concept collaboration

Echo & Narcissus Revisited

These are my shots from the Concept Collaboration meetup that I hosted with the one and only Clément Guégan. The theme was 'In Reflection' and I was largely inspired by the Greek myth of Echo & Narcissus.

The lovely Dea Kaizoku, our model for the afternoon, is depicted as a hybrid of both Narcissus (who fell in love with his own reflection) and the wood nymph Echo, whose love he rejected. For me, personally, this self-love represents a need to be more forgiving of myself and to trust my creative process. The crown of branches (which I crafted myself and weighs a ton, BTW) represents my debilitating self-doubt, the burden I put on myself as an artist. She is bound in fabric (cheesecloth, to be precise) which symbolises feelings of constraint, as I often feel bound by my limitations. I added the windblown fabric to express the need to accept my limitations and free myself from those constraints.

Concept Collaboration: Behind The Scenes

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 'In Reflection' Concept Collaboration meetup I hosted earlier this month here in Montreal with the amazing Clément Guégan! Special thanks to Dea Kaizoku, who was gracious enough to be our model for the day.

Our next meetup is still in the planning stages, so if you're interested in joining us, please stay tuned for details! In the meantime, here are some behind the scenes shots from 'In Reflection'...