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Back Alley Atelier - Cardboard City


Back Alley Atelier – Cardboard City

In a bid to stop freezing the models who are so happy to help out we were holding our next shoot indoors, the venue provided kindly by Jess, who also offered her moving boxes for us to create and destroy a cardboard city. As long as we kept her company and got rid of them at the end.

Since this project would require some work the shoot started early in the afternoon hammering and nailing the relevant cardboard together to build our skycrapers. Textas were sniffed, paper was stretched, guns were held and wine was drunk(the last in copious amounts) as the monoliths started appearing dotting the living room.


The night went into full swing after the pizza and the buildings were placed up against a wall and lights waved around haphazardly. Jo changed into her Fifty Foot Woman attire for the shot Nonchalance of the Fifty Foot Woman while Michael kept taking shot after shot, Wen then stepped in taking his own shot of JoZilla destroying the landmarks before a break was called quickly to reset the buildings.

A single building was created in the center of the room and with fortuitous lighting the shot Tip came into play, before Jo and Jess went off to test out a few additional shots of Jo. Wen agreed to his first starring role posing as the cop in the Cardboard City, looking as mean as needed and twice as angry.

With all the drinks and building images out of the way the last shots Reflections the Second was taken with Jo and Jess lying silently on the floor as camera’s circled over the taking shot after shot. Chris posed the two side by side to take the shot "Enrapt"http://www.redbubble.com/people/transmute/art/2... and the night wound down to a close soon after.

With all the images taken we are likely to see more of the night’s photos up soon enough.

Are the side effects still affecting us?
I think it will take a lot before we’ll stop having fun. The cameras are our tools, the group are our help and the world is our studio.

Love etc,
Back Alley Atelier

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