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Portrait of the Artist [model: Miss Alison] ph: Deanna Cannonball

I try to mix the aesthetic with the unpredictable...Turns out you actually can do the same thing over and over and achieve different results, if the core ingredients are interesting enough.

L to R: Sekaa in "Athmosphere," Tiffany Helms in "Constant Craving, Jordan Bunnie in "Situation," " Ramona Flour in "Tosca" and Sonia in "Identity"
Johnnie in [L to R] "Strange Love" and "The Heathen"
Freshie Juice in [L to R] "Airwaves Dream" and "Dream in Blue"

Ninety percent of my work is made with my iPhone. I've never really liked cameras and have never had much interest in learning about them. I like to set it all on "auto" and worry about the interesting stuff [the model, their surroundings, their attire [if any], and most of all the lighting]. I figure if I get all that in order, all the camera has to do is record the results. I like the idea that if you give me a light, a subject and my phone, I can give you a memorable image.

Lillias Right in "Nine Objects of Desire"
Nova in "Church of the Poison Mind"
Brianna Morrell in "Enjoy the Silence"

The Image titles are almost always from songs, mostly new-wave and post-punk songs, because that music has always fascinated me both musically and intellectually.

Zeffi in [L to R]: "Human Behavior," "As Time Goes By" and "Here Comes the Rain Again"

I'm a big believer in the power of the Muse. When I find someone that "gets" me, I try to work with them over and over again. In my case, familiarity breeds trust which super-charges the creative situation.

Deanna cannonball in "Under Pressure"
Deanna Cannonball in [L to R]: "Forgotten Town," "River in Me" "Blood & Fire," "Moonlight Mile," "Tesla Girl," and "Safe From Harm"
Deanna Cannonball in "Anti Love Song"

I originally started off with just milk as the only coloring for the water, and while the the variations from shoot to shoot was always significant, the introduction to bath bombs, glitter and other additives has upped the creative ante, which adding a higher degree of chaos; I'm never quite sure what's going to happen when something new goes into the water, and that uncertainty is always thrilling.

L to R: Serra Ferron in "Can You Hear Me," Miss Alison in "Chains of Love," Freshie Juice in "Chemistry Class" and Lauryn Hare in "Cloudbursting"
Freshie Juice in "Android Rebellion"
Freshie juice in "american science"
Sam strainjbird in "Luca Brazi"
Sienna La Luna in "Fade Away and Radiate"
Sekaa in "Name Your Lord"
Coconut Dreamin in "Send Me An Angel"

I probably have another year left to pursue this idea before I have to move on to something else. For the time being, it still feels exciting and it seems I've got a bit of a "brand" going, so it's all good.

Tiffany Helms in "The Thin Air"
Rhodanthe in “You Won’t Forget Me”
StrainjBird in "There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)"
Laura UnBound in "Loving The Alien"
L to R: Lior in "Seven Souls, " Laura Unbound in "I Want to Burn Again," Tiffany Helms in "She Sells Sanctuary, " Sonia in "Tainted Love" and Deanna Cannonball in "Test Tube Babies"
Ramona flour in "the honeymoon killers"
Lady j in "goodbye yellow brick road"
Miranda in "about the weaTher"
Sonia in "red reflections"
Eli in "cruel summer"
Freya in "Poets Problems"
Nova in "Suspended Animation"
Miss Alison in "Skin Deep"
Zeffi in "heart of glass"
Lior in "carried away"
Emm velvet in "to look at yOu"
Leah Velocity in "Life in tokyo"
Freshie Juice in "Is It Love?"
Sienna la luna in "simply Thrilled honey"
Dakota Snow in «I Germinate»
Coconut Deeamin in "New Religion"

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