by Dave Plotkin
Making covers for Orlando Weekly is easy when you have a talented photographer taking shots of an ice cream party of one. Marla Hernandez was behind the camera.
Lily Minks, thanks for agreeing to appear on our summer guide cover. We're looking for deep sadness over your ice cream cone melting.
In reality, Lily was trying out different faces with photographer Marla Hernandez and her mom, Michelle Minks. They made an ice cream mess at Stardust Coffee. Lily and Marla really nailed it.
Thank you to Lily Minks and her parents for their support and help. Thank you to Stardust for being Stardust. Thank you to Marla Hernandez for being an awesome photographer. Marla's bio is below. Friend her, follow her, hire her! She made making this cover easy.
MARLA HERNANDEZ Marla Hernandez grew up in the suburbs of Ft. Lauderdale and spent much of her young life in the Atlantic ocean. She began her education with an interest in marine biology but could not deny her creative roots and interest in photography. She found herself a resident of Orlando in late summer of 2008 to continue her BFA Art degree. Since graduating from UCF a year ago, Marla has focused on gaining experience in the fields of commercial and fine art photography. She plans to relocate to New York City and establish a career in the arts.