We first featured Dejah Greene's work on the A Creative DC Instagram account back in March – her African American Apparel series struck us as something we should be keeping an eye on, and we've loved watching her output since by way of her Insta (@greeneuphorias) ever since. Her most recent series, shot with model Steven Young, made its way into the #aCreativeDC feed last week – too good not to share.
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name/age Dejah Greene, 22
What inspired this photo set?
I have been working on my mock African American Apparel Ads for awhile and I loved the feedback I was getting from people, especially within the DMV. I was finding similar blogs and people who had the same idea and Steven and I ended up talking on Instagram about collaborating. He's a model and I was really into his work so I had a great feeling about what we could create. I like to think of D.C. as a second home (I live in MD) since I have family here and work here. There's so much beauty and detail in this city that I've seen growing up that it's only right I express what I see with my photos.
Had you and Steven collaborated before?
Nope, this was our first time meeting and collaborating. He's an amazing muse! We shot everything in one day around Gallery Place, U Street and Malcolm X Park. So we got an awesome workout. :)
What inspires you?
The emotions of others inspire me the most. I consider myself a fly on the wall most of the time and I like to observe people and how they react to their surroundings and society as a whole. I'm inspired by what good people do and what bad people do and sometimes I get caught in putting my feet in someone else's shoes.