Instax Model Shoots #9 – McKenzie Eckels Returns

More work shot with actress and model McKenzie Eckels, 3 days into my use of the Instax Wide 300 camera and 1 day before it broke the first time.

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“Come Wander With Me” with McKenzie Eckels

Most of the models I work with are also talented actresses and singers- McKenzie Eckels absolutely excels at these (as well as being an amazing drawer and painter).  This collaboration was made as a tribute to her favorite Twilight Zone episode, “Come Wander With Me”.  The AMAZING singing is all McKenzie.  Let us know what you think!

“Dusk” zines 1-3 – model photography meets graphic design in troubled times

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I had been wanting to do a graphic design-themed zine for a long while (having access to a fairly nice color copier at my work) and by the time Phoenix Zine Fest rolled around fall of 2017, I had enough material to make 3 issues.  Models include my daughter Maggie, Alina Lee aka Thumbelina, McKenzie Eckels, Ana Corbí, and many many more of my favorite people.
Graphic design school was my first education after high school and anything pushing design or altered photography I’m there for.  It is so much fun to take an image and push it to new levels.  

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Anyone interested in actually owning a zine can order one on my shop.  Each are approximately 6×8″ with card stock cover, hand stitched binding, 20 pages of design and writing and a 16 track CD of original ambient/ trip hop music I made.

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I have an explainer video of why you may want to make a zine of your own on my YouTube!  Feel free to contribute to the list of complaining comments about how the music is too loud in this particular video.

Minimalist portraiture with Mckenzie Eckels

I was in LA earlier this month and had the opportunity to shoot with a model long on my wishlist, Mckenzie Eckels.  One of my gimmicks during this trip was a diffusion filter roll bought 2 years ago but never used; I was inspired to chop holes in it by 1950s Vogue photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, and we took advantage of messing up Mckenie’s makeup towards the end on the diffusion.

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This ended up being one of my favorite images from the trip, one that barely shows the model but shows a lot of personality.  Shot with the Fuji X-T2 with the magnificent Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R.