"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis CarrollRead More
There was no fanfare for this shoot. No smoke, no lights, no makeup artist. Chimæric and I simply walked into the woods and let magic happen. Our original idea was to do the shoot in a local Salem cemetery, but the one we had selected for the shoot just happened to have closed early that day, so to the park we went. Fortunately for us, on this mid-April day, there was still plenty of emptiness and spook to be found.Read More
There are so many things that children do regularly that most adults just don't Children take ice skating lessons, dance like fools whether there's music or not, make art and are as proud of it as if they were the world's most skilled painters and sculptors.
They also build blanket forts.Read More
What is it about tea parties that is so engaging? We, as humans, just deeply love the idea of large tea pots, scones and clotted cream, putting jam on our pocket watches. But really, we are completely caught up with one tea party in particular. Well, at least I am.
And it’s all a bit mad.Read More
For as long as I can remember my dreams have always been filled with the bizarre, the mystical, and the extraordinary – and in my waking life I do everything I can to seek these things out. Maybe this is due to the fact that I was a 90s child who grew up watching Disney movies, or maybe it has more do to with that whenever the sun shines or the moon glows I feel a warm prickling on my skin as if I'm being watched, or maybe even that somewhere in my history the world was a wilder place than it is now...Read More
Most people have an idea about how mermaids should be. They've been informed by Disney on this fact. Mermaids ought to be sweet and love sparkly things. Mermaids are kind and will give up their voices and change one of the most important aspects about themselves to woo the sailor they love.
I think not.
In truth, merfolk are a bit more complicated, and a lot more vicious.Read More
Several months ago one of my dearest friends in the world was going through a miserable time. I won't go into details, because it's not my story to tell.
But in the midst of these incredibly trying times, she came to me and said.
"Joey, can you photograph me. I want to feel powerful."
And an idea was born.Read More
I've known Brett Kelley since 2013 when we met at RAW arts Boston showcase. The show itself was pretty much an utter fiasco, as was the organization, and the both of us joke that the best thing to come out of that nonsense was our meeting. Despite everything, it was totally worth it.
Brett is one of the best humans on this planet.Read More
I spent the first nine years of my life in the cornfields of mid-eastern and southern Illinois. The familiar sight of silos, cows, and freshly tilled fields continue to fill me with a type of aromatic nostalgia that makes me feel like I'm about to turn double digits.
It's a strange sort of magic, and I find myself at least twice each year making the excuse to ride back to the midwest by plane or train.
This time, I traveled by car.Read More
Love is a fickle, fragile thing…but when it sticks, when both people are all in, well, it’s a powerful thing. For the last few months, Arden, her love Phil, and I have been planning Dionysos. Originally, I had an idea in my head that Dionysos would have a love slave of the male persuasion, but then I learned something that changed my mind entirely.
These two lovebirds went to London and got themselves engaged.
So, instead of having this be purely an art shoot and a continuation of the series…it would also become part 1 of their engagement session. *glee!*Read More