Local stylist Victor Bracero, and photographer Sara Renee, are partnering together to style and photograph certain Cleveland residents.
“We want to photograph Cleveland’s iconic faces, the people who make our sandwiches, deliver our mail, business owners, and the local heroes who have helped build and shape the Cleveland we love. This is a way for us to say thank you to the community for making it possible to live our dreams as small business owners,” said Sara Renee.
Officer Evie West is excited to be part of this project. She said, “What an honor to be asked to represent the beautiful city of Cleveland, Tn. When I moved here in 1996 to attend Lee College, I didn’t know that I would permanently call Cleveland my home. However, not only am I a citizen of this great community, I also have the privilege to serve the residents and visitors as a public servant. I look forward to the opportunity of working with Sara Renee and Victor, highlighting their skills as professionals, and
their vision to honor Cleveland, the City with Spirit.”
Victor Bracero, originally from New York, has been styling and coloring hair in Cleveland for 10 years. His wife works in the Cleveland city school system and their three children are all involved in the schools and local community. Sara Renee, who spent her childhood traveling the world, has been in Cleveland a total of nine years. She recently married the love of her life, and plans to live in Cleveland for the foreseeable future.
“Our goal with this project is to photograph people in Cleveland that we look up to and respect. Depending on how this goes, we’re considering having a public photoshoot project in the future, where we’ll have an all-day event; taking appointments for people to come in to be styled and photographed. We also hope to release the photos from this project and even have them on display at local businesses.”