Mime Time

“A magician makes the visible invisible. A mime makes the invisible visible.”   ~Marcel Marceau

  Model: Taryn Alyssa   |   Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Model: Taryn Alyssa  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

When I was a senior in high school and student prank day was approaching I wanted to hire a mime to follow around our vice principle for the day and mock everything he did. Unfortunately at the time I had no luck finding a mime to so... It would have been so much fun!
 

  Model: Taryn Alyssa    |    Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Model: Taryn Alyssa  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

I’ve always found mimes to be fascinating and highly entertaining. I love discovering street performers in my travels. Some of them have been quite brilliant at telling stories with only the use of their body motions.

  Model: Taryn Alyssa    |    Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Model: Taryn Alyssa  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

This shoot is a part of my 52 Weeks of Photography project. It's a personal weekly challenge for myself to do something crazily creative and outside the box of normality that we are all trapped in. Life is meant to be lived, not spent in an endless tidal wave of monotonous chores, and we silently forget that every day of our lives unless something interesting comes along to spur a spark of insane difference strong enough to stir us from our zombie-like stroll of blah and Netflix. 

In their silence, mimes can create that spark. They are creative souls, and very expressive. People always stop to watch them, whether out of delighted entertainment or fearful curiosity. 

  Taryn the mischievous mime sneaks up on her very bored friend, while a cop car creeps closer in the background to investigate what shenanigans we were up to.  Model: Taryn Alyssa    |    Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Taryn the mischievous mime sneaks up on her very bored friend, while a cop car creeps closer in the background to investigate what shenanigans we were up to. 
Model: Taryn Alyssa
  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

“Don't move," said Sprockett. "Mimes don't generally attack unless they are threatened.” Jasper Fforde, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing