Dyeing Haley

A collaboration with hair guru Jenny Strebe aka The Confessions of a Hairstylist, filmed in her studio in Scottsdale Arizona.

model: @halhaus
hairstylist: Jenny Strebe
music + visuals: Primordial Creative

Help support the work of our studio at our Patreon!  Also learn how to do some of these Surreal Video FX in Adobe Premiere with my Udemy course on the topic, coupon here!

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Dyeing Haley w Jenny Strebe

“Dyeing Haley” is a collaboration with hair guru Jenny Strebe aka The Confessions of a Hairstylist, filmed in her studio in Scottsdale Arizona.
I’ve known Jenny since 2010 and it’s amazing that she’s blown up as one of those people doing convention circuits and reality shows, incredibly well known in the hair styling community. Of course I know nothing about the hair styling community so she’s still just Jenny to me! We decided to do some collaborative video work and here’s the first result.
I wanted to add I have a lot of respect and admiration for hair and makeup artists, and every so often I choose to do work that reflects those skills. Like, I can imagine Maggie with a ridiculously tall hair pile on top of her.
I made sure to film my body painter friend and another LA makeup artist doing their things to get similar kinds of videos. The irony is I’m making these as I’m leaving my studio, but those kinds of artists aren’t even able to come film in my space… and the ones who have done hair and makeup in my space, I was too busy setting it up to film them at all!
Since Jenny has lights and a nice clean environment to shoot/ film in up in Scottsdale, I think we’ll kick a bunch of these out over the next year.
model: @halhaus
hairstylist: Jenny Strebe
music + visuals: Primordial Creative

Primordial Creative is now on Patreon!

The last 2 months I’ve been doing a lot of my posting on Patreon.  For those unfamiliar, Patreon is where fans of creators subscribe at various reward tiers for exclusive content.  I have found it’s a good compromise for my 18+ work since Tumblr has essentially ceased functioning as an arts site and Facebook/ Instagram only allows censored material.

To give you an idea of what is actually over there, in the past month I’ve released photo sets with Cacia Zoo, Alina Lee/ Thumbelina, and a bunch of people from my previous LA trips.

 

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Currently I’m doing 2 PG sets and 2 18+ sets a month, and any previous 18+ videos shot with models are only available through Patreon.  My tutorials on Skillshare and Udemy will also be available for subscribers.

Though Primordial Creative works in a variety of genres, I’ve built this Patreon around the photos and videos I’ve done with some of the best models around for the last 7 years including brand new work.  The reward tiers include:

-photosets and video art pieces, PG + uncensored, with accompanying explainer videos where I tell you how it was all made

-my tutorials that I create for teaching pay sites Skillshare and Udemy, covering the Adobe Creative Suite, video editing, animation, sound design and more.

-mailed one-of-a-kind instax and limited edition printed zines

-name in the credits of video art pieces

-PDF copies of my e-books “Capturing The Face” and “Secretly”

There’s a lot of exclusive stuff there so anyone interested in helping support the Primordial Creative cause I highly encourage you to check you my Patreon page!

Maggie without a plan

Over the years my photography has gotten more and more focused around a plan – booking studio time, working with booked models or paying clients, even basing my own family photography around trips to exotic locations in the Southwest or Alaska or Hawaii or Mexico. It has been a long time where I just went out with the camera and shot stuff without a plan.

Tonight, on a routine trip to McDonald's with the kids, the sun hit just right and my daughter Maggie's hair was just the right combination of wild and fashionable.

I feel like to get good at a creative medium, or keep up one's chops, it's important to work at it during "off" time- like an illustrator who sketches while watching tv. Shot with the Fuji X-T2 and 35mm 1.4 lens.

REmixALina Fashion Video

REmixALina is a new kind of video for me – a fashion art piece in collaboration with actress and model Alina Lee.  The music is a thing I created way back in 2014, and I’m thrilled that somehow it all gelled together.  Remix and collage culture is the largest artistic influence on me- greater than pop art and surrealism.  The title, “REmixALina” was the result of leaving the caps lock on and then paying tribute to a hidden intention.

Fashion videos are of a huge interest to me currently!  Any fashion videos anyone wants to recommend to me?

 

 

Retouching Faces in Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom – a Skillshare class

This week’s addition to my Skillshare tutorial channel is Retouching Portraits in Photoshop and Lightroom.  It’s easily the most requested topic I get for the classes I teach in person.

In any portrait photography, it’s a give that there will be some facial retouching to make your subjects look their best. This Skillshare course cover the basics of both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for retouching skin, enhancing eyes, color correction and more!

Click here for the full class!

New music video – Satyr Comma, “Anticipation Ties The Knot”

Produced in the sweltering days of August where all photoshoots take place in water.  I did this for Phoenix electronic act Satyr Comma with model Lacheln using the Fuji X-T1 for the above water stuff and my GoPro Hero Black 4 for anything underwater.  Since Jessie (singer for Satyr Comma) makes jewelry, this doubled as a fashion video for her creations.