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Smoke on the Water

How Music Inspired Fashion and Photography for a Local Artist

Article by Lydia Kaye Clothey

Photography by Jeri Ann Beckworth

Originally published in Evans City Lifestyle

Local creative Jeri Ann Beckworth is known for many things: her generous heart, her success in raising more than $60,000 in 2019's Woman of the Year campaign, and her work as a photographer. Her most recent project, Smoke on the Water, has a siren-like quality, inspired by the edgy Deep Purple classic. What began as a thought became a collaboration of many, including Brandy Gibson of Tiffinnie Bleu Bridal Boutique (who donated a wedding gown) and her husband, Corey Beckworth.

When asked about her creative journey, Jeri Ann shares, "Much of what I create begins with the music I hear. I relate to it, see by it. It inspires the work I continue working on behind the scenes."

Jeri Ann had a distinct vision and worked with a close circle to create what she saw. "It's thrilling to join so many different elements—fashion, makeup, lighting and even the dynamic of nature—to create what began as a simple lyric."

Her use of a dramatic smokey eye (by the talented Mickey Busch) and the wispy elegance of a wedding gown gives a soft yet daring voice to her interpretation of the well-known lyric, and we couldn't be more mesmerized.

Dress: Tiffinie Bleu Bridal Boutique

Makeup: Mickey Busch

Model: Lauren McDaniel