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#favoritekitchenever with @heliocampos

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@michaelvarrati - Thanks for including JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD on your list of top 10 queer horror films on your Dread X list over at @dreadcentral 🖤 #queerfearishere

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🖤 @jlshannonsworld in Maine @thegillsgroup for @cap74024 styled by the one and only @billmulleninc aka @billmullenink 🖤

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Jesse on the floor of @thegillsgroup Boat House 🌊 stlyed by @billmulleninc 🌊 for @cap74024 🌊 with @jlshannonsworld in front of the camera 🌊

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💜 @cap74024 💜 starring 💜 @jlshannonsworld 💜 styled by 💜 @billmulleninc 💜 shot at 💜 @thegillsgroup 💜

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💛 @jlshannonsworld 💛 for 👁 @cap74024 👁 styled by the one and only 🖤 @billmulleninc 🖤 #crewoftwo

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In the Boathouse with @jlshannonsworld and @billmulleninc for @cap74024 🖤

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🙌🏼 @jlshannonsworld 🙌🏼 styled by 🖤 @billmulleninc 🖤 for 👁 @cap74024 👁 shot by me✖️ @all_the_dead_boys ✖️meets 🌊 @thegillsgroup 🌊

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...and like that, the night is over. Memories made. Dreams come true. Hearts broken. Hope you enjoyed 🎊PROM 🎊

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💋 OH YES SHE DID 💋 I’ve done a lot of kissing pictures over the years. On this job I remember asking which of the girls felt comfortable doing this picture - then let them pick the boy they wanted to kiss. It was toward the end of a long two day shoot and little micro relationships were definitely in place. Little conflicts. Crushes. It felt VERY “high school” (but in a good way).

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💔OH NO SHE DIDN’T💔

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🎈 DANCING ON MY OWN🎈

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🎊UNTUCKED🎊

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🎀WAITING🎀

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💕HE’S MINE💕

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🖤LET’S DANCE🖤

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@rosiehw as the prom queen who caught her boyfriend with someone else. Shot for @voguejapan on film before I did any retouching on any if my images. Makeup by @deborahstonetv. Hair by @kenorourke1 Styled by @cathykasterine . Rosie was 16 and this was one of her very first jobs.

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PROM - this was a story I did for Japanese Vogue. I wanted to tell a story with all the highs and lows of a real prom. The hopeful sideways glances and sloppy end-of-the-night shenanigans. My favorite part of a shoot like is always casting the “characters”. As there isn’t really any one “star” we would usually end up with mostly new faces. Models that were happy to get even one picture out of a story like this. On this shoot I cast a 16 year old @rosiehw as my prom queen. A prom queen that got dumped by her date but got revenge by making out with his best friend (the backstories I came up with were always pretty elaborate but super fun to watch unfold as the models really got into their roles)

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HOPE

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One more from this @gqaustralia shoot with @liamhemsworth because....... it’s Sunday? 🌈 Styling by @atvottero 🌈

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LIAM & MARY JANE Somewhere in Topanga for @gqaustralia . Styled by @atvottero

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Oh Hi. @liamhemsworth somewhere in Topanga for @gqaustralia. This was SUCH a fun day. Liam was 100% up for whatever @atvottero and I wanted to put him in - and I know I wasn’t the only one lusting after this @theelderstatesman bathrobe (I think I’ve maybe worn a bathrobe twice in my entire life). Maybe it’s more of a looooong cardigan?

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CRYSTAL & BRIAN 🖤 One last shot from this Coney Island story from L’uomo Vogue. There are at least 5 or 6 more I could post but figured 10 was enough. Im glad to have the whole thing living here all together in one place. 🖤

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ARTHUR

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BRIAN

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JUKEBOX BABES

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READY TO RUMBLE 🎞 Going back through my archive there are sooooo many great characters I’ve asked @arthurkulkov1 to play for me. From greaser boy ringleader to beat poet hipster. There’s nothing quite as special as finding someone you LOVE to photograph then getting free reign to do whatever you want with them. My “muses” have always been a bit rough around the edges but I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🎞

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One of @kenorourke1 s finest (mens) moments if you ask me. 🖤

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This story was shot on film - with no retouching - no swapping out and combining people from different frames - no cleaning up the clothing or the background in post. Just a kick ass casting and SO many hours spent with hundreds of contacts sheets looking for that ONE frame where everything was “right”. 🎞 Don’t get me wrong - I love a good “Frankenstein” as much as anyone - but there’s something I always loved about editing alone. No anxious editors or publicists or clients leering over your shoulder and snapping pics of the monitor. Back in the days when people actually paid attention to what was happening in front of the camera rather than what’s popping up on a monitor. 🎞 Im gonna do a bit of a deep dive into the archive on a few stories that are my favorites.....stay tuned for more. 🎞

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Coney Island Boys 🎞

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Vintage Luomo Vogue with vintage @arthurkulkov1 🎞 Styled by @robertrabensteiner Hair by @kenorourke1 Makeup by @pott28

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🖤 Brian and Crystal 🖤

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So I’ve been a bit M.I.A. on this Instagram account lately. You could call it a bit of digital detox - but that wouldn’t really be true since I’ve still been pretty active on one of my other accounts @thegillsgroup . I’ve actually been spending a LOT of time building that account which is for the rental cottages I own in Maine. Work put in there has translated to actual bookings (which feels GREAT) and since the first quarter of the year is when most people plan and book their Summer holidays - I’ve been putting in the extra effort to show up @thegillsgroup and post new content and answer people’s questions. 🧩 I also started an account for my ongoing ALL THE DEAD BOYS project. After my original ATDB account was mysteriously deleted I was pretty frustrated - especially when I wasn’t able to get any answers about WHY it was deleted. It’s called @all_the_dead_boys - and it’s work that is 100% personal - driven by my need to create completely free of clients or outside influence. It’s something I’ve been shooting off and on for several years and mixes my love for all things dark and disturbing with images that are both beautiful and unsettling. 🧩 Which brings me to this @carterbedloesmith account. My original insta. It’s a mix of Maine and personal stuff with some ATDB mixed in. And of course my fashion and celebrity portrait images as well. Those are always the images that get the most “likes” which leads me to believe that those are the images people want to see. But I don’t wanna go by the number of likes an image receives (as tempting as it might be). Although I’ve gotten a bit used to this creative segmentation in my life (do you know any other “fashion photographers” that make full on horror movies?) - I’m curious to hear from you what YOU wanna see and read here @carterbedloesmith ? . Fashion and beauty and celebrity images? . Maine? . More personal work like the ALL THE DEAD BOYS images? 🧩 Let me know in the comments below - I’m curious to hear what you have to say.... 👇🏼

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100% obsessed with ALL THINGS FALL by Mat Colishaw. I wasn’t familiar with his work at all but seeing this incredible piece that fills an entire room and sucks you into the crazy horrific story as it spins faster and faster and strobe lights flash and babies are murdered and tossed from the top of this spinning dome....leaves me speechless. Check out my story to see the piece in action. Anyone in Madrid should RUN to theJardín Botánico to see this mesmerizing show... 🖤 #wow

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I remember this shoot with @millajovovich so well. It was my last stills shoot before I left the world of fashion for almost two years to make THE RUINS. I’d photographed Milla for my first ever Conde Nast editorial for @allure and even though the story got killed for being too dark and moody (go figure) I remember feeling like I’d “made it”. We shot this image for @britishvogue on a windy day somewhere in Florida.... then I was off the next day to Los Angeles to start official pre production on my fist feature. Makeup by @pollyosmond Hair by @kenorourke1 Styled by @evyanmetzner 🖤

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9,400 short films were submitted to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. !!!!9,400!!!! 73 were programmed and after seeing them all, we spent the day today deciding which were the films that really stood out. We saw sooo many great shorts from amazing filmmakers and the winners will be revealed tomorrow night at the Shorts Awards Ceremony... 🎞 I have to say that my favorite part about this years Sundance has been my fellow jurors Young Jean Lee and Sheila Vand ( @dontworryitssheila ). It’s been such an inspiring week filled with conversations about storytelling and filmmaking with these two artists. We’d never met before the festival but after our whirlwind week I can’t imagine Park City without them. 🎞 As a filmmaker its easy to lock yourself away between projects - writing and working on your own. But creative community is such an integral part of being an artist. Sundance opened their arms to me when my first short BUGCRUSH played here. They invited me to the Screenwriting Lab and they showed my next short YEARBOOK. They programmed my feature JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD in the US Dramatic Competition section and as a filmmaker it’s been so incredible to have the support of such an amazing community. Thank you @sundanceorg 🖤

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Why does Maine inspire so many creepy stories? From vampires to werewolves to ghosts of sailors lost at sea - Maine has long been the go-to setting for stories both dark and disturbing. No doubt in large part due to local hero Stephen King - who finds endless ways to make this pine tree state so unsettling. 🌲 The thing is - when you’re here - and it’s dark and stormy outside and the wind is howling through the trees - it’s easy to believe that a shapeshifting beast might be lurking in the shadows... That the friendly old man at the flea market might secretly be practicing some Lovecraftian ritual in the dirt floored basement of his rural farmhouse... That there really is a faint ghostly voice on the howling wind... 🌒 Or maybe it’s just the Winter - getting to me. But I have a feeling it’s more than just the Winter... . . . #allthedeadboys #midnightmadness #audienceofone #horror #queerfear #scaredstiff #lonelyboy #doyouliketowatch #horrorgay #darkmaterials #darkqueer #personalwork #atdb #horroraddict #horrornerd #ilovehorror #gayhorror #horrorjunkie #queerhorror #deadboysdoitbetter #darkarts #darkanddirty #creepymaine

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I’m going (back) to Sundance! 🖤 Soooo excited to be heading off to Park City in a few days as a Juror for the Sundance Film Festival Shorts program! My first short film BUGCRUSH won the Jury prize at Sundance when it premiered there back in 2006 - and it doesn’t seem like that long ago I was roaming around Park City handing out little homemade BUGCRUSH buttons and nervously awaiting our screenings. Trying to figure out what exactly I was supposed to be doing while I was there. It was the first time I’d ever even BEEN to a film festival. 🎞 I thought I’d made a movie that only a few dark and artsy freakish types (like me:) would like.... but after BUGCRUSH played, I would hang around outside the theater - anxious to talk to any and everyone about my film. I was shocked at who approached me to say how much it affected them. Middle aged women. Straight teenagers. Hipsters. The film (based on the brilliant short story by @scotttreleaven) tapped into some pretty universal themes of longing and desire - and got under the skin of a much wider audience than I ever imagined. 🐛 If anything - the gays were the least receptive to the story of a high school crush gone horribly wrong. When the film later played at queer festivals I discovered gay men seemed to like their films with lots of naked boys and happy feel-good endings (which - spoiler alert - BUGCRUSH - most definitely does NOT have.) Horrible generalization - I know - but it was 2006 and thats what it felt like at the time. Gay Horror and Queer Fear were definitely not “a thing”. Now we’ve got podcasts like #HORRORQUEERS by @tracedthurman and @bstolemyremote and @queerwolfpod and HORROR and GAY are no longer mutually exclusive.... 🎞 Who’s going to be at Sundance? What are you excited to see? 📷 This photo of Donald Cumming as GRANT was taken by @srsheridan on set in Bowdoinham, Maine . . #allthedeadboys #midnightmadness #audienceofone #horror #queerfear #scaredstiff #lonelyboy #partyboy #loverboy #doyouliketowatch #horrorgay #darkmaterials #sucker #darkqueer #personalwork #atdb #horroraddict #horrornerd #gayboyproblems #ilovehorror #gayhorror #horrorjunkie #queerhorror #deadboysdoitbetter #darkarts #darkanddirty

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Anyone here do Morning Pages? I’ve been doing them (off and on but mostly on) ever since I first read Julia Camerons THE ARTISTS WAY almost 25 years ago. I started filling up brown craft paper Moleskine notebooks (lined) and never looked back. 🖊 When I’m doing them I’m amazed by how great it feels to spend some time each morning without email or insta or anything else (except coffee). Just a pen and paper and 20 minutes to write about whatever comes out. My handwriting isn’t great - and to be honest a lot of the time I cant even read what I’ve written if I go back to it later - but they aren’t meant to be re read. Just to be written. 📖 Thanks @mauramcevoy for this picture from The Red House 🌊 . . . #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers #themainemag #lovemaine

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☀️ @katehudson for @elleusa with @mrjoezee @davidbabaii @shalterman and forgive me but I’m blanking on who did makeup....

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🖤 ! Oh Rio ! 🖤

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LOVE HER 🖤 @dakotajohnson for @vanityfairitalia 🖤 with @peggyrice 🖤 @marktownsend1 🖤 @melaniemakeup 🖤 @ashley_johnson 🖤

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💫Happy Happy Merry Merry💫 from a little island in Maine (repost from @thegillsgroup) 🌲 #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers #themainemag #lovemaine

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✏️Drawing by Paul P aka @paulp_doe_ye_nexte_thynge ✏️

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Home. Every time I walk across this little wooden bridge down toward the Gun Club - the ocean and sky opening up into this huge expanse - I feel my shoulders drop a bit. You can’t help but slow down when you arrive at a spot like this. 🌊 These days there are no guns here at the “Gun Club” (unless you count glue guns). The cottage came with the name because when it was built in 1890 it was used as a cabin for duck hunting. Even today ducks are always nearby - sheltered from the wind and bobbing silently along the shoreline. In Winter the wind comes mostly from the West - so this East facing side of the island is mostly peaceful and calm. 🌊 What’s your “happy place”? . . . . . . . . . #exploremore #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers

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HAPPY MONDAY 💙 Lucky Blue Smith for GQ 💙 @luckybsmith @gqaustralia grooming by @mirachai styled by @warrenalfiebaker 💙

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I know it’s time to replace some of the siding on The Boathouse.... but it’s so beautiful I don’t want to. 🦞 photo of @thegillsgroup by @mauramcevoy. . . . . . . . . #exploremore #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #apoundoftobaccoandagallonofrum #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers

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Now that THEGILLSGROUP.com is up and running - I’ve been going back through my property listings on VRBO. Tweaking and updating and playing around with the images and descriptions. 🌊 This is a shot of one of the bathrooms at The Gills (the original cottage I bought on Bailey Island and where this whole Gills Group thing started). When I bought the house I got all of the furniture in it as well - including this amazing blue painted dresser which I 💙 SIDE NOTE - how come when I paint furniture it never comes out as well as this ? (Probably my impatience and not enough coats of paint...?) 🌊 If you’re curious about the cottages or Maine or Bailey Island in general check out THEGILLSGROUP.com . I’m super proud of how it turned out - and after keeping my distance for a bit after it went live - (I’d gone into a Wordpress deep dive rabbit hole) - I’ve been getting back into it. Mainly the 101LOBSTERS section (which is basically a blog) about lobster of course but also some of my favorite places to shop and explore along the coast. Working now on finally finishing my recipe for SMOKEY LOBSTER STEW... 🦞 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #exploremore #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #apoundoftobaccoandagallonofrum #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers

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Jennifer Lawrence for @elleusa ⚡️ syled by @mrjoezee ⚡️ hair by @davidbabaii ⚡️makeup by @rachelgoodwinmakeup