This collaborative music video for Seattle band Stereo Sons was born out of a serendipitous trade with drummer Mike O’Doherty for drum lessons. Together, photographer Sean Balko and I created a piece reflecting the organic sensuality of the band’s sound. The song “Ask” is off their 2014 album We’re all Friends Here.
To generate these stunning color formations, we filmed chemical reactions of heavy whipping cream, food coloring, and dish soap. The dancers, Molly Sides and Calie Swedberg, were given freedom to activate the space however they were moved. The final video was assemble in After Effects, and turned out as trippy and lovely as we’d hoped.