Alondra Excene Shields - I Turned Into a Martian

What a week!  I started the week heading to The Salton Sea for the first time in months with new Kung Fu Babe Carlie Anne.  We largely went to avoid the rain all over LA and it was absolutely the mental reset I needed.  Tuesday I headed for my first trip to The Broad Museum to do a mini-shoot with Grey Garbo.  Grey and I had a lovely time which wound up turning in to an impromptu game night of Settlers of Catan with Grey's friend Enrique and boyfriend Ceven Grey in their gallery Arqade in Downtown.  Ceven is doing some amazing things with the space including a Virtual Reality Station.  I lost most of the night but won the final game.  Big thanks to Enrique for making the game night happen and Grey for inviting me.  I'll actually be heading back to Arqade in a week to shoot a video of their Fashion Show Event (more details to follow).  Wednesday I got in my first shoot in months with Lady Krondor.  We went up to the mountains to Switzer Falls where I've been doing a number of shoots lately.  The weather couldn't have been better and as Lady K and I made our way up the Angeles Crest Highway we rolled through some killer fog that felt like it was placed there for us.  Thursday I did another mini-set with the wonderful Phoenix Askani as went out for a night of art that concluded with a return trip to Arqade.

Speaking of Switzer Falls, that's exactly where we are going for today's shoot with the gorgeous little alien Alondra Excene Shields.  A few months ago Alondra and I made some plans to shoot together.  She told me about this magical place she had recently visited that happened to be only 30 minutes from my house: Switzer Falls.  Alondra also happened to bleach her eyebrows and dye her hair a vivid purple just in time for our shoot so I got to photograph her new little alien look.  The light as Switzer Falls was so beautiful.  It's the main reason I've gone back several times since this initial shoot.  We had a really magical time and before completely calling it a day we stopped by my friend Paige Smith's street art installation near my place in Highland Park and got in a few punkier shots with Alondra's Misfits jacket, Gwar t-shirt, green lipstick, and a rad hat provided by my friend Teddy from Learned Vices.  Killer week, great set for you to check out.  All positive.  Enjoy!

Click the photo below to see Alondra Excene Shields turn into a martian 

Alondra Excene Shields - I Turned Into a Martian

Alondra Excene Shields - I Turned Into a Martian