Smoke and Mirrors / by lisa shin

Food stylist Eugene Jho adds one of many elements to our growing composition on the Smoke and Mirrors set.

Food stylist Eugene Jho adds one of many elements to our growing composition on the Smoke and Mirrors set.

When my camera was finally repaired, I was anxious to work on something ambitious. My next shoot was to be a test that would be just of that nature, and the endless options (à la Eugene)  gave us an organic creativity that was luxurious. The gif above is one of the images in process, where you can see a few of the vibrant elements being composed on set. Much of the day, while munching on Peeps and gummies, my mind echoed with images of food offerings to gods (or ghosts), chanting over mandalas, and at the very last hour, the birth of Smoke and Mirrors. Final images to come soon!