Milkweeds : Becka Palter

Conceptual Shoot

Feels good to be exercising my creative muscles more this year. Last year, I was all about the daily work hustle, I hardly spent any time diving into personal passion projects. And it was majorly depressing. This shoot felt like my creativity came out of hibernation.

I dumped a half gallon of about-to-expire milk into my bath and tangled a bunch of dead flowers I had around the house into Becka’s hair. Apparently that’s the recipe for magic, cuz I couldn’t be happier with the way these turned out.

Model: Becka Palter // Styled + photographed by Corinne Alexandra








Flying with Sam Golden

My friend Sam officially earned his FAA certified Commercial Pilot license after 5 years of hardwork and dedication. In celebration, we did a commemorative photoshoot (technically this was meant to be his Christmas present last year — but now we had an even better reason to finally shoot!). Sam flew us out to a short landing strip in the middle of the nowhere, surrounded by nothing but desert and bare mountains. Such a fun afternoon and so exciting to fly over our beautiful city in this little plane!

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“Mediocre Shakespeare” Music Video for Being As An Ocean

I’m so excited to announce that the official music video I styled and directed for Being As An Ocean is now live! Thanks to the talented Michael Ko for filming, editing, and making my crazy ideas come to life (not to mention putting up with all my nit-picky revision requests). And thanks to the beautiful Alexandra Sweiss for being such a trooper walking barefoot through oak leaves and gettin’ weird in the forest.

I had such a fun time creating this headdress, hauling my curios out into the woods, and seeing all of it come to life in the final video. Check it out below!

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Shapeshifter

This bison jawbone recently joined my dead collection and I knew I needed to use it in some self-portraits. I was really inspired by Sylvia Ji’s “Shapeshifter” series last year, but never got around to creating my own photographic rendition of “Red Caribou”. So when brainstorming makeup ideas, I was immediately drawn back to the gorgeous red tribal face paintings featured in her works.

After I had coated my face in lipstick and shed a few tears putting these contact lenses in, I realized I left my Cyber Syncs in my boyfriend’s car and wouldn’t be able to use my lights. Rather than postpone this idea after all the hardwork I already invested, I decided to manipulate all natural light like the good ol’ days! And actually, I’m glad I didn’t use strobes. I couldn’t be happier with the way these came out!


Fight Klub II – Brian Viveros tribute

Hannah Ray and I have been planning to shoot together ever since we met on the Haste the Day farewell tour at the beginning of the year, and we FINALLY made it happen yesterday. It was well worth the wait! I stumbled upon this painting by Brian Viveros and immediately knew I needed to replicate it with Hannah. I don’t think she could have been any more perfect for this shoot.