Anarchist “twins,” Marc and Yvette, foster kids literally found as babies in the Everglades, are now about 20, and reunited after his prison term. Together they’re determined to get her on stage (she’s a self-taught soul singer with paralyzing stage fright) and get him the rec center for lost kids he’s always wanted to build. First they have to destroy his childhood abuser and get her out of a sex-cam “lullaby” contract she made to support herself and send money to Marc’s commissary.

They also have to figure out who they are: twins or lovers. They want to know their own story, for reasons of identity and meaning, but are afraid to learn they’re definitely related, because then they can’t be in love. So they live without context, except the one they create. This is a psychedelic Florida story, buried deep in the wilderness of that hot and sticky state. Tapping into Les Enfants Terribles, Wild at Heart, Florida Project, this is the first part of a serialized "sunshine noir," with a nod to Harry Crews, a touch of cheap supermarket tabloids, a little dirt and grit, big heart, and some pop music on top.

Photography (c) copyright Neil Krug, 2021. All rights reserved.

JARDINE LIBAIRE is a novelist, (Here Kitty Kitty, White Fur and the forthcoming You’re An Animal). She also collaborated on the creative nonfiction book Gravity is Stronger Here about a Mississippi family with photographer Phyllis B. Dooney, and with Amanda Eyre Ward on The Sober Lush, essays on alternative hedonism. Libaire co-wrote with director Drake Doremus the film Endings, Beginnings, and she also writes for TV. For years, she facilitated Truth Be Told, a storytelling program in Texas prisons. She lives in Joshua Tree and her work is at Photo credit: Denise Prince

NEIL KRUG (b. 1983) is an American photographer and director based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Kansas, Krug has produced artwork for more than forty album campaigns (including Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra). He’s also released three fine art photography books, and filmed and photographed campaigns for Givenchy. Krug is currently working on a fine art monograph to be released in 2021.

Compelling narrative… [the project] gives voice to all the psychedelic, uncanny, morbid fantasy that resides in Krug’s images.