Friday, June 24, 2011

PHOTOSHOOT: We Belong Alive

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a fan of Cancer. After losing my Father and Mother-in-Law in the past year, it is not something that I balk at. My Mother also had cancer at 20 years old, and has been dealing with side effects still even 30 years later. Cancer sucks.

On October 6th of last year, the popular Horror T-shirt site Fright-Rags released a special edition shirt, that if bought would help support a friend of the site's who was battling cancer. (You can read the whole story HERE.)

The image that they created stuck with me for a long time, and as a Photographer, I had always thought it would make a great striking photo. When all of the components and schedules came together recently, we were able to try and physically recreate the painting.

Here is the final image, a throwback to the famous Janet Jackson cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, only utilizing Frankenstein's Monster & his Bride. I hope you enjoy it, and I also hope it instills a bit of motivation to help out someone who has cancer, or who has lost someone to cancer. It is something that unfortunately will effect every single human on this planet at some point in their lifetime...

We Belong Alive.

Here is the original image created by Fright-Rags:

Models: Tara Price & Keenan McClelland
Shot in Studio: Orlando, FL
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 1600, 800, & 800 Ring Flash
Makeup by: Ashli Szymanski of C.S Studios FX
Hair Styling by: Kaitlyn Matlock
Wardrobe Styling by: Aleksandra Chernova

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PRINT: Gothic Beauty Magazine

I recently discovered, unbenounst to me, I had been published Nationally (I think the 3rd time?) in the popular alternative "Gothic Beauty Magazine" this month. I had done a shoot in the past for Pink Label Corsets, with Orlando model Lily Le Roi in a nearby Graveyard (see Blog entry HERE). The photos were used on a write up in the magazine on the clothing label. Check out the scans below, and grab a copy at most major book retailers (that haven't gone out of business...)

Monday, June 20, 2011

PHOTOSHOOT: Insane Black Rock Shooter

I love fan Conventions. I love the atmosphere, the excitement, the costumes. (not so much the $9 Convention Center Hotdogs) I've gone to conventions since I was in high school, and have always loved the nature of getting a certain group of people together to obsess with their favorites of pop culture. One of the elements of conventions that I have not always gotten into... is Anime. Now I watched a bit of anime in school, and my wife Melanie loves some Dragonball Z, but I never fell in love with it the way others did.
Recently I applied to do a photoshoot for an anime cosplay with model Gemma. (My FIRST Anime Photoshoot!) She had created a costume for an upcoming Anime convention, of the character titled "Insane Black Rock Shooter".

I have no idea where this character is from, or what she is about, but the costume struck me as an awesome potential live action image. Gemma did a great job on the design, and I helped liven it up a bit with Photoshop. Here is the final image:

Model: Gemma
Shot in Studio: Orlando, FL
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 1600 & 800

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Another victim of my camera in the Los Angeles area, is our friend, actress and co-producer on "The Interrogationists", Janna Jude. We broke away from our busy production schedule to grab a quick shoot on her apartment rooftop, overlooking the sunset strip and downtown L.A. There was a really full moon that night.... really full.

Model: Janna Jude
Shot on Location: Rooftop, West Hollywood, CA
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 1600 & 800

Saturday, June 11, 2011


While wandering around the Los Angeles area, I also grabbed the opportunity to shoot with our friend and actress, Hollie Winnard. We lurked through abandoned cages, shacks, and giant stone enclosures. The place had definitely been fairly vandalized and entertained by local vagrants. I definitely had the feeling like I was walking through Jurassic Park's Site B. Here are a few of the shots that came out well...

Model: Hollie Winnard
Shot on Location: Abandoned LA Zoo, Los Angeles, CA
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 1600


While on a recent trip to Los Angeles to Direct a comedy Web Series titled "The Interrogationists", I was able to sneak away and get some shooting done in the famous abandoned L.A. Zoo. The place has been converted to a public park, but that didn't stop us from sneaking in and getting some shots off. Here is my friend, Actress & Producer, Priscilla Gibbons having a bit of trouble with her sushi lunch...

Model: Priscilla (
Shot on Location: Abandoned LA Zoo, Los Angeles, Ca
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Natural

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PHOTOSHOOT: aXis Magazine Cover, June 2011

Nobody likes getting sick, especially me. Having to crash in your soft fort of a bed in a Dayquil induced stupor for hours is a terrible waste of time. So when it was time to shoot the June cover of aXis, I drug myself out of a bed I had been in for 2 days with a 101 degree fever. Luckily I also drug out Paul Steward as my trusty cameraman (and extra hands to carrying gear). We met with the Miller Lite rep on the rooftop pool of the 55 West building in Downtown Orlando. The shoot went fine, the girls were fun, but I was definitely dangling by a thread of consciousness. Here is the final shot, as well as a couple favorite outtakes. Also enjoy the BTS video shot by Paul. Now on newsstands!

Models: Chrissy, Lauren, Laura & Priscilla
Shot on Location: 55 West, Downtown Orlando
Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 800

Video by: Paul Steward
Edited by: Steven Shea

Sunday, June 5, 2011


There was an independent horror film, shot last year in Orlando by our friends at CaissonFilms titled Deep Seeded. I helped out by shooting some promotional photos, as well as creating a new poster for the film. We attended the World Premiere last night at the Athens Theater in Deland. Check out a couple stills and the poster below...