The Soft Look

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Different scenarios require different aesthetics- work that we want interpreted as quiet or intimate needn’t be tack sharp, blazing with colors, or overly lit.  For all the time I spend coming up with mixed media, surreal pop referenced material, these kinds of natural, quiet shots are like a breath of fresh air to make.  I think of them as the acoustic numbers on an album inbetween the loud sounds and fury.  Shot with a Fuji X-E1 with the 1.4 35mm lens.

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Model Sierra McKenzie shot in October

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New Sculptural Zombie Masks

My favorite kinds of monsters were usually the non-mammalian guys- Godzilla and the Creature From The Black Lagoon and the Xenomorph- over your King Kongs, your Wolfmen… they just seemed more interesting because they were further removed from being human.  Since zombies are basically slow, stupid people, I never really dug them as a threat, but once I made my first zombie mask I instantly saw the appeal of the character; basically it’s all about figuring out how to mess up this guy, what features are missing or what scars they’d have.halloween zombie 1

I’ve got these guys and several other zombies on my Etsy sculptural mask page.  If you enjoy any of this work I encourage you to like it and share it!  For more photoworks goodness peruse my Etsy shop, follow on tumblr and twitter and instagram, and rummage around on my full site.oct 2014 pt 1_01

Shots From The Road: Skin Wars model Taj Mahal + artist Jamie Graden

Another collaboration with bodypainter/ artist Jamie Graden of LA, this time featuring Skin Wars model Taj Mahal.

Another collaboration with bodypainter/ artist Jamie Graden of LA, this time featuring Skin Wars model Taj Mahal.

LA artist Jamie Graden and myself have been slowly accumulating some really good collaborative efforts.  This one with “Skin Wars” model Taj Mahal was photographed in August, but it took a few months for our schedules to clear up enough for Jamie to do the additional illustration, send it to me, and for me to scan it and reassemble the piece using my current tiny scanner.

Halloween Shots – Percolate in “Catwomanesque”

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Two images show last year of local model + friend Percolate, who made her hair into cat-ears and donned a stunning latex suit in ridiculously hot weather.  The top image was shot with the use of a slide projector and some old slides I’d inherited.  The bottom one was merely to take advantage of the pretty sky we had that day.untitled-225

Print available on my etsy site.  I’ll be posting individual shots from this series as well as new “Scream Queens” work for the remainder of October!  If you enjoy any of this work I encourage you to like it and share it!  For more photoworks goodness peruse my Etsy shop, follow on tumblr and twitter and instagram, and rummage around on my full site.

Halloween Shots – Glass Olive as Stag Beetle

Continuing the Halloween themed posts… from 2011, work with model Glass Olive, bodypainter/ artist Jamie Graden, and hair stylist Victoria Buge in LA.  My collaborators were so creative and on point, so much of what’s in the frame were their ideas, for instance, the model wanted to be a Stag Beetle…DSC_1710-Edit-2_HDR

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Decapitated Angel – EC Comics Tribute

Model Angel Lin + others recreating an EC Comics cover that landed the company in front of Congress.

Model Angel Lin + others recreating an EC Comics cover that landed the company in front of Congress.

Model Angel Lin in my tribute to EC Comics artist Johnny Craig.  This was created last November with the help of mua Brittany Moody, hair Laura Buenrostro, hand and clothes Marcel Dejure, legs Collette Stone.

I will never forget that, prior to setting this up with Angel, I was talking with another model who wanted to do Scream Queens stuff.  I mentioned this concept and she wrote back “I do not want to be in a photo where I’m decapitated.”  That was the end of that!  Then I mentioned it to Angel who thought it was cool as hell.  Those are the kinds of people I like to work with.

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