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Rue Morgue Magazine

July 20, 2015

My interview with artist Gary Pullin about the new INNSMOUTH project is featured in this month’s issue of Rue Morgue Magazine – on stands now!

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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.

Congratulations to Living Dead Dolls on their 16th anniversary!

Fangoria Magazine

July 19, 2014

There is an 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!

Oddities TV Show

November 14, 2013

Yes, that was me on the television show Oddities.  My wife Jen and I stopped by the store Obscura Antiques while we were in NYC – we love the show! – and ended up on-camera for Episode 16 of Season 4 – ‘No Guts, No Glory’ – which aired on the Discovery Channel just before Halloween on October 29th!

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The National Opera of Paris

May 1, 2013

The Opera National de Paris used two of my images, WOLF and BED, in the programs for their production of Hansel and Gretel, which runs until May 6th.

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

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, like shots from a scene in a movie.

The character of Thurber was played by Damian Blake.  He provided his own vintage wardrobe and grew a handlebar moustache for the 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 Bob Barber.

My regular assistant Demian Vela, as well as my wife Jen (who played the lead in LADY BATHORY) acted as crew.  Here you can see Demian 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.

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

Rue Morgue Magazine – 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!

Rue Morgue Magazine

March 2, 2009

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This month my work is being featured in Rue Morgue, arguably the greatest Horror magazine in the world. The article about my work is titled THE GIANT SPIDER, THE CANDYMAKER, AND THE WOLF WITH HANDS, and was written by the editor-in-chief herself, Jovanka Vuckovic.

I Meet Jen At My First Horror Convention

September 2, 2008

I met my wife Jen at my first Horror Convention, ScareFest in Lexington Kentucky in September 2008.

Betsy Palmer, the actress who played Mrs. Voorhees in the original Friday The 13th movie, said we would make a wonderful couple.

Thanks Betsy!  Meeting Jen was the best day of my life.