Tyler James Bush worked with a makeup artist and models for this extreme photo shoot in the mountains of Idaho.
“I chose Kirkham Hot Springs because of its strange beauty. It’s like being on another planet. In the photos there are three characters: The Young Deer Lady, The Old Deer Lady, and The Witch Doctor (Death). In each of the photos, the Deer Ladies are interacting in a way that seems as though The Young Deer Lady doesn’t respect The Old Deer Lady, who in turn is looking on as if she is mourning the loss of her youth. The Witch Doctor (Death) is right at her side. The deer skulls, which are in every shot, represent the past.”
–Tyler James Bush