The crown is Lizard wizardry.
I realize looking through the few posts I have here up to this date that you may get the impression I don’t shoot digitally anymore … Digital photography carries on as usual though, both for my usual corporate/commercial clients and the odd editorial. I worked with Liz a couple months ago on a project of her devising that was recently published in See 7. The best telling of the story for you is done by Liz herself on the See 7 blog, click here for that read. The story itself can be viewed here (although I am not sure how relevant that link will be as it ages, so click here to see the story hosted from my own server).
Our friend James, a previous portrait victim, came by and shot some video and put together a sweet little bts video:
Liz’s masks are so beautiful I could not resist using them for my own purposes. I have begun shooting a short series of photos – using the collodion process (surprise!) – that gravitate towards classical figurative images. Below is a teaser. I will trot out the rest of the photos once I have finished shooting them and then you can buy them!
I had envisioned this shot a long time ago. I had intended to shoot it, or something like it with another woman with a large taxidermy collection about a year ago … but life kept getting in the way with other demands and inconveniences.
I have photographed Kristy a couple times before – most recently for Wedluxe. She also has a taxidermy collection, a rather bizarre one as it happens, so when Liz described a shot she wanted to do that meshed so closely with a shot that I had envisioned (a decade+ of working together … we rub off on each other I think; imaginaceous syncronicity) I thought of Kristy straight off.
These photos will be available for sale in the near future – both prints and the original glass plates – as a part of a growing collection of “art” images I am accumulating.
Liz has a post on her blog with some bts on making the antler harness.
PS: Imaginaceous Syncronicity … I may no longer be a teenager, but I can still invent words.