Me. Minnie Mouse
By Thomas H.P. Jerusalem
The old church's clock tower stroke 7 and the shadows were fully eaten by the trees in the small forest by now. The remaining sunrays didn't even bother to hit the ground anymore when the little girl was trying to find her way out of the woods. She likes that place and it has been her playground on so many days. It was her little world. Here she had all her friends. She knew all of them by their names, even the ones that could fly or only appeared once in a while. And she knew all the trees. People said her friends were imaginary, but she didn't care what they said. She knew better. And she knew she could trust them. Every single one of them. These were real friends, not like the ones she was dealing with in 'the other world'. She was late today. One of her friends showed her how to fly and this made the time go by fast. She was never that late and she was concerned that the door to the other world may already be locked. It was getting a bit dark around her and her head hurts from hitting the ground. Some of the trees were asking who she was and what she was doing here. Why don't they know me? It's Me. Minnie Mouse.
Model: Lily Saloga
Make-Up and Hair: Julie Saloga
Photographer: Thomas H P Jerusalem (Jerry), A-MOMENT-IN-TIME.COM Photography
Thomas H.P. Jerusalem (AKA Jerry) is a German photographer living and working in Chicago, Naperville and St Charles, IL.
Thomas H.P. Jerusalem is specialized in fashion and conceptual photography. His work has been published on numerous occasions in international magazines, both online and print, and several photographs have won awards. He is listed in the ONE LIFE 2012 Catalog and has a portfolio at Italian VOGUE/PhotoVogue and Art+Commerce/VOGUE NYC. His clients include, ad agencies, magazines, model agencies, publishing companies, designers and realtors.
Jerry combines his background with his photography and style, creating vintage and surrealistic portraits of models in conceptual environments. His work includes dark romantic, edgy and vintage space-age photography. Growing up during the Cold War in West Germany and reading his dad's over-sized NY Photo Academy books from the sixties influenced his style. Since he didn't speak English back then, the descriptive words to the pictures didn't make too much sense, so he focused on the images instead. Images that are still blurry somewhere in his mind and that he now uses for inspirations of his work. Jerry started with Street Photography and Photojournalism, both very strong and expressive ways of photography. The passion and perfection that Jerry has for photography reflects in every image.
Thomas H.P. Jerusalem Photography Inc. / A-MOMENT-IN-TIME.COM Photography
Lily Saloga is a 10-year-old girl from Batavia Illinois. Lily has been modeling for less than one year and has been published on the "Vogue Italia" website has been in "VintEDGE" magazine and also "Just 4 you Kids" magazine. She walked in her first runway show just this past May and had a great time! Besides modeling Lily enjoys spending her time with her competitive cheerleading group! If Lily is not modeling or cheering you can find her at the local horse farm where she rides her horse named Tess. Lily is a fun loving active little girl that has a bright future ahead of her!