How did you pick the people to appear in the images?
Jason Alfano: I think I will let Rachey answer this one. She is the driving force behind this, and the one with the “Babe Squad.” I think we are both lucky to have some amazing talented friends.
Rachelyn Remz Porter: I usually try to shoot friends. I’m fortunate to have a total babe squad who are smart, funny, and talented surrounding me. I’ve lived with and been surrounded by musicians, artists, and writers for as long as I can remember, and it’s very inspiring. When you work with friends, things are looser and the photographs are more genuine.
If you had to describe the SGC NY aesthetic in 3 words they would be...
JA: Raw, life, and party. (I just mashed up Iggy Pop album titles.)
RRP: 90′s, quirky, relaxed
Who’s the SGC NY muse or dream client?
JA: Lisa Taylor in the ’70s. (See the 1977 Dior Campaign)
RRP: I would say the two people I shoot the most and consider muses are Jen from Bleached and Izzy from Hunters. My dream client? Probably Alice Glass. I think she is so amazing and such a chameleon. All of my amazing friends inspire me. They all do such crazy-awesome work it makes me want to be as rad as they are. I sound so cheesy, but whatever, forever.
What are five must-have songs on an American Girls Themed playlist?
“Suicide Child” - The Nuns
“They Live By Night” - Make Up
“The Masque” - The Dark
“Don’t Burn the Fires” - Dead Moon
“Sonic Reducer” - Dead Boys
“Dead In Your Head” - Bleached
“Boys in the Wood” - Black Lips
“Many Roads to Follow” - The Nerves
“Restless Leg” - Har Mar Superstar
“Narcissist” - Hunters
“Deadbolt” - Skaters
“Bad Decisions” - Beach Party
“I Got the Moves” - Habbibi (I’m making a video for this song this weekend!)