Motherland Chronicles #35 - Kalli

Motherland Chronicles #35 - Kalli

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Kelsey Petersen
Makeup: Lindsey Rivera
Model: Kalli Keith
Photo Assistants: Andre Wijono, Tobias Kwan, Michelle Herbert
Dress: Michelle Hebert

My mini obsession with braids and smoke go on. Also branches, Toby uses them a lot in his pieces so I figured I should try to add some hints of that as well. Coyote skull from his collection.

Shot this on the same day I did "In a Secret Garden". A rarity because I don't usually do more than one concept for Motherland Chronicles photoshoots because each one takes so much time to finesse and execute. 

But because I stay in Irvine and didn't want everyone travelling from LA to only do one picture, I tried squeezing 2 that day. Super ambitious of me >_<. But I'm glad we managed to make this work as well. Thank you team! ❤

Motherland Chronicles #16 - Memento Mori

Motherland Chronicles #16 - Memento Mori, remember that you will die.
Photography: Zhang Jingna

Toby and I were inspirationless until the very last minute of this week, until randomly we started talking about Goethe's color theory and then The Sorrows of Young Werther, and then somehow, somehow, memento mori just popped into my head and I finally found reason and theme to photograph this skull I've been meaning to shoot for the last 3 years.