Hicksville Trailer Palace - Retro-Glam in Hyper Color by Kristin Banta & Laura Grier - Joshua Tree, CA
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This is only the second feature I've done about myself or company, so that's not too bad, right? I'm just as critical of my work as of others, but probably more so, as we all are. I had so, so, so much fun doing this shoot. Originally we were trying to figure out how florals would fit into the narrative of it being a post-apocalypse delusion where this woman thinks it's her wedding day, but there's only one problem. Her fiance is a mannequin! Oh, that crazy lady. I mentioned, what if out in the desert, there were flowers growing out of a dead bush, by some miracle and from that she picks the flowers for her "wedding". Looking at the photos, you can't see the bush- the poor shrub we pulled out and replanted at the setting and then placed flowers in. But, that's the background. Check out the behind-the-scenes video by Kristin and Laure here, along with the full narrative and the full spread!
Kristine and I went up there for the day shoot, and then each person on the shoot rented a trailer in the little park. It's so small inside and feels like you're inside Barbie's trailer park. Each airstream has a theme. We stayed in the Integratron one, fit with a ceiling of glittery stars. Some of the airstreams were really out there. We had about four setups. You can see more photos on Kristin's Facebook page. We ate both dinner and breakfast at this really great place, that I'm completely blanking on, but will let you know when/if I think of it. You should definitely check out the trailer hotel online and even visit. It is off the beaten road, and totally worth it. The rooms are pretty expensive (I think around $200) considering you're in a trailer with no bathroom. There's a bathroom for everyone to use outside. But still, a way cool experience. Kristin Banta Events and Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography along with Tara of MakeUp Therapy came up with the concept. Laura and Tara came up with the idea in a hotel room, like a year before they got Kristin on board. I kind of trickled in after. I LOVED this team. So professional, fun and ON IT. I like people that get it, and really just get shit done. These woman do.