Ladiez and gentlemen,
PEACHES! Taken in the hills overlooking North LA, Peaches braved the hottest afternoon ever to be photographed for the book. I thank her truly.
Megan Smith, bass player. Oakland, 2011.
“For women, if your goal is to be famous, to be some it-girl that people emulate and wanna be like, then the tools of envy and sexuality and marketing are absolutely and easily available. But if you wanna do something for the bigger good of the world, something that creates feelings of empowerment and inclusion, that takes work. It’s less fluff and more content. That’s why we try to set an example and be really transparent about how we operate as a band. We have a foundation of friendship and collaboration and shared ideals. That’s what allows us to create the music we do.”
Photos and text from the Grass Widow photo/interview. Full text and photos can be found in ‘We Are All Together,’ published later this year! Look out for it!
I’ve been struggling to tie up loose ends lately - but at long last, photos and interviews from my last trip to Los Angeles are ready. Here is a preview, my favorite image of Mystic. She’s long overdue for an album, the woman after all is incredibly talented, and I’m stoked to say she’ll be releasing one soon.
I’m also excited that piece of the new album’s art will be made from a piece of this photo! Click on the photo to link to my favorite song of hers.
And to follow up on the Lavay Smith photo, here’s Kelly McFarling for the ‘We are all Together’ book project. We photographed in San Francisco’s Panhandle and I’m pleased as pie with how the photos look. Check her out:)