For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to bring to life these beautiful, surreal images. I never expected how much work would go into this sort of work. And now, I understand that art is not only in the end product but through this creative process.
Makeup & Hair by: Kamao Vang Model: Chi
I built this floral surrounding in pieces because I had to carry everything into an upstairs studio space. I think I lugged up 3 bags and then spent an hour putting it all together. I appreciate this creative process because it disciplined me to be decisive as well. Everything that would exist in the final image had a reason to be there.
This image is inspired by the works of artist, Kirsty Mitchell. Her work has a haunting beauty that recaptures the magic of fairytales for me. There is a great despair in her photographs that I feel akin to and yet is contradicted by all its vibrant colors.
Here are a few different shots.
Thanks Chi & Kamao!