This was photographed for Nightmare: KILLERS2 haunted house. If you live in NYC, check this out. If you don’t live in NYC, get here and check it out. It’s an amazing haunt.
This is one half of the Moors Murderers in her natural habitat.
This photograph was done for NIGHTMARE: KILLERS2 haunted house. I went through the haunted house on Sunday and it left a mark — pleasantly disturbing. Go to hauntedhousenyc.com for more info.
I’m not in a rush to jump 6 months to Halloween. I was coincidentally going through some Halloween photos yesterday when I found out that we were halfway to Halloween. I figured that it was a decent time to publish some photos that haven’t yet been posted on this blog.
I made this print back in October. I’m a huge fan of Halloween and celebrate the holiday all year. I know I’m not the only one 😉
Here she is, right before we tore our drinks into pieces at a Halloween party at Times Scare.
New York, NY
November 2, 2012
(postponed party due to Sandy)
“Because you were home.” — The Strangers
New York City
November 2, 2012
Photographing at cemeteries is my thing. It’s a personal project that has seen years of accumulated photographs of memorialized existences. Yesterday, I took some time from doing work and headed to Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn to make some photos happen. My buddy from 40 Shades Studios came with and we ventured into the autumnal gloomy daze of this cemetery’s offerings.
October 24, 2012
PLEASE NOTE: This post is completely useless if you don’t click on the photo to open the gallery.
Anyone who knows me personally knows that I’m a fanatical Halloween enthusiast (redundancy check here?). In saying that, I do a lot of Halloween activities that range from cemetery photo walks (alone of course) to haunted houses. Another thing I like to do is make Halloween-esque photographs such as the pumpkin below. I’ve done photos like these every year since 2009. I was going for a film noir/German Expressionist look here by casting the shadow on the wall. Enjoy!
I have the unique privilege of complete access to KILLERS: A Nightmare Haunted House, which is quickly getting the reputation as the scariest haunted house in New York. Being a huge fan of haunted house attractions and having gone through it a couple of times, I can tell you that it is.
I’m hoping to go back there soon to take more photos like these. Enjoy.
I was in the mood to take some pictures last night but no one was around for the shooting so I set up a white background, some lights and used myself as the subject. I employed a Rembrandt style of lighting (the little triangle on the left side of my face, underneath the eye is characteristic of Rembrandt lighting). I grabbed a pumpking and started shooting.
What I used:
2 — Pocket Wizards (one in my right hand to trigger the Pocketwizard-rigged camera. Off-camera strobes triggered by camera.)
1 — Manual SB-900 (aimed downward toward my face at a 45 degree angle to get that nice triangle below my left eye for that Rembrandt look)
1 — Manual SB-600 (bounced off a refrigerator to feather just a little light onto the jack o’lantern)
1 — Mother’s secret recipe
1 — Styrofoam jack o’lantern purchased from Headless Horseman Hayrides (you’ve gotta check this place out for next Halloween)
1 — Off-white back drop
1 — Tough guy look (I was chewing gum)
I wish I had more pictures of the set up but I wasn’t thinking about discussing this at the time. I figured I’d just post the picture but then I thought it might be silly to blog about a picture I took of myself. Just seems like narcissism when it was a manifesting desire to take a picture of something in a studio-like environment.
P.S. I’m probably missing a ton of info here so if you have questions or comments, please send them forth.
(NEXT…If I can’t fit in another post between now and Saturday then the next one will be from New Orleans.)