The Models > Alyssa

Alyssa is the first model I’ve photographed from North Carolina since living here. Shot in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown, we planned from the outset to be cautious. In reality, there’s more risk going to pick up groceries right now than executing a socially-distanced shoot.

From the start of the lockdown, I had wanted to shoot this plague doctor concept but had difficulty finding a model. I had a few responses but none of them had the look I was after. When Alyssa responded, I knew she was the person for it. I already had purchased the costume and crafted the little “stay home” signs so it was just a question of coordinating schedules.

And then I realized what a terrible waste it would be to just shoot the one thing while she was here so we did a Mid-Century Casting Couch set as well. Will definitely be working with her more in the future.


Alyssa, Soviet America Trailer