Photography: Amy Mills
Model: Cassandra Rosebeetle
Stylist / Creative Direction: Cindy Waters
Concept, & Clothing Design: Zoh Rothberg
Location: Stella Rose's Famous All-Pink Apartment
I wanted to combine the aesthetic of early 1980s new romantic/proto-goth style -- with its heady and self-destructive aura of deadly serious camp, with a stylistic nod to underground Edwardian-era occult-themed artistic salons, where individuals would gather to hold seances, and engage in spiritual and artistic experimentation. Both of these cultural movements existed at different points in time in New York City, so it felt perfect to shoot these images in Stella Rose St. Clair's baby pink, punk-as-fuck apartment -- the location of many a salon and a raucous party -- located just a few blocks from our original studio in Brooklyn, where the whole Thorns project began.