Cailie and Brianna are the sisters behind The Pulp Girls, a team of dreamy analog photographers and vintage store owners. Their pictures are elusive, dark, yet always innocent at once. Vibrant in colours they create their own secular world full of fairies and demons.
As sisters working together, what advantages and what disadvantages do you experience?
Well, having two of us behind the creative scenes means double the ideas! It’s actually a huge advantage because our ideas end up way better when we construct them collectively. We trust each other implicitly as well, that’s another plus. As for disadvantages, working so closely sometimes means missing another outside voice that might otherwise provide a totally different vision, and also we seem to take on too much for two people at once. We need to learn to ask for help!
Which elements of childhood do you feel are present in your photography?
When we were children, we’d spend pretty much every waking minute playing some kind of make-believe game. We’d plan out intricate stories and plays into which we’d drag our friends and family, even crafting props and writing out back-stories! Our photoshoots are pretty much the same thing, and we like to populate the story behind the shoot with mythological beings and figures out of our dreams. We also love to project a kind of child-like energy in our stories, where you live everything in the now and get wrapped up so intensely in a fantasy world.
How did you come up with the name pulp girls? what does it mean to you?
Okay this is kinda funny but here goes: First, I should mention that we tend to be very addictive people. When we like something, we will become obsessed with it. And at the time we started The Pulp Girls, we were really really into extra pulp orange juice, and voila! The name just fit. Also, we’ve always been in love with Quentin Tarantino so the movie “Pulp Fiction” has always been an influence with it’s complete bad-assery.