I was on facebook a few minutes ago, and saw a pretty cool wall-hanging digital print of a halloween scary thing, clicked on it, and wound up at a vendor page that included: a picture of me!
Back in the day I used to shoot and post a lot of stock photography, because I got so sick of people photoshopping on my stuff, I thought I’d just embrace it and get over it. So, for about 5 years I shot all kinds of crazy weird things, cropped and posted them, and then they turn up all over the place. It’s kind of fun.
One of the models I shot for some stuff, back in ’08, once walked into a bookstore and saw herself on the cover of a novel in the sci-fi/fantasy rack.
My series with the black robe and the scythe was, by far, the most popular. I’ve cropped up in a lot of weird places.
Also, as unit art for an MQ-9 armed ‘reaper’ drone.
It was a fun way to get my weird creativity on: dress up, set up the lights, hide a remote control, and start clowning for the camera, go home, unload the camera, and see what you’ve got. Some of these were tough – I think I jumped up and down for 20 minutes until I got the pose and the drape and the timing right. I used to use a radio remote with an extension micro-switch that I’d tape between my fingers – just a slight pressure would set it off.