In The Days of Innocence

  Shooting at The Harvard Museum of Natural History was an amazing experience. Thank you to my amazing team of Sam Mendoza, Rose Fortuna, Yasutaké Kosaka, and Tessa Morrissey @ Maggie (especially Tessa and Rose who came straight to set from a Karmaloop shoot earlier in the day, you guys are amazing.)

  The whole experience was unforgettable, it has secretly been a dream of mine to be locked away in a museum after hours. I can't remember the novel that instilled that desire in me but it has, at long last, been fulfilled!

  The story of this shoot is one of a girl who is the last living being. She lives and seeks comfort in a place where everything is posed and manicured to look alive, this museum.

  I have always thought museums rather strange places. Millions of people cycle through, pressing their hands to glass and looking at objects and specimens from the past. Things that have been void of life for sometimes thousands of years. It is interesting to think that, as a society, we are so uncomfortable with death that we do incredibly intricate things to make things appear alive forever.

  I like the idea that if a person was the last living being, they would seek out these places of suspended time and make them their reality, building relationships and reverence for the things contained within it's walls.

Tessa in the grand hall

See the rest on New Brahmin

Field Trippin' and Location Scoutin'

  Rose and I went on a little scouting field trip today for an exciting upcoming editorial at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. We were no better than the hoards of children running around as we practically screamed and gushed at the treasures in each room.

I have serious regret that I was never able to go on a field trip to somewhere like this as I child. I would have gladly substituted one of the three trips to the science center that my school went on to go on one to this place! Blue Magruder was kind enough to give us a personal tour and I have to tell you that it was one of the best times I have every had in Boston.

I can't wait to shoot here!

All these flowers are made out of glass!!

I love that Rose humors me when I say to "pose real quick"

Rose in a rather contemplative dino pose

We were truly amazed by the "hall of giants!" 
What up Zebra?!
I pretty much fell in love with this little deer <3

My absolute favorite room
Is it bad that I wish that this is what my room looked like?

My favorite skeletal guy

Rose was not feelin' the crazy specimen jars!

The evolution of the fashionista

This would be amazing hairstyle inspiration.

Why, oh why, did humans evolve without horns!?!?! I want them!

I was amazed that there were so many huming birds!
One Fish, two fish!
This little guy kinda looks like Taco! 

I was so into this! ;-)