Project: Astoria

For those of you who may not be able to make it to Chicago this Winter, here are a few more images from Todd Baxter's Project Astoria: Test I, which is up now at Lula Cafe in Chicago.

One of the great things about having the chance to show this stuff in Chicago was that some of the models for the project came to the opening. They all looked about three years younger in real life. Todd said he had considered using the main model several years ago when he was casting for the Owl Scouts, but hadn't been able to find a boy to match her, quite. When he got back in touch for Astoria he asked if she had any friends who might be interested in joining her for the shoot, which she did. One of them flew in from the East coast where she'd recently moved, to hang out with her friends again and get photographed on an alien moon.



The last photo is of Todd cooling his nerves before people start arriving. Many thanks to Todd, Aubrey Videtto and Marianne Fairbanks.
Anders Nilsen