Wolfie And Her Wolf Pack
Wow real life Teen Wolves! Shot by the one and only Danielle Levitt for Dazed and Confused. You must check out this bitch Wolfie, who is so cute (and we don’t think she would mind being called a “bitch”, um, since she is a female Wolf) and howls at the moon. More about this after the jump……
SAN ANTONIO — If you want to hunt werewolves, it’s best to do it at night by the light of a bonfire.
And if you want to shoot them, forget silver bullets. Try using a camera instead.
That’s what Danielle Levitt is doing.
“I photograph people in their spaces,” the artist said.
The New York fine art photographer is chronicling the teen wolves of San Antonio for a British magazine, Dazed & Confused.
The UK, it seems, can’t get enough of the K-9.
“They appreciate youth culture in the same way,” Levitt said. “And they loved the story. And I sent them the YouTube interview that was on KENS 5.”
That video garnered more than 2 million Internet hits, giving the Crimson Blood Wolfpack a much larger audience than the local San Antonio mall scene.
The pack’s alpha dog, Wolfie Blackheart, is still taking it all in.
“I was suprised. it was interesting,” she said. “I wasn’t expecting it to get that big at all.”
But it did. For Wolfie and her friends, the attention means a cover shoot, complete with hair and makeup artists and backdrops like the deep woods and open culverts of the west side.
“I’m taking a picture of these groups of kids and I want you to understand who these kids are without reading about them because there are no words, they are strictly visuals,” Levitt said.
Levitt is no stranger to strangeness among teenagers. She’s been snapping photos of teen culture for years. She said the idea is to capture the inner strengths and vulnerabilities of her subjects.
“I’m not sure that they all have the fortune of coming from homes that they’re excited about or have been nurturing, and what this has done is given them an opportunity to be nurtured and to be loved,” Levitt said.
And if her teen subjects think they’ve got a little lupine influence in them, she wants that to come out in her photos — literally.
“The kids and their dedication to telling everybody who they are is compelling,” Levitt said. “And how they use their tales, how their style helps tell their story? Totally interesting.”
Some members of the wolfpack find the addition of claws, hair and pointed ears a bit gimmicky. But then again, they’re already wearing those tell-tale signs that got them worldwide attention to begin with.
“It’s gotten really big. When I was 11, there were six of us. And my cousin used to lead it. From then, look at it now, spread all over the Internet and everything,” Blackheart said.
For a look at some of Danielle Levitt’s photography click here.
Via: KENS 5