Wednesday, September 14, 2011

one of the coolest, most talented kids i know, for sure!

A couple of months ago, my friend Forrest Wright asked me to do a photo shoot of him.  I was thrilled, because I am pretty sure that the shoot was originally my idea.  You see, I am the self-proclaimed Number One Fan of Forrest Wright.  For real.  This kid is legit.  I honestly don't know if I have ever believed in anyone's talent and ability to succeed as much as I do his.  Maybe it sounds like I am gushing, but hey, I am his Number One Fan. 

When I arrived at his house, Forrest had neat piles of clothing and accessories laid out for me to choose from for the shoot.  I was super excited, because I love it when I get to play stylist on my own shoots.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that this kid is a thrift store shopper like me, and had some great pieces to choose from.

We chose the wardrobe, grabbed his guitar and long board, and headed out to some random locations I had previously scouted out. 

The light in parking garages is almost always fantastic...








Next we headed over to shoot in front of this old laundromat that I had been wanting to shoot by for forever...




Seriously less than one week after we shot there, this laundromat was completely bulldozed.  So glad we got these shots there first.  And I'm sad it's gone.




You are the real deal, and I am so glad that we are friends and that you let me take pictures of you. :)  Please don't forget me when you are a celebrity.  I believe in you!


ps Check out Forrest covering Amos Lee's song Sweet Pea...

And more of videos of his music can be found on his Facebook page here.

Oh!  And here is the cutest video ever!!!!!!!


  1. WOW, Abi. LOVE his music. Is he recording anywhere? We gotta get this boy in a studio, for real! Thanks for introducing us to him.

    Oh, and the pics are great...I agree with you about the laundry mat. Like the pic where he's wearing glasses.

    Gonna like his Fan Page and introduce him to a friend who's making music/acting in Hollywood.

  2. steve, i keep begging him to record an album, just for me if no one else! although i tell him that i KNOW other people will buy it, too! i mean, it's not just me, right?? he's good!

  3. WHOOOO BOSQUE! This dude is my best bud in this world at the moment and I miss him dearly. And I must say, you made him look good Abi! (Much better than he actually looks).

    Your photos are amazing and thanks for shouting out my boy.

  4. Oh my goodness, that last video is to die for! So so precious and Forrest is soooo talented!! He is going to do something someday, I know it! Awesome awesome photos Abi Ruth, you (and Forrest) rock!


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