Friday, December 24, 2010

TRONmas 2010!

It's Officially Christmas, and I can't sleep due to my throbbing wrists (Holding the baby for hours has done wonders on my carpal tunnel. Not.) and probably excitement for the arrival of Santa, I want to share our 2010 Shea Family Christmas Card.

Now that the little dude is with us and celebrating his first Christmas, I have instilled a Tradition that I have wanted to create for Years. Working the Shea family Christmas Card around a movie scene from a classic film. Now for this year we had many titles go back and forth, but in the end we decided on Tron: Legacy (luckily the #1 movie in the country this week) I designed a Photo based on the new film, to incorporate Melanie, Victor & myself in this universe. (You know how hard it is to get a good shot of a 6 Week old in Studio? Hard enough to where I had to photoshop in his entire right arm. Yep, its not real.) Check out the photo below, and if you were lucky to be one of the 48 people we sent cards to, hope you enjoyed it!

Stay tuned for next year's, I'm sure it will be epic!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photoshoot Memories: The Misfits

The Misfits are my all time favorite band. Officially. There's not much more one can ask for then Horror Movies and Punk Music. Put those together, and you have one most triumphant combination. I listen to everything from the Danzig Era, through the Graves era, and yes, I even enjoy the newer stuff with Jerry Only on vocals. (Huge fan of the new Acoustic Graves stuff as well!) My home is decorated with Misfits poster art, and I play drums in a Misfits cover band, Green Hell. So you could say I'm somewhat of a fan.

For the past 4 years, I've had the opportunity to shoot the Misfits, as they came through Florida every year. Ironically as Jerry has gotten older, the music has gotten faster and the energy incredible. This past show on December 4th in Orlando, was no exception. To think of a non-mainstream band, who has been around for 30 years (and had constant multiple lineup changes) can still pack a house and pull a punch, is wicked impressive to me. I'll continue hitting up the shows every year, until Jerry retires, or is playing the Bass from a wheelchair in a nursing home in New Jersey. Fiend Club 4 Life.

Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the past 4 years...

If you haven't heard of The Misfits, or have never seen one of their Crimson Ghost emblems (probably one of the most prominent images on the planet in Music), then jesus man, check them out!