My eldest son had his first Prom the other night. For now, we’ll not talk about the fact that I’m old enough to have children going to prom (actually, we’ll never mention it again).
This is my second attempt at this image. My first version of this debuted a year ago during my first solo exhibition. it wasn’t a bad image, and I was reasonably happy with it, but didn’t really hit the technical or emotional marks I’d hoped to achieve with it. I let it be for a while (took a break from photography as a whole, really), and a few months ago began working towards version 2.
I’ve recently begun developing my own black and white 35mm film. There’s still quite a bit to learn, especially where scanning is concerned, but I think I’m off to a decent start.
I had a fantastic amount of fun shooting senior portraits for a friend’s daughter, the lovely miss Nikkie. We experimented a bit in a studio setup to start things off then migrated out to Sandhills State Park to catch some golden sunlight before it dipped below the horizon. These are some of my favorites from the shoot.
This is the latest in the series of images that are the result of a collaboration with the remarkably talented seamstress and designer Katie Kaufman, proprietress of Enchanted Designs. This is her fantastic pirate captain costume, and I thought it’d be most fun to put her in an airship. In the distance you can see the airships “Wrath of Jove” and “Vengeance”, heavily armed and ready to do their Lady’s bidding.
This is the second shot/experiment I wanted to do with this particular room. In The Nautilus Salon, I wanted to see if I could build a convincing environment in 3D and put a practically shot model into it, and make the entire composite a nice cohesive image. In this second image, I wanted to see if I could create a bit of interaction with that 3D environment – in this case the chair.
This has fast become one of my favorite images. After my “This little light of mine” experiment, I began thinking about how fun it would be to create a full environment in 3D, then composite a practically shot model into the scene. I began gravitating towards the idea of creating something with a bit of a steampunk aesthetic. Jules Verne’s “20’000 Leagues Under the Sea” is a source of inspiration to steampunks – a Victorian era science fiction that melded unique beauty with technology, so I wanted my steampunk image to be a sort of homage to that.