Hey kiddies! Here is my new zombie photograph LAST STAND.
It remains true to the simple sketch from my KickStarter video, but now brought to life with actors and detail.
My star A. Michael Baldwin gave a wonderful performance! The gunshot to the head was achieved using flash paper and black powder fired through a prop head sculpted by Ryan Pintar. I then combined these elements with the kneeling zombie actor and Baldwin firing the gun on set using Photoshop.
For reasons of safety, I photographed my little niece Rev separately as well.
My friend Erica has the greatest face.
My youngest daughter Sadie gave me an identical scream to match Erica’s.
This photograph was by far my largest project to date, and only came to life with the help and assistance of many wonderful people. A special thank you to all of the KickStarter Pledge supporters who made this image possible! The success of this image has encouraged me to consider future photo projects on an even larger, more elaborate scale.
THE CREDITS :
ART DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER : Joshua Hoffine
PRODUCER : Justin Gardner
FATHER : A. Michael Baldwin
MOTHER : Erica Kauffman
DAUGHTER : Sade Hoffine
POOR LITTLE TODDLER : Rev Mercader
THE ZOMBIES :
MAKE-UP EFFECTS : J. Anthony Kosar
MAKE-UP ASSISTANTS :
HAIR : Jill Sixx
SET CONSTRUCTION :
GUNSHOT WOUND : Ryan Pintar
LOCATION MANAGER : Steve Hoffine
CAMERA ASSISTANT : Felix Mercader
DRIVER : Mike Clouse
CATERING : Mike Clouse
Anna Perry, Photography
Trevor Hawkins, Mammoth Media, Video
PHOTOGRAPHED AT 3RD ST. ASYLUM IN BONNER SPRINGS, KANSAS
A 40″ print of LAST STAND is currently on view and for sale at the LAST RITES GALLERY in NYC, as part of the ‘Zombie’ group art show curated by Travis Louie. Thank you again to Travis for inviting me to be part of this show!
More ambitious projects coming soon. See you next time!