Euphoria, part 1

05.01.2018

photography by MICHAEL DONOVAN / styling by TIFFANI CHYNEL

story by VANESSA MATIC

Crawling into the black limo. The palm trees scattered

all along the high-way tossing their long leaves in the air.

They are like golden vultures towering around the city, all around it.

To live and die in LA. A psychological damage,

paraphiliac paradise dusted in a romantic gesture.

 

Photo of Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

 

When I think of blue, I think of an old Cadillac car,

blue sky, blue water.

When I think of fire, I imagine a child walking through a forest of flames inside a protective shell.

I think of black and white, eyes like computer screens,

flowers bright pastel like sunrises being devoured by green pastures or skyscrapers,

the infinite abstraction of logos, lips, hands, bodies, mirrors.

 

Photo of Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

 

Photo of Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

Dress: Elisabetta Franchi

Boxes, ornate, paint, photography.

Beverages, their colors, textures.

The feeling of red, the feeling of blue,

the feeling of neon,

books, paper, dvds, tables, vases, aloof trees, false eyelashes, anime.

Liquid. Sex. Innocence.

Animals embracing.

The hunter being hunted.

 Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

 

Heatwaves, sunsets, sunrises, danger, signs,

Vegas, Texas, Colorado, California, New York.

Far away, far. Architecture, stars, freckles.

Folklore’s and horse rides in midnight sun.

 

Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

 

Some people rename themselves the name of a blue felt pen.

Some people are hope, they heal, wise as streets, time, stillness.

Some are destroyers.

Multitudes of kindness and evils.

 

Photo of Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

 

Heaven on a white plate, resembling food, hell in the street…

a quiet homeless woman asking for honey

the gesture makes you cry.

Pain you’ve felt for coldness and cruelness.

Physical strength, birth, blood, fighting.

Toothless handsome strangeness.

 

Black and white photo of Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

 

Wall Street empty pin drops heard against futuristic hell.

Dogs barking. County serene, sunflowers, ears.

Tablecloth. Picnic baskets and cakes. Lavenderia and fog;

Los Angeles in spring

a cold night. Tattoos, cat on lap.

Riots everywhere.

Darkness in the skin so fair.

 

Black and white photo of Allie Leggett by Michael Donovan for MONROWE Magazine

 

EUPHORIA part 1 | Team credits

Photographer: Michael Donovan
Stylist: Tiffani Chynel
Hair stylist: Ashley Lynn Hall @ Art Department
MakeupMichal Cohen
Model: Allie Legget @ Vision
Production: Tayor Vranish