Even from the very beginning -- we agreed to shoot on April Fools, this shoot was destined to be bubble wrapped in audaciousness and draped in extremities. In my brainstorming stages, she gave my bizarre side a back-scratch and admitted, "crazier the better". Thus began the Tim Burton flashes and sprawling thoughts belonging to dorm room dazes, and hot boxing to Pink Floyd records. I wanted to order up something that refused to sit pretty in the lazy senior portrait department.
Enter Cassie, a convict of oddball antics, a poster-girl for loud style and hair hues that'd be embraced by the martian. The thing that makes her so cool is her self-awareness, she's comfortable in skin that is quite the opposite of a chameleon. She'd have no use for camouflage. If Harry Potter offered her his cloak of invisibility she'd probably punch him in the face. She welcomes weirdness. She poured her soul into the hardwood, eventually landing her a scholarship in PA to play volleyball. There's more than one act to this firecracker though. She is deeply involved in theatrics, and discussed in detail with me the time she had to play a victim and survivor of something terribly violent and divulged her thought process of getting into character. What doesn't kill you only makes you stranger. This is Cassie Heatherly.