You’re so post-apocalyptic


Today’s shoot went really well. It was a great collaborative effort between hair & makeup, the designer, the other photographer and myself. We had a lot of fun and it made me want to do shoot like it every day for the rest of my life.

Here are a couple rough composites I threw together so you could see some of the work. Mind you, they are not finished. It was a blue screen shoot, so I added the backgrounds. I didn’t take a lot of time to do the work, so don’t get all critique-y on me.

Keep in mind that the scarf in the monkey shot will be better Photoshopped to look like it’s blowing in the wind. And there would be several other things added to make it look more authentic.

I’m only showing you these, because I knew you were wanting to see a couple frames.

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Epic, post-apocalyptic photograph


Today, I’m going to be one of many creative minds behind a photography shoot featuring a woman riding a motor cycle through a post-apocalyptic desert scene with a shotgun on her back and a live monkey sitting on the model’s shoulder.

The photo is a green screen shot. The background will be added later, but the crux of the shot will be created today in the studio.

I haven’t had a lot of time to post since Friday, as you may be able to tell. The weather has been gorgeous, and I hope you can understand that I wanted to take advantage of it a little. I don’t want you to think that the blog is the only thing I have in my life. Little honk.

Friday afternoon, I played golf for the first time in about 16 years. My cousin Pete, who lives here in Chicago, has decided to move to Austin, Texas. The golf outing was a sort of going away guys’ day out.

For 16 years off, I was pleased with my game. It’s not like riding a bike, but I had some decent moments.

Friday evening, Tina and I had a date-ish night. I made steak tacos and we watched 127 hours. I also texted and emailed with Xina to see if she’d send pictures of her lovely cats for Caturday.

If you haven’t seen 127 hours, it’s a good watch. Danny Boyle is a badass director, and I thought the movie worked well.

Yesterday, I spent most of the day doing errands and working out. I ran 5.75 miles and swam about a 1/2 mile. Last night, I made a couple pizzas for some friends and we played a couple games.

By the way, Scattergories is a crappy game.

We also watched Roman Polanski’s Ghost Writer last week, which I highly recommend.

I hope the weather in your neck of the woods is as beautiful as it is here today. If it is, get out and play for a while. You can thank me later.