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I'm reading Sparrow Hill Road by [livejournal.com profile] seanan_mcguire. I found I was really reluctant to read the book initially. It sat in my Kindle library for almost two weeks before I started reading it in earnest. Usually when Seanan comes out with a new book and I'm reading it the moment I realize it's in my e-book library. I suppose my reluctance came from loving the story in its original form on the Edge of Propinquity. While I know that Seanan tightened it up, it went through a more rigorous editorial process, and she filled out the world quite a bit, I was afraid it wouldn't be what I remembered.

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Coffee Service for the Dead by Amber Clark. Copyright 2010, Stopped Motion Photography. Originally published on February 14th, 2010, in the Edge of Propinquity for Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire.
Let me just say that I was wrong. I should not have put any credence in that little voice that told me to be afraid of the changes. So far, I am delighted. I am half-way through the fifth chapter, Bullets and Bad Coffee, which maps to the second episode in its 12 story run on TEOP, Deadman's Party. I wanted a bigger world during the TEOP run and now I have it. This is more than what it was before and I'm okay with that.

So many visuals came to mind reading this chapter as they did back then and that's wonderful. Now if you don't mind, there's a girl in a diner I want to get back to.
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Note: This is a cross-post from Through the Shutter

Experiments in Lighting

On the evening of Labor Day, Caylean Jewett, a senior at Cornish College of the Arts, stopped by the studio so I could play with lighting and try things I wouldn’t normally do in paid shoot. I mean, if they’re paying you to do their portrait, experimenting with lighting is probably not the best idea.

More behind the cut. )

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Note: This is a cross-post from Through the Shutter

Mmmmm. Color. Okay, I'll admit it. I have a deep love of color. Especially the more vibrant colors. Take this shoot from this evening with Miss Vixen Valentine. The colors here work, nice and vibrant.

Sometimes, I am not interested in the color, but more of the contrast. More behind the cut. )

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Note: This is a cross-post from Through the Shutter

Let me be honest for a moment, I love horror movies and horror stories. Sometimes my imagination gets the better of me. To paraphrase my model today, "You are one messed up person." I don't know that I'm that messed up, am I? I've worked with Lillian Wilde before, she was a pleasure then and a pleasure this time as well.

One thing that's awesome is that she lets me build out some photos that can be quite elaborate in terms of set up. Today she let me explore the Girl Whose Face Wasn't There and here's an image or two from that shoot. More behind the cut. )

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Note: This is a cross-post from Through the Shutter

Sometimes my muse pokes other people in the loop too and, frankly speaking, that tickles me something fierce. I've always felt that photography is a collaborative process between the photographer and the subject. There's even more collaboration that can happen when there are other creative types in involved. You know, like writers and editors. When Jennifer Brozek, an award winning editor, author, all around amazing person, and the creator of Grants Pass, saw my original piece, she loved it. And then she got this look on her face. If you've ever worked with an author, painter, filmmaker, or someone other creative individual, you know what looking I'm talking about. I get that look, who am I kidding? But Jennifer came back to me and said, "What about this idea? Could you produce something like that?"


What idea was that, you ask?


More behind the cut. )

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Note: This is a cross-post from Through the Shutter

As a photographer who works with editors and authors, sometimes I find that we don't necessarily share the same vision for an image. That happens and it's not the end of the world when it does. Sometimes, I just nail it and a smile creeps over their face as they nod, taking it all in. Often, I'll shoot many more photos than needed and many of those won't see the light of day ever.


Yesterday, my muse hit me at while I was walking out the door, an idea about telling a portion of the story in a more non-traditional way; the comic book panel. Very specifically, using a number of photos I took for Grants Pass (Morrigan Books, Amazon). Some of these photos saw use in trailer and again here.


Here's the result of my muse grabbing me by the hair and saying, "Listen up!" It was inspired by the epilogue of the book, "Journal Entry" by Kaylee Allard.


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There are a couple of other stories from the anthology that I want to give this treatment to include "An Unkindness of Ravens" by Stephanie Gunn and "Remembrance" by James M. Sullivan. Maybe one or two more beyond those.

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