Monday, October 24, 2011

Faerieland Outtake | October 2011


Just a quick outtake from a recent Faerieland Shoot:

(Hooded Maiden - "Nairn" Sequence)

There are so many of these that never leave the cutting room floor. My shooting season is winding down (writing season is about to kick into full swing!) and if time allows i will edit a few more of the outtakes from this saga and post here or on The Rendering Well, along with a ton of new writing that is about to happen over the late Autumn and long Winter.

There are several from the Dragon's Egg sequence that i'm still working on as well.

I plan, as well, to leave many of these 'outtakes' for the book, exclusively, so that when you open it you will have unseen imagery to further bring these characters to life.

Additionally, for those who haven't heard or read on facebook or twitter, I am writing a novel over the Winter. I've romanticized the entire notion to the max and cannot wait to get this story out of me. It's been building for 20+ years.

**NOTE: Faerieland is almost done for the season (Autumn falls so quickly and before you know it, leaves are gone and the days are too cold to shoot within) but I anticipate shooting as long as possible and Dustbowl will likely continue into the colder months, as it's a lot grittier.

Ashtree, x

PS: BIG news on the horizon, but I'm biting my tongue for now.;)

**Model: Olga Ivanova
**MUA: Lacey O'Sullivan - L.Mae Artistry
Assistants: Karrah Kobus & Kristi Frazier
Photography | Editing: Myself
Designer: Joy Patterson
Flowers by: EARTH ;)

Thursday, October 06, 2011


do not allow others to define your identity for you. do not allow them to write even a portion of it. they can be a mirror that shows *you* who you are, but they cannot tell you who you are. they will always, somehow, get it wrong. nothing & noone can write that part better than you. define *yourself* and believe in that. truly. you are unrepeatable, perfect, beautiful and so much closer to knowing that that you even know.

"be yourself. everyone else is taken" -- oscar wilde

ashtree, x