December 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Oh, how I miss the East Village Factory.
Makeup & creative direction from last year with GC at the EVF.
GlassCity Collective at the East Village Factory
ziicka // makeup
Corby Martin // photography & post
Up & coming fashion designer Harrison Oswald
wearing: altered t-shirt by PRUDE Photographic Circus (design by ziicka), & custom faux feather & leather jacket (self-made)
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December 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
A behind the scenes photo of my final project from makeup school at John Casablancas Institute
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October 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
After on and off contact for the past couple years, I bumped into Jeff once again. Descending and climbing stairs, we caught up while I posed for his camera
ziicka // makeup, hair, & model
Jeff Kew // photography
Mandy Steward // hair cut
Thanks to Teresa Marie of Bonerattle Talent for the use of her lovely home
September 18, 2013 § 1 Comment
I didn’t meet Sam like most photographers; shooting film together was actually a conjured afterthought. With no phone, a mutual friend sent him to meet me outside Funky Winker Beans. Shadows casting on a Monday night, punk rock karaoke filled the bar while our table emptied pitchers. One night turned over, and a few days later we remained in the attic. (Striking the correlation at a time, that our “other” inhabitant was also titled with this name.)
Wandering the local radius from my home, we shot some images in the daylight, while Sam captured his thoughts, and taught me about aperture.
(Original post May 2013. Album updated September 2013)
Sam Cooper // photography
ziicka // subject
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June 21, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Getting back into creative direction, I had the pleasure of working with GlassCity Collective and the BaDD HaBBiTs a couple weeks ago. The boys, Massimo Sabatini (vocals), Brent Grassie (guitar), Sean Lofvendahl (bass guitar), Anthony Tam(drums), met us downstairs while wrapping up a shoot with Vancity Glass Galleries.
I posted a copy of my personal favorite, but you can check out the full album and blog post on Tour GlassCity >>here: http://tourglasscity.com/2013/06/19/setting-our-focus-on-badd-habbits/ <<
If you happen to be in Vancity this weekend, you can catch the band play at the Railway Club Sunday night. It’s long been jotted on my calendar, you can find more info about the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/272897246187766/
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June 8, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Beauty sleep disrupted. Demanding, consistent, knocks at my door. What time is it? Who are you? They’ve “come to talk about peace and enlightenment.”
“Peace?!”, I ask. “I was quite peaceful in my sleep just moments ago.”
“Have you ever thought you are consuming too much?”, he asks seriously.
“At the moment, I’m quite hungry actually.” Using the pause in the air to explain our house views on religion, my Catholic background, and her choice to leave the Witnesses. “I believe your group has already excommunicated this one, and we’re quite happy with our slumber on Saturdays.” Explaining our choice to coexist and live in peace without forcing religion on anyone.
They politely left, believing my roommate and I spend our days sinning in a lesbian relationship. It wasn’t until a short while later, while talking to my grandmother on the telephone. that I looked down and realized what I was wearing.
Clearly depicted on my chest, is a long-horned figure, pentagram on his forehead. An upside-down cross levels out the bold lettering, black and white, “goatwhore”. How perfect.
My Grandma’s actually pretty cool, and laughed when I explained this. We talked about nudity a while ago.. and I received so much feedback. You can find that post by >>CLICKING HERE<<
May 31, 2013 § 2 Comments
Last spring was a huge turning point in my life. Moving back to the drive, leaving one house, and essentially one life, behind. Working more hours, closer to home, determined to walk to and from there. The blue hair came in a sudden thought at 4am and I had just accepted a demanding contract modeling. Changing location, lifestyle, appearance, and career, life sprung in a new direction.
There was a large portion of time, knuckling down over pen and paper. Between studio time and walks in the city, design ideas came and went.
During a long weekend attending ballet competitions, we took a break to shoot some prototype merch through the forest and parking lot.
Alan Jacques // photography
ziicka // subject