Photos of San Francisco video artist and musician Alyssa aka "FiveStar".
I met Alyssa at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair in October 2007. We have become friends, and she joined me and my friends for a 2008 NYE party in the underground catacombs of Paris. She is one of the most fascinating, inspiring and talented persons that I know.
She likes to shoot, edit and produce videos. Her interests include gender issues, sexuality, women, music, art, race/ethnicity and the roles and reclaimations of technology. I like her sense of visual composition and of cinematic rhythm with the musical tracks that she uses. She is also a talented musician, composer, writer and singer.
It's very hard to take photos of Alyssa that actually look like her, because she is continually morphing and her expression changes completely depending on her feelings, But I think I have been able to capture some glimpses of her persona.
This series include a set that we shot in the Catacombs of Paris on New Years Eve 2007-2008. You can read more about this series in its description of the photo album.