The "Dissociation Summers" photoshoot was styled, produced, and photographed in the JUPITER XI Apparel art and music venue I operated from May-August 2016 in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. 
Below are images of the exterior and interior rooms which I designed, painted, and built from the pre-existing interior. 
"Dissociation Summers" drew inspiration from the environment I created in my venue. I examined the phenomena of dissociation- blurring the space where the body ends and the environment begins. Living and working in the venue, my interior world of fantasy was translated into my exterior environment. ​​​​​​​
The photoshoot was also inspired by the idea of camouflage. All of the prints on the clothing pieces I designed were taken from paintings I have made. In many of the portraits of the models against the paintings there is no shadow. My paintings capture digital landscapes where icons are floating in context-less space. The subject and background are rendered in bright additive colors, much like the ones we see on screens.
Special thanks to ​

Photographer
EGON SCHIELE
Models
SAMANTHA JO
JASMINE LEWIS
ALEX PALMA
PLUS SIGN
ERIN DELANEY
URSULA ANDREEFF
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