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BLACK LULLABY Released Online BLACK FRIDAY!

November 28, 2014

My short film BLACK LULLABY is being released online for Black Friday!  Anyone, anywhere can now watch it on my new ProVimeo site – BlackLullaby.com - where you can ‘rent’ a viewing or even download a copy to own.  Check it out and tell your friends!

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Scream Magazine UK

November 27, 2014

There is a nice article about my work in this month’s issue of Scream Magazine, the UK’s number one Horror magazine!

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Living Dead Dolls Book Cover

August 15, 2014

My photograph made the cover of The Art of The Living Dead Dolls book!  This book is an artistic homage to the record-breaking doll line, and contains over 100 images from more than 80 contributing artists.

coverI made this photograph in the basement of my house, using twigs and branches, a fake moon, and a lot of dry ice.    My daughter Shiva assisted me.

Congratulations to Living Dead Dolls on their 16th anniversary!

Fangoria Article

July 19, 2014

There is a 1-page article in this month’s issue of Fangoria Magazine about my short film BLACK LULLABY and my recent MONSTER PROM project!

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Thank you to writer Jessie Robbins and Editor-in-Chief Chris Alexander for your continuing support!

HuffPost Live

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Check out my 15 minutes of fame on HuffPost Live!

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Paris National Opera

May 1, 2013

The Opera National de Paris licensed two of my images, WOLF and BED, to use in the programs for their production of HANSEL AND GRETEL, which is running currently until May 6th.

In a curious twist of fate, my daughter Chloe – who was featured in my photograph CANDY, my own take on Hansel and Gretel – will be in Paris the same month the images are being used.

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Thank you to Mariame Clement, the production designer, for being a fan!

Kickstarting My New Zombie Project!

January 17, 2013

Hi kiddies!  I have officially started my first Kickstarter Project!

From May 25th through June 29th 2013, the great Travis Louie will be curating a show at the Last Rites Gallery in NYC entitled “ZOMBIE.” He has been kind enough to invite me to be a part of this show, so I am raising funds to help with the costs of creating my most ambitious photograph ever, “LAST STAND.”

This photograph will feature a family in their last moments right before they are completely consumed by a horde of zombies! The central figure will be the Father, who is blasting a zombie in the head with a shotgun.  My camera will freeze every detail of this explosive moment. The Father does not realize that right behind him his wife and children are already being taken down and eaten by the zombies pouring in through the broken barricades of the front door. This image will include over a dozen characters in full zombie make-up interacting all at once, on a set that will be destroyed by gunfire and fake blood.

Please check out my Kickstarter Page. There are wonderful incentives, and all pledges will receive a signed print of the final image. Tell all of your friends, help spread the word by sharing my link on Facebook, and let everybody know.  This image will be amazing!

I have already cast the role of the Father, and I am thrilled to announce that he will be played by none other than PHANTASM’s A. Michael Baldwin!

The special effects will be led by my friend J. Anthony Kosar, who recently exhibited my work in his Chicago gallery, and made his television debut this past week on Season 4 of Face/Off!  He is monstrously talented and a sweetheart and we are very proud of him! He won both events on the first episode – can you believe that? I am super-excited about our upcoming collaboration.

All prints will be signed by me, Kosar, and my star Baldwin.

Please help spread the word.  I will keep you updated on progress!

Making PICKMAN’S MASTERPIECE

April 1, 2011

Hey kiddies!  This is a recent project I photographed for Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine called PICKMAN’S MASTERPIECE.

This sequence of images is based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft called PICKMAN’S MODEL.  This story was originally published in 1927 in Weird Tales.  I was attracted to this project because of the character of Pickman – who in Lovecraft’s mythology is a brilliant but marginalized artist notorious for his horrifying artwork.  Due to the graphic and disturbing nature of his work,  he is shunned by his fellow artists.

All of this struck me as eerily familiar.

With limited time and budget, I chose to focus on the moment in the story when Pickman brings Thurber, the narrator, into his underground studio to show him his Masterpiece – his greatest and worst work – the one that can never be shown in public.

Instead of creating one heroic image, I wanted to create a sequence of images as if they were shots from a scene in an old Hammer movie.

The character of Thurber was played by Damian Blake, a talented performer and professional Charlie Chaplin impersonator.  He was able to provide his own vintage wardrobe and grew a handlebar moustache just for this project.  Here you can see Damian standing in for a lighting test while still wearing his coat.  The basement location was very cold.

The character of Pickman was played by my friend and regular actor Bob Barber.

My friend and regular assistant Demien Vela, as well as my lovely bride Jen Cogar (who played the lead in LADY BATHORY) acted as crew.  Here you can see Demien running the fog machine and moving the sheet into position using fishing line.

Pickman’s artwork was provided by fellow Horror Photographer Chad Michael Ward.  To see more examples of his work (which ranges from Horror to Erotica) check out his website at DigitalApocalypse.com

Thank you to Phil Kim at Famous Monsters for inviting me to shoot this project.  See you next time!

Fangoria

October 7, 2010

This month Fangoria, America’s leading Horror magazine, features a two page article about me and my photography.  Fangoria described my work as “nothing short of jaw-dropping.”  I had a subscription to Fangoria as a boy (I had very indulgent parents) – so I am amazed and excited to see my work in their hallowed pages!

Rue Morgue Black 100

May 21, 2010

This month my photograph KEYHOLE is published in Rue Morgue Magazine as part of the Nightmare Gallery in their special 100th issue – the BLACK 100.  My photograph is alongside the works of many of my favorite artists, including Travis Louie and Kris Kuksi.  Happy anniversary to Rue Morgue!


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