Monday, April 20, 2015

Evil Undead Girlfiend Promo Stills

Finally got time to edit some more promo stills for the Evil Undead Girlfiend: The Re-Animation Of Issa Kross book/film/graphic novel project. Husband and wife photographer team Zombie Crush took the original pics around 3 years ago (with white backdrop), with models Becky Lee (as Ingvar Chienne) and Smookie Tiger (as Issa Kross) .  The purpose was to flush out the characters looks, costumes and stance, helping me to write the stories and giving potential publishers/comic artists strong visuals to work with. For this set I wanted Issa to have a green/gold tone and Ingvar (her nemesis) to have a blue/grey tone. I think it works. The guns were "DieselPunk" designs I got off Etsy and are just painted and modified toy and Nerf guns. I did all the graphics and backgrounds. The skye were shots I took in Seattle with my cheap Fuji digital camera. The green slabs behind Issa were close-ups of moss covered cemetery markers in North Seattle. Issa is also holding a Dodge/Plymouth style pistol grip shifter as an impromptu weapon.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Rats & Gassers Editing

Two stills from last nights editing of Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride. I have been using FinalCut Pro directly to adjust color and contrast rather than doing it in Photoshop and then importing to FCP. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My First Cover!

Well it happened- I finally got the cover (as a photographer) of a national automotive magazine! I have been writing for Ol' Skool Rodz and Car Kulture Deluxe for quite a few years now, recently taking photos as well as writing the articles (I used to just write articles relying on others to take the pics).

This shoot featured the lovely Lisa Leopard posing in front of Big Tom and Carla McDonald's '51 Henry J Gasser, aptly named "Mr. Nasty." Behind Nasty is their other a Gasser, a 1956 T-Bird (previously featured in Car Kulture Deluxe). When I opened my mailbox, I couldn't believe my eyes. I had no idea until then that we actually got the cover. Very cool indeed!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Invisible Surfers - Straight from Hell!

Just got the artwork done for the new Invisible Surfers CD entitled Straight From Hell!. This will be released on my Go-Kustom Rekords imprint here in the U.S. of A and is the second CD I have put out by these guys. The cover art features Tony Ririe's '29 Ford Hot Rod and Pin-Up Model Kitty Mansfield. I shot all the exterior photos with the cover being a composite of Kitty layered on top of Tony's Hot Rod. We shot in Toy's small garage and I had to remove the cluttered garage background, replacing it with fire and an open highway.