mulcahy, artist www.kathleenmulcahy.com/ 

Syl Damianos, artist  www.facebook.com/syl.damianos 

Katwalk INSTAGRAM: @katwalkllc

Pure Barre INSTAGRAM: @purebarremurrysville

Mia Z INSTAGRAM: @miazanotti

Bare it Boutique INSTAGRAM: @bare_it_boutique

Jacki DeMario   INSTAGRAM: @jackidemario 

The Westmoreland Museum- INSTAGRAM: @westmorelandmuseum

Greensburg Community Development Corporation- INSTAGRAM: @thinkgreensburg

 GCDC Intern: Victoria Draovitch