Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Project

It's been a bit since my last post and naturally you'd think I have been slacking, wrong! I have been shooting quite a bit of everything since my return from the city of angels (and traffic). Staying busy shooting, coupled with my increased training efforts for next months bicycle race "El Tour de Tucson" have led to fewer posts recently. To my dedicated followers, I apologize, you deserve more! Which brings me to this post. Anyone who knows me, it's quite obvious I am a big fan of cinema and quality films. One of my all time favorite directors simply has to be Quentin Tarantino. The man is a true genius at what he does, why? Because like every great artist, his work splits opinions right down the middle. It's that extreme which compels you to either hate or love his films. This is something I have been personally trying to do more in my work lately, it's not that you need something so grotesque or sexual to simply divide the opinions, but more truly expressing the art the way you see it in your head. Not everyone is going to like the way you did it, and that's ok, because there will be those who love it for that exact reason. Going back Tarantino, "Kill Bill" Vol 1 and 2 have always held a special place in my heart for their sheer rawness and dramatic style. For some time now, I have been wanting to do a Kill Bill inspired photo shoot, but I began thinking, how could I take it one step further? Then the idea donned upon me, cast a crew of individuals, find suitable locations, acquire custom outfits, and create a true homage to an artist I deeply respect. What I intend to capture will not merely be a copy of Tarantino's work, but an expression of my taste on certain scenes/events. This project will be a long process, and I will begin casting for the other available rolls shortly. Expect to see the finished product early 2014. If this is something you would be interested in helping out in any way, don't be afraid to contact me . With all that being said, I present to you "Black Mamba" as you've never seen her before.

All photos on this post taken with Canon T2i body and Canon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6, Canon 50mm F/1.8 II, and Canon 70-200mm F/4L USM lenses

Lighting setups involved two Photoflex 650w Starflash strobes and various light modifiers  

Introducing Lola as "Black Mamba"

1/160s,  F/2.8,  ISO 100

1/100s,  F/2.8,  ISO 400

1/200s,  F/2.8,  ISO 100

1/160s,  F/4,  ISO 100

"Revenge is never a straight line, It's a forest, and a like a forest it's easy to lose your get lost... to forget where you came in." - Hatorri Hanzo