These were all shot on March 7th at the Chandler Ostrich Festival, a local event where people race ostriches via chariots and bareback. They also have your typical carny atmosphere which I’ve shot panos of on-and-off over several years. The slowness of photoshop’s “photomerge” tool made it annoying to shoot panos, but modern cameras do a pretty good job with a fraction of the effort!
My very first Texture Pack is put together- live animal fur and skin textures, shot this week with the very handy Fujinon 200mm lens (300mm equivalent). It’s 14 high quality 9×13″ 300 dpi jpg textures of 7 live animals I photographed- camel, tortoise, ostrich, giraffe, zebra, llama, and antelope. There are 2 textures per animal. It’s $4 on Etsy as an instant download.
I’ve shot textures for years and never thought about releasing them commercially, but it has to be said scrolling endlessly through Google looking for hi-res textures is a pain in the ass. I prefer to make my own or buy them from people who I know made their own.
All my new tech gets broken in with Maggie, and we took some new battery-powered monolights to our backyard to get this shot. Maggie now gets $1 when she models for me, which means she asks to go take pictures even more frequently than before.
In the mid 2000s a program came out called the Rasterbator. It converted images to large dots that could be spread across dozens of pieces of paper, basically elaborate halftoning. I remember JPG Magazine in its physical existence running a contest to “show us your rasterbated photos!” Anywho, around a year ago I created a few rasterbated prints with the intention of making street art out of them, but I never got further than this nude of model Mosh which was originally shot August 2012.
BTS of a shoot I did in Nov 2013 with model Wildflower and painter Jamie Graden (shoot described in further detail in a previous post). NSFW to say the least. Unfortunately I didn’t have the iPad cord long enough to plug in, or I’d have the whole 6 hour paint job as a time lapse! This still gives a good sense of what it’s like to be on set for these kinds of shoots.
Magdalena in front of our house with her beloved Ducky. She earns dollars “modelling” for me. Interesting what the kids pick up. Sometimes they make little comics to “sell” at our art tables. Taken with the Fujinon 35mm 1.4 prime lens, my favorite.