Title: Let Them Eat Cake
Model: Tristene Roman
Art Director: Luka Fisher
Mobile Lighting: J.C Ghouls
I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, which was the fun part. I met Tristene through Luka, who was featured in my ‘Come, Art’ set and I knew Luka was pretty wild especially seeing all the cool, dirty things he is doing now. Luka informed me that they had transformed his studio room into this magical almost Marie-Antoinette inspired place, with cupcakes and wine. I was excited, my mind overflowing with ideas but again I didn’t really know how much Tristene was comfortable with etc. I like feeling things out.
We arrived, Luka let us in and we met Tristene in her fascinating bedroom only wearing this beautiful floral red kimono. First thought, nude! fuck yeah. Luka and her gave me a tour of the set, which included cake smearing and wine showers. No limits. Before getting started I wanted to get to know Tristene a little more, get an idea of the direction I wanted to go with her given the freedom behind their vision. Tristene is a writer, a passionate being that arts feelings of sex, love and pain. I wanted to show that. I wanted to play with the environment, the lack of light, the beauty of the grime of the set(props) as I shot the images. Tristene was so open, it was just amazingly beautiful. Luka is a magical madman, and Tristene is a lovely and enchanting woman, this was a grand experience. Enjoy the weird, and the story of rebirth.
Check out some of Tristene’s writing- http://www.deathbyboredumb.com/post/121046365302/on-ergot-with-egrets-tristene-roman