This fall, I had the privilege of collaborating on a shoot with a few of my photographer friends. We styled a shoot based on the myth of Persephone and Hades, and our prints were displayed at a local coffee shop. So much fun! A special thanks to our lovely models (Taylor as Persephone and Alex as Hades), who made the shoot what it was.The myth of Persephone (loosely paraphrased) is that Persephone, the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter, is seduced / kidnapped by Hades, the god of the underworld, using a poisoned pomegranate. She disappears to go live with Hades, and the world plunges into winter. Her mother, Demeter, comes to her rescue, and strikes a deal with Hades to let Persephone live above-ground for half of the year and then she'll return to the underworld for the other half of the year. This is one of many explanations for the changing seasons. For some reason, I've loved this myth ever since I was a kid. Cheers!
I also shot some video during this shoot, and I hope to be able to put it together soon!