As I get older I find fear to be such an interesting concept. When I was younger I was afraid of dogs, heights, and clowns. The dog fear was genuine and must have been routed in some sort of trauma that I don't remember but I got over that at the age of 15 when I got to spend some time with a dachshund that belonged to my friend Keith. Now I love dogs! The latter two fears weren't quite as intense as the dog fear and to be honest I'm not sure I was really ever afraid of either, just uncomfortable. I think sometimes we can think we are afraid of something when we're not just because others are. Fears of heights and clowns are very common so I'm convinced my brain wanted me to be just like the others because now I regularly shoot on top of buildings downward in my street art adventures and some of my best friends are clowns, like Annie Motel.
I love this little shooting with Annie Motel as a clown because it was completely out of the blue. I was driving for Lyft back in October on Halloween Day. Annie sent me photos of her working at her tattoo shop that day dressed in full clown regalia. We decided to meet up and did an impromptu photoshoot. Annie and I have such artistic chemistry that we did the whole thing in 30 minutes and got some really fun shots. Enjoy!
Click the photo below to clown around with Annie Motel