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Illustration – odds & ends


odds & ends

Sort of a random update today… a mix of new and old. To the Illustration page, I have posted: a car I designed in a little fit of inspiration tonight, something I made for the Electric Ant blog’s “covered meme” (Gene Autry), and two images I drew for Electric Ant zine #1, but didn’t get a chance to post until now, Zombie Apocalypse, and Dukes of Cobra. Also, for the Photography page, I finally posted the promotional photography that I did for Infectious.com last fall.

 

Secured a sublet in San Francisco, so I’m moving back! I’ll be on the road in about a week…



“Recumbent” + new car photography!


Despite having a really bad cold this week, I was productive…  I posted a new illustrated photo as well as two new works for the automotive photography page.

 

new this week...

To see a bigger version of “Recumbent”, as well as a couple of behind-the-scenes photos, click here. To see a bigger version of the Chevy Malibu pic, click here, and to see a bigger version of the 911 Targa (I want one so bad) pic, click here.

 

More later. I ate too much cheese, and now my lactose-intolerance is giving me a stomach ache  🙁



Ellen and a 500


Ellen & a Fiat 500

Just posted a couple shots from last fall that I hadn’t gotten a chance to put up until now… Ellen, posing with a beautiful little black Fiat 500. Click the preview pic above to see them big and in color!

 

alsooooo... I’m coming back to California in early March. I’m excited!

 



“Takarazuka”


So this one’s a pretty different style for me. This piece was inspired by Japanese Takarazuka theatre, in which every role is played by women. I find such androgyny interesting, so with my model Katie’s help (she plays both the guy and the girl), and the very talented makeup artist Aiko, I wanted to try my hand at the aesthetic.

 

Takarazuka

I’ve included some examples of Takarazuka Revue posters, so you can see how the real thing looks:

 

Takarazuka inspiration

original shots



“Tree”


TreeI just finished a new illustrated-photo work, called “Tree”.  It’s pretty NSFW (lots of nakedness), so if you want to see the actual piece, click here, or on the preview pic.

 

I’ve been wanting to do this idea for a couple of years now, but never quite had the right logistics.  I’ve always liked the look you get when you blow ink around with a straw, and one day, my mind started wandering, and I thought “what if a human grew like that?”  I’ve also had mutants on my mind a lot lately, since I’ve been playing so much Fallout 3. haha…

 

Probably won’t have much new art here for a little bit.  I’m scurrying like crazy on stuff in preparation for my move back to California, but I will see you soon!

 

PS: Ryan started a blog for Electric Ant recently, and I post some fun art there occasionally.



“Metal”


Just finished a new illustrated-photo piece, and this one marks the return of the Robot Army series…

 

Metal

This piece features my friend Dawon, as a chromed-up android.  The previous series featured a military theme, with very rough & tumble, gritty looking machines, loaded down with gadgets.  For this piece, I wanted to channel a little of my fondness for Hajime Sorayama, and go with a smoother, more shiny aesthetic. Since Dawon is my longtime muse, and a natural model, I was lucky to have many good shots from that afternoon, but unfortunately, those all went when my hard drive died this past fall.  Luckily I had a few left over – enough to make one piece.  This year should bring many more robots!



C-Pop pix from Metromix


Sleeeepy… about to go to bed, but I thought I’d mention that Detroit Free Press / Metromix photographer Tracey Nawrot documented the CPOPpor2nity show on Metromix. See the pictures here. (It’s funny, I’m actually on the front page of the gallery, and the site. *egostroke*)

 

coverboy

The show was a lot of fun. I saw a nice selection of art from some talented people, and met some cool folks.

 

Still wading through pics from my road trip – I took many photos en route – but the documentary work has kept me a bit busy since I got to Michigan. I’ll have more fashion stuff for you kids to check out soon, and then some new illustrated-photography!



“©POPpor2nity” art show


So I’m back in Michigan,and I’ve been busy. Doing photography for a documentary about a car designer / fine artist, and also getting ready for a show…

 

©POPpor2nity

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 7pm  at C-Pop Gallery  (4160 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI)

 

I have three pieces in C-Pop Gallery’s show, “©POPpor2nity”.  This is an honor for me, as I used to frequent C-Pop as a high schooler / college student, and it inspired me quite a bit, growing up. It was thanks to C-Pop, that I got into Yumiko Kayukawa, Shepard Fairey, Niagara, AWOL, Mark Ryden, and many others.

 

The opening is on December 13th, but the show itself goes on until January 31st, so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area!

 

Anyway, more later. busy busy busy…



shoots with Annie and Mirela in Berkeley


So I’m still on the road. Had some more bad luck en route. Within 24 hours after the rear-ending incident, I got a flat tire when shooting near the Salt Flats. Things got worse late that night on the highway… A coyote ran out in front of my car and met its unfortunate end. I couldn’t stop in time 🙁  The front of my car also met a mangled fate… So now my barely-a-year-old car is pretty messed-up looking. I taped the front bumper together and cut off dragging bits of plastic, and the car seems to be able to limp along, but it will need some extensive body work when I get to Michigan. After all this, I stayed and my uncle’s place in Denver, relaxed a bunch, played GTA IV and John Carpenter movies huge via a digital projector, ate yummy food, and did another shoot while there, all of which lifted my spirits a bit.

 

Anyway, I’ve just posted shots from working with two very awesome models in Berkeley CA, as I left town:

 

AnnieMirela

I’ve been focusing on getting more commercial fashion stuff in my portfolio, and these two add quite a bit to that. I hope to work with both of them again, once I get back to California. To see more pics from these shots, click the above previews.