ART 476: Intermediate Photography
Series of Ten
Continuing with my “Ballads” body of work, which tells the stories of songs, these images are drawn from my shoot for Cage the Elephant’s “Cigarette Daydreams.” The character in this shoot is a young, troubled girl. She lights a cigarette in hopes of leaving her troubles behind (“you wanna find peace mind”), but it lights a flame that she cannot extinguish. As the series progresses, she attempts to run from her troubles – the further she goes from the alley, the stronger the flames grow, and she is eventually engulfed by the flames and must face her demons, as seen in the second image.