Sunday, August 29, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Victoria Leigh

I am at the beginning of a few new bikini shoots I'm doing for Look Swimwear, and I received the opportunity to shoot with the most gnarly Victoria Leigh. This setup was done on Lake Holden, near downtown Orlando. See more of Victoria at her Official Website.

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Model: Victoria Leigh
Shot on Location: Lake Holden, Orlando, FL
Canon 5D Mark II, 55mm f/1.4 Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 1600

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Russ Rollins

Through my good friend Brad, I recently was recommended to shoot new promotional shots for Russ "Triple R" Rollins, Host of the very popular, Monsters in the Morning radio show on Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando, and simulcast throughout the world through XM Radio and the Internet. This also led to shooting new promos for the entire Monster group. Russ had an idea for having him caged like a monster in a dungeon. I agreed and this is the image we came up with. A few talkbackers claim that this looks like Criss Angel's promo shot... I don't see the resemblance.

A new promotional shot for the Monsters will also be coming soon...

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Model: Russ Rollins
Shot in Studio
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 1600

Monday, August 9, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Lords of Acid

A funny story... When I first came to Orientation at the University of Central Florida, I was put into a group of 11 other students as we toured and went through a few lectures, and then sat in a comfy room, where our guide asked each person questions, hoping to form friendships. One of the questions they asked me was, "What is your Favorite Band?" My answer was... Lords of Acid.

Last week an event happened that I never planned to exist in my lifetime. I was going to see Lords of Acid live and in Concert. I had been a huge fan throughout the late 90s and into the millennium, and had never had an opportunity to see them live. When I heard they were going back on tour after a 7 year hiatus (with many new members of course) I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know something magical was about to happen. While doing some graphic work for my friend Daniel at Et Cetera Magazine, I joked with the idea of him setting up a photoshoot for me with Lords of Acid. He said, "Sure", and after a couple hours messaged me, to alert that he had indeed set up a shoot and interview with the band. Well, jump start my heart!

On the evening of Wed, August 4th, I had the ability to actually meet, help interview, hang out and shoot the 2010 lineup for Lords of Acid. They gave me a tour badge and backstage pass, and allowed me to rock out with them on Stage. They were opened by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, another favorite from the time. The band was excited to be on the road, and rekindle the relationship with their fans, the Children of Acid. This was a most amazing experience, that I will cherish for a long time...

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Models: Lords of Acid (Praga Khan, Lacey Conner, Sin Quirin, M3, Kirk Salvador)
Shot on Location: Firestone, Orlando, FL
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 800

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

aXis Magazine August 2010

For August 2010 at aXis, we re-shot our March 2009 Cover Model, Shanna Marie McLaughlin, who recently became Playboy's Miss July 2010. This UCF graduate is moving forward with her acting and modeling career, and has relocated to California. Mike Anthony Moffa did the photography for the shoot at the men's locker room at the University of Central Florida's Stadium. I shot & edited the behind the scenes video here:

See more of the August issue here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Underground Lounge Interview

I had taken this recent trip to Tampa foremostly to be a guest of The Underground Lounge horror themed talk show. It was a fun experience to hang around with Extremely Dead Jeania and Zombie Tonya on the set of their 3 year running television show. They lured me in with Energy Drinks, and I couldn't resist. Check out the episode below...

The Underground Lounge Episode #12 from The Underground Lounge on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Afternoon Flight with Angela

While visiting the Clearwater, FL area to be a guest on a locally produced Horror show, I had the pleasure of shooting with Angela Fong, former WWE Diva, Savannah. Thanks to my good buddy James Schrader, we got to shoot at the Clearwater Air Park, and had some access to a few rad airplanes. I went up in one of the planes to grab some aerial footage, and quickly realized that my stomach couldn't handle the big jumps the little plane was making. I grabbed some nice shots of the Tampa Bay coastline, and then we came right back down, just before anything messy would have happened. Luckily I was coherent enough to still get a few great setups with Angela.

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Tech Specs:
Model: Angela Fong (
Shot on Location: Clearwater Air Park, Clearwater, FL
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 1600, 800, and Ring Flash

Special thanks to my lighting assistants: James and Jamie Schrader