Raina and Lauri are now officially my two favourite witches. I was lucky to work with them to create a Halloween shoot and I think we nailed it!
Fractured Fairytales - Cinderella
This shoot presented a lot of challenges, admittedly. I had gotten a picture in my head of a crazy girl in an asylum rubbing dead rats all over her dirty nightgown and spinning around like she was Cinderella - hence, how this Fractured Fairytales series was born. As I progressed through the shoot it suddenly dawned on me that I really had no idea how the hell I was going to convey the concept without having to explain it. I finally came up with layering in her imaginary world fading away as she interacts with her real world. I love the colors, I love Miss Payton's expression, I love everything about this shoot and I can't wait for the next set.
During a trip I had taken to Montreal, QC in the summer of 2015 I stopped at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery there and was completely blown away at the beauty of it. Large statues, crypts, beautiful trees and gardens...I could go on about it for days (and have to all my family and friends, I promise.)
I called my beautiful little model Edyn and asked if she'd be interested in being in the series and thankfully she agreed. Her mother put her in a beautiful dress and helped me get the poses I needed her in.
I love how these turn out and I'm definitely wanting to add more to the series soon.
Using stock from my trip to Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, I asked little Miss Farrah if she'd play my gatekeeper, leading lost souls home. I love how magical it looks.
With every shoot this one stuns me.
There's a metaphor for vanity in here somewhere.
A Facebook message out of nowhere asking Anna if she was up for making a dress out of blood somehow translated into millions of views and probably the craziest three weeks of our lives.
I'm not sure what else to say about it that hasn't been said over and over again, but I will say that even if this is the greatest piece I ever put out, I'm happy and I'm thankful I was able to do a bunch of cool things I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.