What is this foul creature brought back from the dead? I'm back, boils and ghouls! New camera and new work in the pipeline, just in time for Halloween.
Happy belated Halloween, my minions! Things have been quiet around here, too quiet. The monster making has admittedly slowed down lately because of a new grad school program, new job, other new job, and the general craziness that goes along with entering a new field. Of course, being insanely busy is no excuse to miss out on the Halloween fun. This year is the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, so it was the perfect excuse to make two costumes that I had been planning for a while now. Without further ado, I give you Vinz Clortho, Keymaster Gozer and Zuul the Gatekeeper!
I made just about everything for both costumes from scratch, with the exception of the Keymaster's thrift store shirts. Aside from a gaggle of tweens who thought we were mad scientists, the response to our costumes was really positive, and we started making the rounds on various Halloween costume lists. We were even featured on the Funny or Die 31 Halloween Costumes Better Than Yours. Of course, now that the bar has been set so high I'm already starting to have anxiety over making next year's costumes even better. Rad!
Behold! Kali, The Destroyer! I really love how this one turned out. Then again, who doesn't like an Indian death goddess? Many thanks to my exceedingly patient model, Leah. Keep an eye out for another new photo within the next few days!
In case you missed it, John Leavengood from the Movies, Films, & Flix blog wrote Part 2 and Part 3 of the awesome series he's been writing on my horror photography. John's horror and movie reviews are top notch, so be sure to check out his other write-ups!
Minions! I have returned! Things have been quiet around here lately, too quiet. Between completing graduate school (yay!), winter holiday times ($$$), and having bronchitis for about a month (blerg), there was precious little time to provide updates (let alone schedule 5+ hour horror shoots). That is all behind us now! I finally had time to start editing some photos that I shot with a model back in early December, and I'm working on completing two new monster portraits this week. Look on my works and despair.
Every so often, when the planets align just right, I'll photograph a wedding. I was honored to shoot Amanda and Connor's lovely ceremony a couple of weeks ago in St. Augustine Beach, FL. The weather was crisp, the couple was beautiful, and the cake was moist. Overall a perfect day!
Weddings are fun! I should shoot more weddings! OR I should start offering zombie wedding photography, because I'm sure there are some brides out there with a sense of humor and a strong stomach.
Horror Art: The make-up and photography of San Gato Photography, Part 1
Follow the above link to read a shiny new article on my horror photography! Movie reviewer and horror critic extraordinaire John, writer of John's Horror Corner (@MFFHorrorCorner on Twitter) on the Movies, Films & Flix blog, wrote the first installment of a seriously cool review of my horror work. This is by far the "deepest" and most analytical response I've ever received to my horror work. I love love love his interpretation of the first two pieces in his review and can't wait to see Part II!
CLICK HERE to read the awesome article Folio Weekly did on my horror photography for their Halloween issue. I did a special horror makeover of a local Jacksonville celebrity just for this issue (the cobra pictured left). Can you guess who this is without cheating? Hard copies of this issue are available throughout NE Florida wherever Folio Weekly is distributed.
Also be sure to check out the awesome behind the scenes video of the interview and makeup process HERE!
Halloween is quickly approaching! This is a very busy month, and I'm working on several new horror projects that will be released before the holiday. Like San Gato Photography on Facebook for the most recent news on upcoming monster photos!
Of course, the BIGGEST news this month is my upcoming interview with Folio Weekly for their Halloween issue. I did a very special monster just for this issue, so if you're in NE Florida keep an eye out for it!
It's finally here! The first screening of Kitty Kitty is tomorrow night in Jacksonville! Here's the event Facebook page! I did some production set photography for the film (gallery will be up after the premier).
Kitty Kitty is a horror movie by director Blair Richardson. Filmed locally in Jacksonville, FL this creature feature uses only practical effects. If you dig indie horror and old school movie magic come out and show your support!
NOTE: This event is 18+. Viewer discretion is advised.
San Gato Photography: Horror, Conceptual Photography, and Makeup by Cat Lippi