Gossamer Chrysalis: Ruby Slipper
Photos by Patrick Haines AnimalMagikPhotography
Austin TX 2015
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I met Ruby a few days ago and we had an interesting shoot, all indoors as Austin had decided to turn cold (well, cold for Austin) and shooting outdoors would be prohibitive, and miserable. This series was one of the last we shot, but turned out to be the most fruitful. Ruby was talking during the shoot about her taking a different tack on her life, and while she wasn’t ‘retiring’ from modeling and art, she was definitely refocusing her priorities.
A chrysalis is usually the hard shell a pupa creates to protect itself as it transforms into a butterfly or moth, the gossamer fabric is Ruby’s chrysalis. She is on the verge of this stage of growth, but instead of showing her entering the shroud, I decided to show her emergence from her gossamer casing; awakening a reborn woman.