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shots from the Madonna Inn

So a couple weeks ago, I met up with my friend Star and her friends (including Marie, who I had the pleasure of meeting last year) in San Luis Obispo, at the Madonna Inn. (You can see Star’s posts about the trip – so far – here, here and here.)


The point of the trip was to exploit the bizarre / whimsical / schizophrenic looks of the Madonna Inn, and take lots of photos of photogenic people.  I took a ton of pics, but here’s just a couple for now….



Reed, in the leprechaun room


Audrey, in the cowboy room

To see another pic of Audrey, click here.


Other new photos. good news. bad news. but I’ll save that for later this weekend…

“Lone Wolf”

Hey kids. I just finished a new illustrated-photograph, the third in my post-apocalyptic series… “Lone Wolf”:


Lone Wolf

I did this shoot in Detroit with the lovely alternative model & Suicide Girl, Vivka, during my recent visit home.  It’s been a while since I got a chance to explore an abandoned building (not as many of those in the Bay Area), so this was super fun. Vivka and I did another shoot while I was there, but I’ll probably be illustrating that a couple months down the line, as life is super busy right now.

Another recent thingy, although I didn’t blog about it before… I took some publicity shots of a local rapper, “Venom”, and his car. Here’s his car:

Chrysler 300C DUB Edition

Other than that, I’ve been doing product / lifestyle shots for the fall lineup of Infectious. I’ll post some of said shots when the product lineup is live.

In other – major – news… I’m planning on moving to Los Angeles at the beginning of November.  I, and everyone else in my company, got laid-off a month ago, since the company is shutting down. (thanks recession!) I’ve been doing freelance photography and graphic design this past month, but I’m thinking if I really want to benefit my photography career (especially for automotive photography), I need to get down to LA. Right now seems like a better time than ever to take a chance. Thus, after tabling at Alternative Press Expo in SF (more on that later), I’ll be moving.  Life is crazy, as usual!


Here’s my newest illustrated-photograph piece, hot off the Wacom….


“Sniper”. It’s the second in my post-apocalyptic series (as started with The Equestrian )


This is the result of the third shoot I did with Katie Soo. We shot in Alameda, CA, with a loose idea, but luckily, her boyfriend had a huge collection of air guns for me to choose from for props. It was a lot of fun…

Sniper bonus

Also, my apologies to anyone on Safari or IE for whom there might be oddities in the CSS layout. I’m really not a programmer by trade, and until I can get someone to help me fix the layout weirdness, for now it looks best in Firefox & Chrome.

silver / metal


So while I was in Michigan / Columbus, I did a lot of photography. I was most excited to shoot with my old friend / best muse… We did some fashion / swimsuit shots, as well as something ridiculous which I am working on now and will soon post…. (hint: the robots are back!) Anyway, click below or here to see more of the swimsuit shots…

shoot with Katie Soo in Alameda

Sorry for the super-long delay in posting. I was attacked by a zombie horde. I got busy with day-job stuff and went out of town for a week…

In mid-August I shot with Katie Soo . We did a couple of fashion shoots (which I have uploaded here ) and shot some crazy photos that I’ll be using for an illustrated-photo.


In other news, When I was in Michigan & Ohio this past 10 days, I did several shoots…. More about those soon… Right now I am jet lagged & sleeeeeeepy….

“Automaton JDM”

Hey kids. I just finished a long and laborious new illustrated-photo work… “Automaton JDM“.


Automaton JDM

JDM stands for “Japanese Domestic Market”. This is the sequel to “Automaton Classic “, which I made in spring 2006. With this one, I really wanted to make a significant jump over the last in regards to detail, setting, atmospheric lighting, and impact. This piece is made of 26 different Japanese cars & motorcycles (production and concept) that I shot in Japan and in the US. Bonus: the main red car in the chest plate is actually my Mazda3. A few other vehicles includes are the Nissan GT-R, Honda Evo 6 concept, Nissan March, Mitsubishi i, Mazda Demio, Mazda Furai concept, Mazda Taiki concept, etc… The background is at the Ebisubashi Bridge in the Dōtonbori area of Osaka, Japan.


If you’d like to see a detail of Automaton JDM, go to its gallery page


I’ve been so busy this past few months, and I’m finding myself not being able to just focus and make as much free-time art as I’d like. However, even though I don’t have the time to make the quantity of work I once did, I’m trying to compensate for that by making very deluxe illustrated photos this year. (quality over quantity).


Aaaaanyway, on to the next piece …as well as back to work on the zine (more about that later). See you soon!

Are you there internet? It’s me, Evan.

evanhaydenart.com first post

Hi everybody. I’m Evan. I live in San Francisco CA, and originally hail from a suburb outside of Detroit, Michigan.


My main artistic focuses are photography and illustration, and particularly a hybrid of the two. I also occasionally make comics and my day job is in graphic design, so I thought I’d show a variety of things, since I love making a variety of things.


I’ve had my art online on various sites since 1997, but I decided that it was time to launch a new site, one with fancy-shmancy web 2.0 bells & whistles to get my web presence out of the dark ages and into 2008. This began a couple months of racking my brain, trying to learn some CSS and PHP stuff… Now keep in mind, programming is not my forte (err, art is, hence the website), so if you find any broken links / bugs / etc, let me know! (PS: here’s a screenshot of the old site, in case you’re feeling a bit nostalgic.)


Anyway, it’s almost 2AM and I must get some sleep…. I’m hoping to update the blog part of this site fairly regularly, but if there are gaps in content, rest assured… I’m busy making new art to show you.