Artist Statement for my next show, Ugly Simple Truths.
With Heroes + Villains #3 officially out, I have to start thinking of what the next show will be. I offered 4 choices on Facebook for people to vote on... Read more
Holiday Sale Idea and a reveal of a new image.
Everyone has to have some kind of special for Christmas. I figured this holiday season I would harken further back to my childhood when I was collecting cards. With each... Read more
Been awhile since I did an update. Slowly but surely I've been adding artistic interpretations in the detail sections of the heroes + Villains #3 images. I have been doing... Read more
Awesome coverage from Geeksout.org
Delve further into the rabbit hole of Heroes + Villains #3 with my current interview with Jono at Geeksout.org These guys have definitely been very supportive of me since day 1. If... Read more
Heroes + Villains #3 is officially online for sale
Took me awhile to get all the numbers and and to find out what the prices were to be for pieces based on sales. You can see what is available... Read more
And Heroes + Villains #3 is alive and thriving.
The show opened on Friday to a tremendous response!!!!!! Prior to Friday the show was already tracking to have 4-500 attendees present. The show was slowly becoming THE event to... Read more
The day before...
Tonight marks the end of what most would consider 6 months of work...but in truth it has been much longer than that. Tonight the only thing I can offer is... Read more
And the show is up on the walls.
Well less than 48 hours to go and the show has been framed, placed together and hung on the walls of the gallery space. Tomorrow is a cleaning day for... Read more
The Advocate and national attention; part 2
My second article this week comes from the awesome people at The Advocate. Back when I first started kickstarter, they were one of the many people I reached out to.... Read more
1 week away and finally a reveal of Artwork through The GA Voice
Well it is one week away. All this work, all this planning comes down to next Friday. Still have some things to do on my end. Since I am stuck... Read more
Greetings True Believers,
Everything is officially off to the printers. In the end there will be 49 different images to view at the opening. 27 for the wall and the... Read more
And off to the printer we go.
Well, the wall pieces have been finalized and are in the process of being transferred to the printer's server. I cannot think of a better birthday gift for myself besides... Read more
Final week of shooting Heroes + Villains #3
And here I am at the end of my marathon. Two shoots to do this week, tomorrow the Baroness from G.I.Joe and then Ursula on Sunday. I do have my... Read more
Heroes + Villains #3 - Official Announcement of Opening
Well it has begun!!! As of this writing the facebook event has 142 people attending and 42 maybes. Not bad for starting off with a bang. I've attached the poster... Read more
The eve of the official announcement...
Tomorrow things become very real for me. The poster I've been working on gets revealed. All the information gets revealed. The date becomes public and RSVP'ing begins. It has been... Read more
This update is quick today. Everything has been finalized and set in stone. But the date has changed to November 16th from 7-11pm at the I.D. Lab....some little known performer... Read more
Heroes + Villains #3....an official reality.
This has been an amazing week. Everything I could have ever asked for and more has been given to me to make Heroes + Villains #3 an experience not to... Read more
H+V3 becomes more of a reality....
Here I am over the halfway hump of shooting and at least in my eyes what I have produced has been a huge personal growth for me. One I could... Read more
1 month of shooting left.
Woo Hoo!!!!!! I'm officially halfway done with my photoshoots for my show. Shot 14 shoots with 14 more to go this month. Marathoning it all the way!!!!! I will officially... Read more
I survived 4 photoshoots in 2 days.
This weekend was quite the challenge. In order to hit my deadlines for myself I often have to hold my feet to the fires I've created. In doing so this... Read more
The Final cast is set and scheduled
It's been a crazy week since the last post. I did three shoot last week consisting of The Penguin, Thor and Loki. Attached are some preview images from those. This... Read more
Some Character Shots and a Sale.
I did not have a chance to post any of these in the last updates, but figured it would be nice to show some of the basic character/test of character... Read more
Heroes + Villains #3 announcement ad
what a busy weekend! This weekend consisted of 2 major charity events and a photo shoot on Sunday of Captain Hook, the Crocodile Tik Tok and a band of pirates.... Read more
The New Line-Up
So as things evolve, so does my line-up for the show. Below is a list of characters that I have in mind for this show. Some are subject to change... Read more
The Green Fairy.
Well this week I was able to knock out another shoot. I've started setting dates to a great number of shoots in order to hit the deadline I have given... Read more
I win an art award...or two.
So I never really enter into national art contests, at least not with my heroes + villains. But I was approached a couple months ago from the head of the... Read more
Been awhile since posting. Had to take a break and do some downtime before the storm. Super excited that things are lining up and will begin shooting quite a bit... Read more
And introducing the Smurfs
And then there were smurfs....
So with one of my shoots, I've always envisioned it as a 2 parter. The model will be smurfette, but when it came to conceptualizing... Read more
Doing something new...pre-shooting
Greetings True Believers,
Two things came to mind the other day while I was prop shopping and doing research on fashion photography through not so shamely flipping through Vogue and... Read more
Second shoot for H + V3 complete
Everything is an evolution. What starts as a concept grows into it's own by thinking outside the box and really fleshing things out. For this series, thinking and planning have... Read more
Finding the Wild Things
Setting dates for shoots has begun. I start next week with a slow beginning of doing one photoshoot a week for Heroes + Villains. I figure as I go that... Read more
1 week away from jumping head first.
I hope everyone's incentives have arrived safely and to your satisfaction. If not, trust that it will be there in a couple days. For me I could not give myself... Read more
Incentives are on their way!!!
3 days later of self separating, packaging and addressing incentives I can officially say I am all done with incentive packages. They are about to go to the post office... Read more
It's been a couple weeks.
So my original post got deleted before I could hit send so lets try this again. I am sure it will be shorter than the last one and sorry if... Read more
Introducing my first character of Heroes + Villains #3...
Thought I would share the first image processed for Heroes + Villains #3. This is more of a literal look of the character from the movie than where we ended... Read more
First official testing of equipment.
So I have gotten my lights, battery packs and a new 50mm lens. The lens is not the one I've been waiting for but definitely one that should be in... Read more
Kickstarter Postcards have been sent to the printers.
My kickstarter postcards are sent to the printer and being produced. If you had contributed to the kickstarter and have yet to respond with your mailing address or print selections,... Read more
And it begins...
Kickstarter apparently needs to update some things on their site because I have received most of the funds pledged from this event. With that being said I am very happy... Read more
And with time out on the clock, I experience one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
I tried posting this from my phone at 530 when it happened, but alas phone was screwing up and then died. My kickstarter is officially closed. Never in my wildest... Read more
I think we need a bigger boat!!!
116% funded and 29 hours to go with no real sign of stopping. The outpouring has been incredible and people one after the other have lined up for me to... Read more
AND YOU GOT ME TO 100% but I am not done yet to see where this ends.
Last night was this crazy whirlwind of events that it is gonna take me a day or two to process everything that I am feeling right now. I had to... Read more
A funny thing happened along the way...
81% there but I will not get anything if I do not reach 100% of my goal this week. It is one thing for me to go all out for... Read more
And in the end I present myself nakedly...
Final campaign has begun on social media. Here is what I am doing and writing...
I have until June 15th (6 days) to raise just a bit over $5000 dollars... Read more
Getting back to what I do.
6 days to go!!!
I have not done a true photo shoot all month since I have started kickstarter. I needed a creative release to get my mind off the... Read more
Officially 7 days to go....
7 days left!!!
I've come so far because of your support. It is both exciting and scary to see this come to an end. I've found more support than I... Read more
An artist introspective
I've debated back and forth if I was gonna post this update or not. In the end I need to let my true believers know as much about my work... Read more
My first in-depth conversation interview has gone live.
Jono and Geekout.org really went all out on this article. Very extensive and offers a good amount of detail. I posted the initial conversation in a prior update, but this really... Read more
Photo session for a reality show
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of shooting photography for a reality show. Definitely different element at first to be in for me. The whole look of the cast and... Read more
Interview with Jono from www.geeksout.org
During Heroes + Villains #2, one of the sites that picked up my work was a website called http://www.geeksout.org/ They ran a story on me which can be found at this link. http://geeksout.org/blogs/jono/heroes-villains-2-hot-lantaThrough... Read more
Heroes + Villains meet reality.
Greetings True Believers,
Sitting at 36% and 18 days left of fundraising left. A little off on where I would like it to be, but I'm ok with the suspense... Read more
Change of focus and the creativeness has begun..
Greetings True Believers,
Two things hit me while at the gym today.
1. I am in desperate need of a creative outlet these days. I think the marketing and knowledge... Read more
25% there and wondering what do the backers want to know about me?
I have wondered what to write for the updates during these 30 days before I can start shooting next month. I guess I am more interested in what you the... Read more
My work and kickstarter makes national headlines...
I have no words for this. This was a tremendously big thing to happen to me. I am very humbled that the story was picked up and made as big... Read more
20% of the goal...almost.
On a personal note: Here I am 6 days into what I can only compare to an endeavor as exciting and scary as looking for a new job. The hardest... Read more