Shamanik Photoshoots with Alexander Warnow

Categories: Photography, Art Direction
Dates: October 2, 2012 – October 16, 2013
Various in San Francisco & Oakland

Robert Edward Earl Hickling, Art Director, Model
Alexander Warnow, Photographer

Some photos can be seen in use at


Robert had planned on doing regular headshots with Alex, but then saw the Cindy Sherman exhibit at the SFMOMA and was inspired to do more. He got his random bits of costumes together, and began the journey into what became a shamanik photo series. Alex and Robert did four photoshoots together with various magical characters emerging, and the photoshoots became the inspiration for the founding of Shamanik Improv Klasses.

There’s a small cow in the picture. Look closely. Your patriotic pioneering pagan.

Everybody meditates differently.

Orangutan below orangutan.

Shadows of our former selves.

The whales will save the humans.

On the way to work.

Tiger playing the drum to free the platypus.

With bell in hand, we curve together.