"In Observance"

"In Observance"

Woodcut. 2’ x 4’ Birch Plywood, chalkboard paint. 2013-2018

Background Image: “Untitled” by Deb Leal. 35mm. The Loneliest Highway, UT.

"Black Witch Moth"

"Black Witch Moth"

Black Witch Moth is a short film Directed + Edited by Handfast Hotel founder Deb Leal. This moving fashion editorial explores the folklore of the Black Witch Moth, a common species found in Mexico & Central America.

Directed + Edited by Deb Leal

Performed by Yuly Mireles

Camera Operator: Steve James

Gaffer: Dan Juenemann

Grip + Electric: Pete Peterson

Hair + Makeup: Lisa Zomer

Embroidered Black Witch Moth on linen with 100% cotton floss, 2017.

"The Academics of Letting Go"

"The Academics of Letting Go"

Woodcut, 2’ x 3’. Birch Plywood, Glitter, White Charcoal. 2018. Excerpt from “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza” by Gloria Anzaldúa.

Background Image: “Cave Roof” by Deb Leal. 35mm, 2018.

"La Llorona"

"La Llorona"

Embroidered vintage army jacket. Reads, “La Luna es una mujer, Llorona” 2018. 100% Cotton floss.

"Mira"

"Mira"

Hand embroidered vintage Jordache jacket. 2018. 100% Cotton floss.

© Handfast Hotel

Background Image: “Deer at 3am” by Deb Leal. 35mm, 2018. The Loneliest Highway, UT.

"Rainbow Cuntnection"

"Rainbow Cuntnection"

Commissioned Hand Embroidered jacket, 2016-2017. 100% Cotton colorsafe embroidery floss.

© Handfast Hotel

Background Image: “Capitol Reef” by Deb Leal. 35mm. 2018, Capitol Reef, UT.

Music Video: "Mulligan"

Music Video: "Mulligan"

“Mulligan” by Small Crimes off of their first EP "Demons”.

Directed + Styled by Deb Leal

Camera Operator | Steve James

Gaffer | Daniel Juenemann

Edited by Kevan Pike + Deb Leal

https://vimeo.com/253705678

"No Malicia"

"No Malicia"

Hand Embroidered vintage Levi’s denim jacket. Felt, Sequins, 100% cotton floss. 2016.

© Handfast Hotel

Background Image: “Untitled” by Deb Leal. 35mm, 2018.