I’ve had the great pleasure of quite literally jumping into Heretical Fates Art Book & Tarot Deck, a new project by photographer Allan Amato and mystic dream team Danika XIX, JAW Cooper, and Lauren Panepinto.
Here’s a reveal of just one of two book/card images in which I’ll appear. On the right is the art page image for the book, and on the left is the Eight of Wands tarot card that will be part of the deck. (How fun to be part of a card set!)
Admittedly, I don’t know much about the Tarot, though I have had a reading once and appreciate the application that brings awareness to ones life. So I looked it up. The Eight of Wands card suggests movement and action. How fitting! The design shows eight sprouting wands, sailing through the air; their flight suggests change and travel. In the background, a river flows freely. What does it mean for me to be to dodge these wands? To appear against the grain? That’s a big symbolic as well. Or perhaps it’s best left up to interpretation.
The process of photographing this shot was a fun challenge. I have a modern dance background, and while I wouldn’t call myself skilled at ballet, I have had a few years of study. This move required to capture this shot resembles a tours en l’air, jumping in place with a 360 spin, modified arms in a protective pose, tight and turning body avoiding those sharp blades.
The second image I appear in will be revealed soon. In the meantime, PRE-ORDER the book and tarot deck through its Kickstarter campaign, which is very close to meeting its first stretch goal!
UPDATE: Thanks to a successful campaign, our project is now “indemand” which means you can continue to donate — if you missed the deadline it’s not too late to get your name in the credits or get early access to the movie.
Between now and February 28th, I’m running a crowdfunding campaign for Pink & White Productions to raise funds for Shine Louise Houston’s upcoming film, Chemistry Eases the Pain. It’s an original, explicit dark comedy starring Lotus Lain, Michael Vegas, Mona Wales, and Nina Hartley, with Valentine, Emperatrix, Nicki Honey and Jack Strano (of SIR Productions fame). I’ll be working as 1st Assistant Director on the film.
The fundraiser has been doing well. At the time of this writing, we are a little over 80% funded, with only a week left. It’s nail-biting, and I keep circling my list of who I might ask, who can help spread the word, and what other fun items can we add to the list of backer rewards. (Some include going out to lunch in SF with me and Shine, or getting your name to my belly posted on social media — as seen in this pic. Thanks Josie and Isabel from the Morgana Documentary!)
If you love CrashPad, if you value the work I do at Pink & White and you geek out over Shine’s brilliant movies, and if you long for erotic stories that speaks from QT/POC experiences and give life to a vision of desire that verges beyond what’s conventionally sexy, then please support our new project. Fund the porn that makes my world turn!