Sunday, February 19, 2017


primitive is one of my most inspired shoots to date, even finally posting these photos months after they were taken have me feeling just as electrified as when i first shot them. grateful beyond words for the creative dream team that helped me bring this to life.

ale dominguez, mariah schoolfield, maria wallisch & taylor moss hopped a fence at 6am & walked around naked & barefoot in an abandoned barn covered in hidden dangers like broken glass & cow manure to model for this editorial! i'm lucky they had such faith in this vision & brought such GIRL POWER to these images, like goddamn! women are fucking incredible. 

my make-up artist soulmate, stephanie aldrich, brought the universe into the eyes of these women! stephanie just oozes sunshine & rainbows & she's michelangelo with a make-up brush, so fortunate to have the chance to collaborate with her.

my awe inspiring big sister, torie hadel, did the hair on this tutorial & i wanted to cry little happy tears (she would always do my hair for school dances & i can still smell the fruitiness of the orange gum she would chew as she curled my hair). not only did she whip out some amazing editorial worthy hair-dos, but she helped me keep my cool when it was 5am & we still hadn't slept & i was on the verge of a nervous breakdown before the shoot's call time in an hour... what would i do without her!?

also HUGE shout-out to my ride or die, evann waterman, for coming along for this crazy ride & helping keep the show running smoothly. at one point she was literally holding me up against a wall so i could snap those good angles! ev, i'm taking you to the top baby girl.

all of these jackets were upcycled from donated or thrifted pieces. the blue fur coat with floral detail was inspired when the coat ripped & my solution was to fill it with flowers, like plants growing through concrete. all faux fur & leather, rebellelion does not support the harming of animals for fashion. my sister snatched up the white coat, & the long white coat & blue floral coat are being evolved for future projects. the black coat with fringe is available here

jewelry was provided by an amazing colorado local jeweler, the mechanic's wife. sally has such beautiful craftsmanship & each pieces is so eye catching & unique!

find the crew on instagram:
ale dominguez: @aledominguez
mariah schoolfield: @sugrspyc
maria wallisch: @boulderbarbie
taylor moss: tangledtay_

stephanie aldrich: @stephaniealdricmua

torie hadel: @victoriejuly

the mechanic's wife: @themechanicswife444

rebellelion: @startrebellelion

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