Green photographer Courtney Dailey served as the official lenser for the recent Project Green Search green modeling competition, and made these stunning portraits of the ten finalists. Click through to learn more about Dailey's approach and to see her gorgeous photo of competition winner Rachel Avalon. Then read our complete interview with Courtney Dailey.
"The fashion industry is progressively working with more sustainable fabrics and making clothing more responsibly; modeling, however, is still about using product lines that are not conducive to overall health and well being," Dailey told The Daily Green. "We are still at the point where people often ask, 'what makes something eco-friendly in the fashion world?' A small group of socially responsible models and actresses are stepping forward to help the masses understand eco-fashion and why using sustainable materials is so important for the Earth," explained Dailey.
"The concept behind Project Green Search was to find the next face of the sustainable fashion movement," adds Dailey.
Juliana Tran worked for an NGO in Brazil and got her degree in environmental studies.
Ariel Clay is a working model who is dedicated to green issues.
Vanessa Meier is a geologist who specializes in ocean protection. She is also a longtime vegan.
Erika Schmid just finished her BA in Environmental Management and used to work as an environmental canvasser.
Leilani Munter aims to be the world's first green racecar driver.
Rachael Joy founded ecopop TV and has hosted several online shows.