Originally planned as a Tarot Card-themed shoot with carnival figures, this ended up focusing instead on the carnies themselves, specifically a geek, a snake charmer, and Siamese twins, which were, literally, connected at the head. The twins’ mischievous, playful spirit is suggested by the glearing knife and scissors posed to cut the other twin’s hair. The geek’s birds are artificial, of course, and to hint at her androgyny, we gave her a mustache. A friend of mine (Little Joe of Primrose Tattoo) drew the snake charmer’s back piece, and because a real snake wasn’t available, we shaped her hair into the form of a cobra and used fishtail braids to create a scale-like texture. Thanks to Chad Brewer (photography), Erised Ortiz (make-up), Jessica Walker, Rebecca Pedro, Katrina Elbo, and Charlette Desormeaux (models), and Carly Palensky (hair styling).