Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

 My intention for this image was to create a scene in which you can't quite tell whether the character is fleeing from this explosion or perhaps he is controlling the fire and using it in some sort of epic battle. 

The Fate Sisters

The Fate Sisters

Check out the blog post all about how I brought this Greek myth to Life!

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

This is an image from my shoot with youtube singer/songwriter/star Mackenzie Johnson! Check out the behind the scenes blog post

The River Ran Scarlet

The River Ran Scarlet

I had the incredible pleasure of shooting with Aleah Michele! Read all about it on my blog.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

I was inspired by the idea of the tree of life and just went from there. I won't lie this was slightly inspired by Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain." He is one of my favorite directors, his work is SO inspiring! I really enjoyed playing with the themes of heaven and hell, life and death and how he is floating somewhere in-between.

The Spellbinder

The Spellbinder

Check out my blog post to see how I lit this image using only candles and iPhone lights! 

The Elemental Line

The Elemental Line

This is my friend Molly. She happens to be a fantastic makeup artist and what do you know - she doubles as a model. You can see some before and after's as well as read about some compositing tips and tricks used to make this image over on my blog!

The Dragon Slayer

The Dragon Slayer

I had a lot of fun shooting with Amy Wilder again, and then maybe just as much fun stitching together her pose from a ton of different images. Check out how I made this image over on my blog!

The Forest Guardian

The Forest Guardian

This is a piece I collaborated on with retoucher MykieR. Check out the making of blog post!! 

Temptress Of The Tides

Temptress Of The Tides

This is my lovely wife Sara pictured as some fort of mythical siren type character. You can read all about creating this image and see a speed edit on my blog!

Key To The Unseen Kingdom

Key To The Unseen Kingdom

See how I created this image in 10 steps over on my blog

The Portal

The Portal

This is an extra/outtake shot from a shoot I did with the wonderful Lulu Lovering at the Silver Lake Flicker Gathering in the fall of 2014. It was really fun to revisit the images from the shoot and end up with a totally different work of art. Check out the blog post all about it!

The Captain's Last Stand

The Captain's Last Stand

Guys I got to shoot with Thomas Willeford!! If you don't know who he is, I recommend you check out my blog post to find out!!

Create Your Own Luck

Create Your Own Luck

This is my AMAZING friend Liza! She is a costume designer/ model/ did her own hair and makeup/ is just an all around good person. This picture was taken using just one regular house hold lightbulb, and as usualy lots of photoshop magic! Check out more of Liza's work!

Blue

Blue

This is my best friend Veronica! Check out my post about taking advantage of happy accidents.

Spring Will Come Again

Spring Will Come Again

I had the pleasure of shooting Alex Currie! Read all about it on my blog!!! 

Them

Them

I had a lot of fun turing my models into creepy creatures, see how i did it here.

The Secret Doorway

The Secret Doorway

Check out my blog post about adding fantasy lighting effects to this image!

An Offering

An Offering

For this image I created a baby dragon in Photoshop, check out how I did it in this blog post! :)

The Thread of Life

The Thread of Life

I finally had some free time to create something and was faced with the delightful challenge of having no one to take pictures of, and no idea what I wanted to create.  As per usual I wandered down to the prop room to see what inspired me. I found a HUGE tub of bull ropes and decided to create a self portrait using them. I eventualy settled on portraying the idea of "the thread of life" as a very literal take on the Greek myth of "the fate sisters." You can read more about it and see some behind the scenes images on my blog.

The Lieutenant

The Lieutenant

I wanted to create something a bit more futuristic and sci-fi-esk ... I feel I have accomplished my mission. Check out my blog post for some explanation on how I get my "illustrative look" and also take a listen to my in-depth speed edit video!

She's Here

She's Here

This is my friend Charlotte! A while ago I went to an aquarium and took tons of pictures of fish. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them, so they sat on a hard drive for most of a year. Then I had this idea! This image won for best photo montage at the 2013 Vegas Guru Awards. You can read all about it here!

Releasing The Messengers

Releasing The Messengers

This is the lovely Bella who posed for me at the Wild Ones Workshop in Central Park. See all kinds of behind the scenes as well as some tips of expanding a dress on my blog!!
 

Fleeting Feathers

Fleeting Feathers

For a while I've had this idea for a villain character that controls a swarm of birds. I had always pictured it with crows, but then I realized I'd seen pictures like that before and I already had a large batch of seagull pictures I took at the beach. Why couldn't the birds be seagulls?

Swimming Moonlight

Swimming Moonlight

See lots of behind the scenes pics for this sunrise photoshoot over on my blog.

The Storm Summoner

The Storm Summoner

I took a ton of pictures of clouds out the window of the plane on my way to Photoshop World in Vegas last year, with the full intention of doing some sort of an image like this. I finally settled on an idea to use one of them to create an image of some sort of storm creating super hero...or villain I guess.

The Ground We Left Behind

The Ground We Left Behind

This is singer songwriter Ciaran Carmichael! Check out the behind the scenes post for this image.

Dogs From Space

Dogs From Space

This is my delightful doggie companion Gilmour! I needed a subject for a lighting test and as per usual he was sitting right next to me, so I plopped him onto a stool and snapped some pictures. This is what became of them.... I hope to make more silly movie posters with him at some point! :)