It’s not often that when you are asked to do a pharmaceutical campaign for a psoriasis medication you get to create a series of surreal photo illustrated nudes. So it was a wonderful surprise when Medicus called for the Humira project and assigned me to do just that. Nudes are my favorite subject so the project was a joy, with the only downside being that we had to add makeup to simulate psoriasis on the models skin, but at the end of the day, that was the primary purpose of the images.
This image is yet another (mostly) monochromatic collaboration with the amazingly talented make up artist Min Min Ma. The model is Mila from MC2. Just can’t seem to get away from the red and black palette lately.
With great fanfare, Becca Fitzpatrick revealed the cover of Silence, the third book in the Hush, Hush saga, on MTV Hollywood Crush on May 2, 2011. This cover was yet another wonderful collaboration with Lucy Cummins of Simon and Schuster. We continued with the haunting, austere black-and-white mood established with the first two covers and now see the characters Patch and Nora united at last. For more info on the series and details of the cover shoot go to Fallen Archangel.
This image is a collaboration with Blacksnow Conversions, radical, utilitarian, couture designed and fabricated by Opie Snow and Micah Blacklight. The explosions of powder seemed the perfect compliment to their unique fashion style.
This image is part of a series relating to the relentless over-commodification of every aspect of our culture. Often I drive throughout the NYC metro area and am constantly appalled by the visual ugliness perpetrated by everyone trying to scream their messages. Adbusters picked up on the image and published it as a spread in their Big Ideas of 2011 Jan/Feb issue. Stay tuned for more images relating to this theme.
Chick-Fil-A Calendar 2011
Making the 2011 Chick-fil-A calendar “The Cows of Reality TV”* was an enormous campaign in this, our third calendar project for this client. Weeks of pre-production preceded a month of shooting on sets and locations in the United States—location shoots on an antique coast guard vessel on the Hudson River on the coldest day of the year, for instance—and horse-backing it through Costa Rica to capture 55,000 total images that were distilled for the final illustrations.
Rockettes 75th Anniversary Book
Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan is one of America’s most iconic venues. When you add the distinctive high-kicking precision dance routine of the world-famous Rockettes, you have the makings of a dream photographic assignment.
The project was to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular in a photographic book.
The follow up to Becca Fitzpatrick’s wildly successful novel, Hush, Hush is now available at bookstores. It’s Crescendo. Creating the cover imagery that introduces the heroine, Nora, was a wonderful collaboration with Lucy Cummins of Simon and Schuster to arrive at the sequel cover. Stay tuned for the third cover in the series, Silence, coming soon!
Making the cover for Hush Hush
When Simon & Schuster approached me to create the cover for the supernatural teen romance novel, Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick I was instantly drawn to the project. For years I had been working on a series of winged female nudes in b/w and this assignment seemed a natural progression from that work.
Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey Campaign
In the run-up to formal approval for the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, the American military workhorse tilt-rotor aircraft, I was charged with creating images that would show the capabilities of the one-of-its-kind hybrid helicopter-jet. The military had experienced some difficulties mastering the innovative craft—designed to function as a helicopter as well as a long-range, high-speed turboprop jet—but it had been redesigned and rebuilt and the push was on to gain Congressional approval for full production.