Update for June: SASCO Mine Shoot

Announcing a New Photo Shoot for Late June

I can’t wait to show you shots from this project I just set up.

It will be a TFP (time for print) shoot with 2-5 models. It will also be at the SASCO Mine site. Planning for being there near evening, then shooting through sunset and into the evening shooting some lowlight, no-light, and light-painting shots.

SASCO Hotel Ruins - Jane
SASCO Hotel Ruins – Jane

I love the SASCO Mine site. It’s dangerous, but exciting. The graffiti makes it look like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

This shot with Jane is one of my favorites from the last shoot at that location from the SASCO Hotel ruins which are a short distance from the smelter ruins.

I nearly always use strobes and flashes now. This one had us out in the Arizona sun around 10:30-11:00. I don’t usually shoot past 10am in this heat. I also usually won’t shoot until after 5:00pm. I don’t do well in sun with my northern skin. 

SASCO Mine - Smelter Graffiti
SASCO Mine – Smelter Graffiti

I’m still planning the shoot out – I’ll have to transition from shooting day, to sunset, to night (dark). I’m hoping for some really great stuff from all this. I’m hoping for fewer models because, otherwise, I’ll need to shoot a lot of group stuff which means very few photos, but lots of variations on basic themes – shooting and reshooting the same group pose until it all works out just so.

Then again, maybe I need to rethink the way I’m going to shoot a pro shoot with a group of ladies I may never have worked before.

I’m pretty jazzed for the big smelter again. It’s been a while since I’ve been out there and the last time I didn’t get a lot of shots I was really hoping for.

SASCO Mine - Alexis
SASCO Mine – Alexis

This time, I’m getting so many more shots I didn’t think I’d ever get to get.

I’m really looking forward to working with this group of models. It’s going to be exciting. I hope.

So, I want to get some awesome photos by the myriad of graffiti-laden walls (photos below).

 

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Cthulhu Librarian’s Discovery Announcement

Announcing the latest, Lovecraft/Cthulhu inspired Photo Painting

The Librarian's Discovery
Librarian finds a great old one populating her library

 Immediately off the holidays, I have been getting more and more requests to see my artwork. I suppose my work on putting this site together has been taking a bit longer than it should. So, without further pomp and circumstance, I introduce a new print entitled, “The Librarian’s Discovery.”

This piece really drives home my love for both photography, digital painting and the Cthulhu Mythos. I remember reading these stories when I was in High School. They didn’t really scare me, but they were invigorating nonetheless. When I first sketched this composition out on paper, I had no idea it would turn into this. I love the “underdog” status she has, her cute smile and the fact that she shot first. Take that! No madness here. No gibbering mess. She is a librarian with amazing super powers and a refusal to succumb to madness.

The model is professional, freelance, traveling model, Charlie Kristine with whom I worked a few years back for some experimental photography. It is from those shots I found the image of her in a running pose.

The Cthulhu model is actually a reworked photo of a large Cthulhu figure used for some type of Hero Clix game. I haven’t actually played the game. I imagine the Cthulhu figure was righteously expensive. Which is neither here nor there, but the idea about the figure used with a real model in an image was intriguing. I wound up adding more tentacles, altered the eyes, and enhanced the look of him. Also added the bullet blast spray in bright green.

Print sizes vary a lot. Existing prices and sizes reflect the image filling the edges of the print as close as possible, leaving a 1/4″ border to allow for matting and framing. Additional sizes are available. Please ask me if you want a different size.

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Stock-ing Stuffers

Techno Obscura Stock Circuit Board
Techno Obscura Stock Circuit Board with image file details.

I’ve posted hundreds of photos up for stock in the last couple weeks. I figured I would sift through my old files and see what I had in the vaults over the holidays. I also rediscovered some lost hard drives back in October and more in November that also had many terabytes of good, quality photo and video content. I knew I would find some, but I genuinely wasn’t prepared for the volume of stock that I found.

In all, I wound up finding over 350 images that met the criteria I was seeking. Beyond that, I narrowed it down to just under 300 after poring over some files that had serious (not feasible for fixing) issues which were not apparent on first review. Only when viewed at 100% was the issue apparent. Now, as a matter of course, I carefully examine each photo at 100% for detailed issues. Continue reading “Stock-ing Stuffers”

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New Store and Survey

New Store

Savers Black n White Photo
Black & White photo of Savers on Broadway Perspective Shot

I finally did it. I made a store so I can sell my stuff. I’m still working on it and it’s nearly there. I may have to do some CSS, to which I’m not looking forward. I know I must. Onward!

Check the latest. I’m starting with some basic stuff while I figure out what I’m actually selling. If you would like something in particular, just let me know. I may actually have it.

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