Innocentes, 2017

“In the desolate depths of a perilous place 
the bogeyman lurks, with a snarl on his face. 
Never dare, never dare to approach his dark lair 
for he’s waiting . . . just waiting . . . to get you. 
He skulks in the shadows, relentless and wild 
in his search for a tender, delectable child. 
With his steely sharp claws and his slavering jaws 
oh he’s waiting . . . just waiting . . . to get you. 
Many have entered his dreary domain 
but not even one has been heard from again. 
They no doubt made a feast for the butchering beast 
and he’s waiting . . . just waiting . . . to get you. 
In that sulphurous, sunless and sinister place 
he’ll crumple your bones in his bogey embrace. 
Never never go near if you hold your life dear, 
for oh! . . . what he’ll do . . . when he gets you!”
-The Bogeyman- Jack Prelutsky

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Lydia Violette Rose

Once upon a time, I worked as a local pin up photographer. The job was tedious, and not very free in terms of creativity but it was a job and it was better than anything else I could be doing. After I had my daughter Lydia, I stopped shooting as much, no longer needing it to survive, and eventually I stopped shooting completely to focus on real life. However, I can’t and haven’t been able to help the fact that being a photographer was my dream since I was a kid, and even though mother hood, and painting have vastly fulfilled me…that little dream decided to come back knocking. To those familiar with my work, they’ve seen I ventured from simple pin-up, to now, realizing that my little one, almost 6 years old, is my muse. She is raw and real, emotional, and I don’t know if it’s because of her age, or how she is raised, or maybe she just likes the feeling of being an ‘actress’, but we have really created some beautiful pieces. Perhaps these will only be present in our family album, maybe they will lead to more, but we love what we are doing so far.

All of these were shot with my Canon DSLR and retouched in Photoshop to mimic an analog feel.

Love, Jocelyne

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