gnarzakk asked: Hey man, big fan of your work! I'm a film student that would like to try my hand at still photography, any advice for someone starting out?
Hmmm, well I could go on for days on this subject, Ive gone from being a photographer, to quitting photography to go to film school, and then kind of back again.
Over all the biggest difference is how a narrative is communicated and how movement is captured. If you’ve learned lenses really well in film school then you’re VERY prepped for photography.
Really, and everyone says this, the only way to start is to start shooting. Get a cheap film camera, I say film because when you have limited shots you will take your time framing and composing, and shoot at least a roll a week. That’s my advice.
Let me know how it goes and when you get shots up. Id love to see.
pkfortyseven asked: I agree with you a 1000% on shooting Polaroids. I've always had so-so luck shooting 35mm with my Diana. The LC-A sounds sexy. Followup: Do you develop your own film? Or do you outsource that?
I develop my own B&W but color (c41) I get processed and then handle the negative from there in most cases.
seanrrwilkins asked: Just stumbled across your work tonight. Really loving the shots and the styling. You're definitely switching it up and doing awesome stuff here. Thanks for sharing with us here.
Thank you so much. I like to keep trying new things. There will be a lot of that to come!! Changing things up a bit in the coming months. Stay tuned.
shaung70 asked: Have u ever wanted to do a photo shoot for the suicide girls ???
Hello!! I get this question some what regularly, but I haven’t answered it in a while so Im happy to answer it again.
Although I like many Suicide Girls, and have shot a few, I wouldn’t shoot for the site because I would never hand over the copyrights to my images to them.
Also, the format that SG looks for in its sets isn’t really conducive to how and what I shoot, so I dont think it would be a good fit anyways.
That being said, philosophically I support what SG does, we just do what we do differently.
HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!! May The Fourth Be With You.
Ill be posting a couple Vader shots throughout the day in honor of Star Wars day. Stay Tuned.
Darth Radeo. LA. 2013. Polaroid 1006.
(Source: Flickr / dtwoods)