Saturday, August 16, 2014

Childhood Dreams

“It’s amazing how much you can do with such a small space.”
Remember how we used to find everything fascinating? A chair and a blanket can turn into a fort, a box and action figures could become your personal city of Gotham. Emily came to me with a vision that sparked my interest with the beautiful things a child's creative mind can create. We filled up the small room with childhood paper boats, a bubble bath and a painted girl. Then we left the rest to our imagination.

"Bath Time," Says Baby Bird
photographed by Emily Sadeghian
mua and model: Cindy Chen

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One Poem, Two Artists, Three Pictures

 A poem by Adam Ellenthal

Twenty miles out of Vegas and I’m falling asleep
to the sound of your voice and the hum of a desert highway.
The only thing we have to worry about here
is the size of the sky and the brightness of the stars.

A year ago, you smoked a half pack
in a country we had never called home;
We were two strangers looking up at the moon,
wondering how it never got pulled into the Earth.
Invisible strings holding it up like that?
Or was it two bodies with respect for the beauty of tension?

Clouds rolled in and we forgot about distance.
We forgot about lives we had already made for ourselves.
The ring on your finger pulled off so easily
For the temptation of skin touching skin.

Your hips were the jigsaw puzzle to my tongue twister
And cigarette smoke smelled like the open road.

You pulled me in as I tried to push the stars apart;
More space for you in my night sky.
But you were never the moon, and I was hardly the Earth.
By the time we reached California, I was long asleep and you were hurdling away from me.


Models: Jose Altomari & Stephanie Palencia
Photographer and makeup: Cindy Chen

“When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.'
Then they will kill me but will let you live.”
- Genesis 12:12