Posts with tag: "fashion"
What a Drag!
Saturday, September 07, 2013
What a Drag!

The latest Crypt Studios promo image "What a Drag!" came about when I was thinking of a new way to portray their company vehicle; a reaper-driven, death-black 1980 Cadillac Hearse.When are cars at their most exciting? Hmmmmmmm... when they race. What's a plausible race that would involve a hearse? Hmmmmmmm... a DRAG race. What's a meaty looking muscle machine that wouldn't be afraid to take on the "Car of Darkness"? Easy. A screaming red 1972 Dodge Charger driven by none other than Elizabeth Syn. And who better to kick this carnival off than the mighty, sexy, fire-breathing, tattooed model goddess Miss Mischief! Now when casting for these Crypt Studios promo shots I wasn't going to ...

Burying the Band
Thursday, August 01, 2013
What a Drag!

The band is dead. Literally. In a late evening frenzy, she drives to the back yard of a remote, abandoned haunted house to hide the evidence. The exhaustive digging begins when suddenly she looks up to see a light go on in the window with a shadowy figure peering down. Her secret's out... That's the premise of my latest Crypt Studios promo shot "Burying the Band". It's a caught-in-the-act theme with a dark edge and who better to have portray a heavy metal grave digger than the lovely Boston babe with the cool tattoos, Shelley C.! After pouring through countless modeling profiles, one woman really stood out as being stunningly beautiful and having a strikingly hip look to her. ...

The Getaway
Friday, June 21, 2013
What a Drag!

The concept of a modern day witchhunt intrigued me. What would it look like and what could trigger the chase? How 'bout a rocker girl stealing a $6,666.66 signature issue Les Paul Custom Zakk Wylde Camo electric guitar from a hillbilly music store owner and running wild through an old cemetery. Sounds plausible. It must happen all the time. The idea was to put a modern spin on the old Frankenstein/angry villager man hunt theme. Here's what happened:  For the setting, I needed to find an old cemetery that didn't have any modern looking gravestones or Taco Bells in the background. After scouting countless cemeteries, I was tipped off to an amazing graveyard deep in the back roads of ...

Cycle Slayer!
Saturday, June 08, 2013
What a Drag!

Lilith Astaroth. What can I say? She's as complex as she is talented. She models cosplay, steampunk, latex, fetish, you name it. She's amazing at all of them. She acts, she dances, she writes, she plays video games, and oh ya, did I mention she also fronts and sings for the death metal band Sorrowseed? This girl is busy and when not modeling, traveling, or touring with the band, she's always somewhere interesting just being very cool.On the surface, Lilith is one of the nicest, kindest people you'll ever meet. You just want to hang with her. She's calm and professional. However, when she's in front of an audience or that camera is turned onto her, it's another story. She can emit these ...

Sunday, June 02, 2013
What a Drag!

"Explosive Siren" was the first image in a series of dark art concepts I conjured up for the collection of Crypt Studios promo shoots I've been working on within the past year. I wanted something very bold, stark, and bombastic that encompassed the criteria setup by the Crypt fellas (heavy music and rock & roll women with a dark edge).My thought process started with the overall shape of the image and worked its way into the details. It had to EXPLODE. It also had to be sexy AND deliver a heavy metal message. The image might not make logistical sense but I think it elicits the right emotions: Now to how I pulled this one off. I chose model Siren for this shot. She lives and breathes ...

Crypt Calendar
Sunday, July 15, 2012
What a Drag!

So there are these guys. Good guys. They mean business. Music business to be exact. The also know what it's like to be in a young struggling band, trying to navigate the colossal voyage of getting a band off the ground with no money, no guidance, no producer, no manager, no rehearsal space, no quality recording, and a mountain to move to try and get noticed. That was 20 years ago.Now they're older, wiser, and have a keen understanding of what tools a band needs to give them a shot at success. Enter Crypt Studios. A one stop complex for musicians, by musicians, that offers everything a band could desire to help them along and up the ladder of fame and fortune. Rehearsal spaces, state of the ...

Wonder Girl
Thursday, September 01, 2011
What a Drag!

  The daughter of a good friend of mine was really into superheros and her uncle does costume design for Broadway shows. I saw various shots of her in these cool costumes he'd made and instantly this scenario popped into my head. I had to make it happen.I pitched my idea and everyone involved was psyched. As I had no budget to build props, buy costumes, or pay models, I had to pull the friendship card and beg for volunteers. Luckily, I have a few friends!This incredible shoot was as involved as it looks. In order to get twelve or thirteen burglars to all show up for a photo shoot, at least 18 or 20 had to be secured. Safety people had to be located behind our star in case she took ...