Ana Mercedes

Film Photography  · Austin, Texas

This series was inspired by the otherwordly imagery in the film Heavenly Creatures. It is divided into two parts, the first solely featuring my photography, and the second featuring a collaboration with artist Ben Giles, who collaged each image by hand. Muse is Falcon, hairstyling by Kristi Drake, and stying/wardrobe by Charm School Vintage. Featured in Kneon Magazine, 2014.



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On a spring day exploring West Austin Studio Tour, I came across “Flamingo Ranch,” the iconic home and studio of local artist, Stefanie Distefano. The walls, floors, and surrounding decor displayed Stefanie’s dazzling murals and I just couldn’t get enough. I eventually mustered up enough courage to ask Stefanie if she’d allow me to take some photos in her home, and to my surprise she said yes! Alongside muse Lainey and styling/wardrobe by Charm School Vintage, this series came to life.