The COLLECTIV | Checking in with Jessica Cruz

I first sat down with Tampa Bay photographer, Jessica Cruz in 2013. I met with her at a Tampa area tea lounge and we conversed about her life as a budding photographer, her styles of photography, and so much more. Need to catch up? Dive into our first interview here. After nearly five years, things […]


The first time I was introduced to the work of Jessica Cruz, I believe I may have stopped breathing for a second. It’s a collection of nude photographs that she’d captured using the shadows cast by natural lighting through a window. It’s pure perfection!! Soon after, I started my quest for an opportunity to speak […]


I am a visual person. Almost daily I try to find a dynamic image to inspire my stylish thoughts. Well imagine my surprise when I started finding what I thought were groovy oil paintings. Wow, I had no idea that there were so many talented painters out there. How can I find these Marvelous Michael […]

The Director’s Cut

Every photographer needs a muse; a source of inspiration to bring their vision to life. Developing film is likely the most intimate role in the process. With all of the amazing photo shoots we’ve seen from the likes of Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman, and Karolina Kurkova, we often wonder what beauty is left on the […]

Ambition is the New Black

“When it’s been out of sight and out of mind For such a long time, that’s how one forgets So I reached in the back of my closet And pulled it out and tried it on and it still fits…” -Dressed Up in Love, Jennifer Hudson Do you remember your dreams when you were a […]