Did I mention I'm back in LA? I had a great time in South Florida seeing my family and I even did some photo shoots including upcoming sets with Val Vampyre and Violette Jax, engagement photos for my twin brother Scott Kantor and future sister Jaime Moses, and I took photos at Fetish Factory's Blood Lust party. In addition I also took a bunch of pictures of my family and all of that will be coming here in the weeks to come. It was a fun trip and I'm glad to be back. On to today.
My first encounter with Lauryn Ipsum was watching her on stage at a dungeon known as Sanctuary having money stapled to her body. The bills varied in value depending on where you would like them attached, $100 being the most for a staple to the face. I didn't know who this girl was and didn't get a chance to ask. We then ran in to each other at a mutual friend's housewarming party, but I was having a shy moment. Finally Lauryn and I met on the internet after she saw some of my photos of our mutual friend Stephanie Inagaki and set up our own shoot. In addition to sideshow performance, Lauryn is an amazing illustrator and graphic designer. We discovered during our shoot all the various people we both know and the continuing trend of the ever tightening artistic community of Los Angeles.
We had a great shoot spending time in Downtown, The Arts District, and going so far as Boyle Heights. We kept find the strangest things including a perfectly coiled pile of feces on a set of stairs (which we regrettably chose not to photograph) and one of those small cars for kids (which we did choose to photograph). Several men told us to over and over to be careful about one of our locations which supposedly had syringes everywhere. Somehow through a lot of this grossness I thought Lauryn still looked like a Queen so I imagined her transported to this location and bringing grace wherever she goes. Lauryn Ipsum is super awesome and we will definitely be working together again in the future.
Click the photo below for all the magical nature of this lost Queen