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
Check out the blog post all about how I brought this Greek myth to 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.
Check out my blog post to see how I lit this image using only candles and iPhone lights!
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
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!
Key To The Unseen Kingdom
See how I created this image in 10 steps over on my blog!
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
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
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!
This is my best friend Veronica! Check out my post about taking advantage of happy accidents.
Spring Will Come Again
I had the pleasure of shooting Alex Currie! Read all about it on my blog!!!
I had a lot of fun turing my models into creepy creatures, see how i did it here.
The Secret Doorway
Check out my blog post about adding fantasy lighting effects to this image!
For this image I created a baby dragon in Photoshop, check out how I did it in this blog post! :)
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.
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!
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
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!!
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?
See lots of behind the scenes pics for this sunrise photoshoot over on my blog.
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.
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! :)
These are some of my select works of art. All of these photos are portraits portraying some sort of character, and are intended to tell a story.