Careless Love by Rhana Griffin

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Tiffany knew that Mikey was playing her for a fool, stepping out with that jezebel from down the hall at number 3. She knew she should tell that lying, cheating scum that she was done with him – give him back his dime store ring and catch the first bus back to Virginia.

Of course, she couldn’t.

She was a slave to her heart… her careless, careless heart.

Inspiration for this piece

Well, I got sick and tired of working with models who turned up late (if they turned up at all), who couldn’t follow direction worth a damn, and demanded a private change room with a bowl full of M&M’s – but only red ones mind!! So I figured I would find me some models who were always available, any time of the day or night, who were never precious and cost me peanuts!

Ok… so the above is a total lie ;)
I recently saw the work of this fabulous artist who cuts out images from book covers and then carefully folds them to create 3D dioramas and just knew I had to try it for myself. Now I am addicted! What a wonderful way to tell a story….

If anyone has any pulp fiction novels from the 1940’s to 1960 just collecting dust, or hidden away in a box being chewed on by rats, that you wouldn’t mind parting with PLEASE contact me.


  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 5 years ago

    this is really cute Rhana

  • Thanks Juilee :) I had a heap of fun creating it. Stuffed up first time round for my first idea, I cut out the people the wrong way… and nearly turned Mikey into a Van Gogh with a careless slip of the stanley knife… but it was fun!

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 5 years ago

    sounds like heaps of fun……:)

  • I may be minus a few fingers before I am done….. ;)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tylerover 5 years ago

    This is really cool Rhana … and really different. Hope we’ll see some more of these!

  • It is different Nat, and I think that is it’s major appeal. That and the fact that it gets me out of the house looking for books to massacre, and also gets me away from the computer for the prep and shoot phase. I have also always longed to be able to tell a story with my photography….

    – Rhana Griffin

  • KathO
    KathOover 5 years ago

    Hilarious! Love the story too :))

  • Thanks for seeing the comedy in this one Kath!

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    Oh Rhana, you are so creative! This is wonderful! Instant fave! I will keep an eye out for you re books with old pics like this…. have a bookshop at Southport, where I had taken a photo of the Boys Book and the Old Womens Weekly, with HEAPS of old books, sometimes very cheap! I will send you a BM! Tell Tiffany to find herself a real man! LOL

  • You are a gem Vicki thanks! I’ll get to your bmail soon :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Troy Spencer
    Troy Spencerover 5 years ago

    fantastic! I used dinosaur models (t-rex on a rampage!) for a class project, but this is very clever. Great story!

  • Now I would love to see those dinosaurs!

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Craig Shadbolt
    Craig Shadboltover 5 years ago

    I’m appalled – just look at that cheap tart flaunting her wares will you? Society just ain’t what it used to be!

    This is really cool Rhana! I think you are on to something here my friend!

  • hehe thanks Shaddy ;)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    wow – I’m obsessed with this kinda images – sensational Rhana – totally dig this!

  • My new obsession Paul :))

    – Rhana Griffin

  • John Robb
    John Robbover 5 years ago

    Oh so very super cool.

  • Ice ice baby ;)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Paul Tupman
    Paul Tupmanover 5 years ago

    This is frickin’ awesome Rhana… love the concept of this, you must have so much fun putting these together… you will soon be able to add the Queen of Pulp to the ever growing list.
    Great work and I’ll look forward to seeing more soon.

  • Muffin Queen Paul… MUFFIN QUEEN! :)

    I need more material though…

    – Rhana Griffin

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