When I heard David Bowie had died, I was in shock. Reality shattered. Time was moving like molasses. It was similar to the feeling that came over me when I heard my father passed away a couple of years ago. I always knew Bowie's death would hit me hard, but I never imagined it would feel like losing family. He really meant that much to me.
Inspired by Bowie turning death into a masterpiece, I decided to document my grief in a series of photos. I did what came naturally in the moment: donned a unitard, put on vibrant makeup, and played with shadows.
This is the first shot from the bunch. Thanks to Jack Graham for helping take some of the reference photos - some angles were hard to achieve without assistance.
This is the face of an artist who has lost her last living idol.
Just woke up and heard the news. I am beside myself and don't have eloquent words right now. My idol has died.
The Huffington Post has written an article on Illusions of the Body and my portrait is front and center. WOW. This is a MAJOR career highlight!
Gracie Hagen was the ONLY photographer I worked with during the past year while on hiatus. Recently I posed for her series Illusions of the Body which shows a flattering and an unflattering photo side by side to illustrate how posture and attitude affect one's appearance. For the past week I have had friends from numerous countries and all walks of life contact me because it has been popping up all over. Today just hours after one buddy said he spotted it in Beautiful/Decay Magazine, another mailed to say that he saw it on the FRONT PAGE of Flavorwire!
I like seeing Gracie getting the attention she deserves and I am honored to have taken part in this series!! The full articles can be found HERE: Illusions of the Body FLAVORWIRE & Illusions of the Body BEAUTIFUL DECAY