Cellophane Flowers

Surreal Magazine + cover story | Issue 610 | Mar 2021  

Aaron Raysor, Photographer
Ray Morenoff, Producer, Creative Director, Model, Wardrobe Stylist, Hair/Makeup Artist

"Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone." 

Cellophane Flowers is a modern day take on the Beatles 1967 song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. However, instead of modeling this vintage swim hat for its intended purpose, I wanted to bring the lyrics to life and capture the essence of a 60-70's beauty advertisement. 

Vision is shaped by interpretation of the colors, textures and design in which we live. Often we compare what we see to the familiar—our experiences. But this time, I challenge you to look deeper. Do you see the clarity in her eyes? With pollen dusting where there was once sun?  

Cellophane Flowers is a whimsical transformation of a once girl who is now whoever, and whatever, she wants to be. 

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