Sharon Needles // Santiago Felipe

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Last month we opened up our Brooklyn Soundstage to the one and only Sharon Needles to shoot a music video for the first single off of her latest album, "Battle Axe". Aside from being an avid performer and recording artist, Needles, the "PBR Princess"  is best known for being crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar" on the 4th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She joined forces with Producer/Director, Santiago Felipe to create this hilariously dark video, paying homage to such films as Mommy Dearest and Devil Wears Prada. The sets were drenched in colors that pop onscreen, while the talent filled the space with their contrasting dark costumes. Fairly simple, yet incredibly effective use of lighting with a few overhead Arri's and some Kino Flo 4 banks to keep the shots nice and bright in our photo studio rental space. Ok, now stop reading and go get lost in the world of "Battle Axe"! 

                                                   ~words and photos by Justin Buschardt~