Join us on a strange and wonderful journey through 10 little worlds, across magnificent cotton candy clouds and watermelon skies. Dip your toes in a stream of purple water, see an enchanted castle with 8 girls named Emma, dance with a giant bear, hang out with a frog prince and sit on a rainbow. Welcome to the brain of Casey Scalf.
I had the Fearless Spirit Model Crew make their "own little world", using objects from my fairy gardens, diorama pieces and all the artsy and strange things that I have in the studio (there is A LOT). After they put together their sets, I photographed them on just a white backdrop. As per usual, I made them do really strange poses...and as usual, they gave me a hard time and laughed a lot. Then, I had those images printed and we cut them out like paper dolls.
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I placed each of their paper dolls in their "own little world" set and then photographed each one. I created my own clouds out of cotton. I made the beautiful colored skies with colored gels, placed over my lights. It was so much fun making everything so over-the-top and colorful. I didn't care if anything "made sense".
I love the model crew sessions because I get to experiment with all the crazy ideas in my head...and the models get to be a part of the creative process. From just two model crew sessions...this project turned into a 6 week project because I kept getting more ideas that I wanted to try. That's why there is a Part 1 and Part 2 video (coming soon). Sometimes...I get carried away!