So, me and Nichole had been wanting to collaborate again ever since our last photo shoot for the Bakotopia News Years cover. We’ve had several things planned that fell through for various reasons before she moved to Santa Barbara. So, once the new year rolled around again, we decided to make a better effort to get things done. We finally set a shoot date at the end of March and were all set and ready to go. That was until a crazy storm decided to roll through and flood everyone out. Fortunately, we had better luck a week later and had some fun. Here are some of the images that I put together. All of the outfits were create by Nichole. You can check out more of her work at www.napidesigns.com
Hello tumbl town. It’s been a long time ‘tween. I’ve been doing a lot of events lately and have neglected to post anything here. I was building my blog on my photography site, but got distracted so it still isn’t live. I have been doing a lot of photo manipulation lately. Most of it just sits on my computer and gives me a laugh now and then. I do notice a theme trending. My fascination with space and alien life forms has definitely made its way into my work. Here are just a few examples of what will probably be a recurring theme.
Close encounter of the first kind. Epic jam session is halted by an unlikely observer.
Close encounter of the second kind. Our visitors are a bit more curious this time around.
Close encounter of the third kind. Their work in alien human hybridization is quite advanced these days. One can only imagine what the future holds.
Those who know me, know I love to mess around with my photos. Most of them never get posted up anywhere, and most of them are usually just to make me laugh. Lately, I’ve been thinking of taking this a bit more seriously (or as close to serious as I can realistically come) and decided I want to develop a portfolio of my quirky images to be used as ad campaigns.
I messaged my cousin a last week and asked if he wanted to help me with a car test-shoot. I never really photographed cars before, so I thought I would give it a try before I took up a project for a body shop. My cousin has a few cars he was fixing up so I thought he might want to have them model for me.
We took his blue Toyota out and shot a couple on the east side. I just set up some lights and took some different shots. Of course, whenever me and my cousin get together, things can get pretty random. So, I ended up with the image below.
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My original idea was to add my cat into the image and make it look like was holding him on a leash. He’s always has these incredible leaps when he plays “string,” but as expected, he was camera shy. So, I opted for my best Harry Potter impression instead.
So. Not too much going on lately. I still need to post the Korn photos, but I was waiting for Bakotopia to use them first. I will probably post a few next week. In the meantime I have just been moving from the office (my day job) to work from home. Business is slow and my boss is trying to cut costs. So I am officially in this new arrangement, and as settled as I can be. The bad news is I won’t be getting paid full time and my hours will depend entirely on projects he can get. The good news is that it frees me up to do other stuff like photography.
I am hoping to get more of my own projects going; that was the reason for picking up a camera in the first place. I came into photography through the graphic design door. It wasn’t until later that I was concerned about getting a good, clean photograph. Now I have all these tools and willing participants available for use. So, I’m hoping to get back into the fun stuff.
The image below is one of my latest projects. The concept was just to shoot people individually and come up with different scenes in post production. Basically, I am working on composite images. My always helpful friend Juliane came over to help me with this first attempt. I liked this one of her reaching, so I got the idea for the floating text. I placed her in an image that I had shot a while back and left in the original texture because it gave it an odd, not-quite-set-not-quite-real feel. I used a moon texture in the background, because I love introducing celestial bodies into ordinary photos. Then, I painted in the stars and some flying saucers. The abductees are copies of my cat Orion.
Click the image above to see it on Facebook. It is always nice to get feedback on my projects.