Kristin Gallegos ‘Disappear Here: Series Three’
Los Angeles-based Film Photographer Kristin Gallegos presents her third self-published photography book from her ongoing series “Disappear Here”.
Each bound edition offers a cinematic glance into an imagined day-in-the-life of a different female character, played by a muse of the photographer. Shot entirely on film and limited to 100 signed and numbered copies per instalment, the personas are inspired by fictional and real-life idols of Kristin’s.
Series One featured model Cora Keegan as “The Dancer,” and Series Two followed Emily Labowe in the role of “The Writer.”
“Disappear Here: Series Three,” available for pre-order now, ahead of its May 11th release, stars Chavi St. Hill as “The Singer.” Inspired by iconic chanteuses like Tina Turner, Ronnie Spector, Diana Ross, and Cher with a splash of Betty Davis’ style, we follow her from LA to NYC, in and out of recording studios, onto the stage, through the preparation and recovery of performances, the relentless travel and all the moments in-between. While she radiates glamour, subtle elements of solitude and exhaustion linger: a life on the road is a life lacking home. She’s a star, driven by her art, from city to city, venue to venue, and hotel to hotel; she lives to entertain.
The title of the series is derived from the book Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis and was also the name of Kristin’s 2017 debut solo photography show in New York City. Her tendency for nostalgia and love of pre-digital cinematography, especially in films of the 60s and 70s, combined with her skills in photography and creative direction in addition to hair and makeup, wardrobe styling, set and prop design, has amalgamated into something more than a traditional photography book. Instead of simply presenting a collection of singular moments, Kristin has crafted a finespun storyline, a sometimes electrifying, sometimes lonesome but ever unique journey for you, the audience, to tag along on. She has, once again, created an entire world for you to disappear into.