Miss DeVille

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“The world says; ‘You have needs- satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and mighty. Don’t hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more.’ This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor envy and murder.” -Dostoyevsky

Chris Daniels and I did this collaboration earlier this year and I thought Halloween was the perfect time to share it.  This was a character I had created for my halloween costume last year and Chris loved it so much that he wanted to create a shoot out of it.  We got together over coffee and created a concept of Cruella after her demise.  A sort of other reality where Cruella had lost most everything- but still maintained a delusion of wealth and Granduer.  So we dreamed up all sorts of normal low class things that this Cruella would find herself doing and then, on my way home, I came across the perfect retro laundry mat as a first location.

cruelladevilnashvillephotographermusicentertainmentfashionchrisdanielsmusicportraitentertainmentdarkmoodychrisdanielsphotoatlantamodelsimagepicturephotochrisdanielsartwww-chrisdaMy concept of this version of Cruella was something of an Aristocrat gone mad. I didn’t want to be afraid of ugliness, both physically and with the character development, as Chris and I both wanted to create a sort of hyper reality of what would really happen if  this Cruella was real.  The fun really started when we went to the location as we shot this in a unique way with me being in full character the entire time and Chris shooting in a paparazzi type of fashion.  We scared a few people as I was acting quite drunken and maniacal- when I finally broke character after about 30 minutes, one woman looked so completely relieved.

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Besides being an exploration of Cruella on the verge- we wanted to start to tap into the concepts of materialism gone mad- Cruella as the metaphor for the ultimate in materialism gone off the rails and the resulting insanity that ensues.

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Some people struggle not to be drawn into the Darkness. But ever since I was a little girl, I’ve said, “Why not splash in and have a little fun!””

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