Aries
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Aries

I began an avant-garde fashion series based on the signs of the Zodiac. In Greek mythology, Aries was the ram owned by Phrixus, who safely crossed the Hellespont on its back; its golden fleece was later sought by Jason.

Libra
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Libra

I began an avant-garde fashion series based on the signs of the Zodiac. In Greek Mythology Libra is sometimes identified as a Warrior Goddess named Astraea who tired of the wars of men and gave up combat in the service of Justice.

Jump!
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Jump!

This was another one of those scenarios where the idea popped fully-formed into my head before the shoot even started. McKenzie approached me about doing a shoot together and we were given the run of SPA Studios in Mukilteo, the best collaborative shooting studio in the Seattle area. McKenzien did a fantastic job of makeup with hair being done by Kendra.

Brittany
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Brittany

The fabulous Brittany DeMott modeling the amazing hair styles of P.M.K.M.I.. Makeup by the amazing Artistry by Jessica!

Madeline
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Madeline

When hair stylists become models! The fabulous Madeline Hopewell modeling the amazing hair styles of P.M.K.M.I.. Makeup by the amazing Artistry by Jessica

The Stoning of Ibtihal
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The Stoning of Ibtihal

This photo was almost real. While the calligraphy is beautiful, it is truly horrific. "In case of married (persons) there is (a punishment) of 100 lashes and then stoning to death."

Thank you to the model for sharing her incredible story of survival with us.

Paranormal
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Espionage Cosmetics' Paranormal Collection

The new line of Espionage Cosmetics launches tomorrow! Here's another one from our photo shoot where we wanted to tell ghost stories!

Earth Elemental
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Earth Elemental

The wonderful Becky Franklin as my Earth Elemental. Shot up at Sunset Falls in Index.

R'lyeh
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R'lyeh Perfume Ad

I had the idea of extending my series of H. P. Lovecraft-inspired images by creating an ad for a Cthulhu perfume.

Beat Up By A Super Hero
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Beat Up By A Super Hero

An awesome new collection of headbands hand-made by the wonderful ladies over at Espionage Cosmetics. We wanted a shot that showed off all the headbands in one fashion shot and the idea of using the onomatopoeic words to suggest the model had been beat up by a super hero.

The Bird's Nest
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The Bird's Nest

A few months ago I found this awesomely weird birds-nest baskety… thing at work. I thought it'd make a cool interesting Avant Garde fashiony hat and I wanted to do a shoot like this.

Fight Club
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Fight Club

I had seen a gritty photo of a female boxer that just sparked an inspiration in my brain. This was one of those situations where the idea springs to your head fully-formed and I immediately know who I wanted to use for the shoot. All I had to do was scout the location (a fantastic alleyway in the old Pioneer Square district of Seattle) and then reach out and grab the shot. Shawna even had a perfect opponent in her fight; her then-fiancee, now husband, Casey who is also a model.

Leo
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Leo

Leo is named for the Nemean lion in Greek mythology that was eventually killed by Heracles. It could not be killed with mortal weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than mortal swords and could cut through any armor. It was added to the night sky by Hera, Zeus's wife.

The Witch
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The Witch

This was one of those shoots where nothing seems to go right, but when everything's said and done you come out of it deliriously happy because the images you got were better than even your original exciting idea. Originally, this shoot was going to incorporate a fog machine in a victorian baby stroller, but my main prop was pulled out from under me at the last moment, and I scrambled to make do with props I had on hand. Jayla Murray was the amazing model. Costuming was done by the incredibly talented Kristine Hawthorne, and makeup by the inspiring Pamela Greico.

Check out the blog post for a tutorial on my post-processing of this shot

Wind Elemental
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Wind Elemental

We wanted to do a series of images of Becky exploring different elementals with some crazy weird, and dark makeup.

Espionage Steampunk
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Espionage Cosmetics Steampunk Collection

ThinkGeek.com hired Espionage Cosmetics to create an exclusive line of Steampunk-inspired colors. We shot this promo featuring the beautiful and thoroughly amazing Carolyn Creasia!

Pisces
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Pisces

According to Greek mythology, Pisces represents the fish into which Aphrodite and her son Eros transformed in order to escape the monster Typhon, the "Father of All Monsters".

The Hat
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The Hat

Model and make-up artist Maddie Hibbert hired me to take some photos for her portfolio. We wanted to play with some dark fashion ideas and we wanted to play with muted colors and lots of textures.

Inked
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Inked

I got together with model Madison Muschamp to do some photos for her portfolio showing a more artistic side.

Sagittarius
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Sagittarius

Traditionally Sagittarius is a centaur who hunts Scorpio, but I wanted to represent her instead as a ghostly huntress. The Aztecs, when they first encountered the Spanish on horseback thought of them as centaurs, so I wanted to harken back to that a bit. Also, white in many Native American cultures is the color of death, so the ghost theme works well.