There are times when you feel inspired as an artist, and often, there are times where you struggle with feeling creative- begging for a way to break free, and create… whatever that may be. Much like any artist these times have frustrated me. However, it is only when this occurs that you realize you are onto something-something challenging, exhausting, and big… bigger than you. I’ve always been up for a good challenge here and there, and never faltered at the opportunity to jump onto the next big project. Sometimes, you don’t discover the project, and instead the project discovers you. Fast forward to when my dear friend Liza and I met for coffee, laughing over the internet’s funny video of the day, and catching up on each other’s lives when we began discussing a set of stories she wished to write. Liza, ever the writer, was brewing up a creative project of her own. Little did I know at the time, that our paths would soon collide to allow this set to come to life. I expressed interest in the stories she was creating, and could see the pictures form in my mind-the details, the scene, all of it needed to have an air of magic about it.
Movies and music have always been a driving force to the way I create, and the stories I tell. In almost every aspect of my life as an artist, I can clearly see where music has influenced me, and driven my creative core. For this series, Liza’s stories were playing out like a film reel-running through each scene, each character’s movements all while a dramatic film score played through, timing perfectly with each moment being played out. This series has been quietly cradled by Liza, myself and the other’s who have work with us. We are so very excited to finally present the images. The characters we have featured are Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Ariel and Belle. Each of their stories melds with the next, and while photographs can be taken in an instant, the story as a whole is far from complete.
Thank you for sharing in this glimpse of magic.
Hair and Makeup: Sonia Still
Tutus: Bella Olivia Tutus & Accessories
Creative Director: Liza Rine
Photography: Jessica Rambo Photography
Maleficent’s Dress: Antique shop
Maleficent’s Crown & Staff: DIY
Snow White’s Top: Hips & Curves
Snow White’s Crown: DIY