Lost Naiad 2

Took a while to get through all of the shots. Started as an issue of the number of photos, but in the end I needed a space to decide what to include. I removed the larger number of shots because they were not sufficiently distinguished from the previous shoot. This one had been intended to be part of a larger series, a mermaid traveling to the sea. Maybe I'll still do that series in the future. I had a fair number of shots that fit that plan, but for want of a nail.... The shots came out over exposed by too much for me to recover more than one. I'll get them next go round. 

Not sure what I'll be editing next, but I've a few old ones I've my eye on. 

Lost Naiad ... Squirrel!

While editing the Lost Naiad pics I got squirreled. I found another mermaid themed shoot that I'd done a while back and got distracted working on those. Then I got distracted again with an idea for some changes to the shoot I'm supposed to be working on. I did get my focus back on track though, and the updated photos are posted to the original gallery. That said, I've started editing the other shoot and will make a post when I've finished. 

Random Premise Generator

Hadn't been going to post this here, but since I just finished my last changes with the functionality, I decided to make it final. This generator is based on the one from Penguin Games (nigh a decade ago) and is meant to fill the same niche in my gaming that it did. I'm using it to generate premises for one-shots, and am building a system around running in it's world. It's probably not the last non-photography project that will get posted here, but I do still intend this to be primarily a photography portfolio. 

https://www.jamesanthony.photos/random-premise-generator

Update to Lost Naiad

I've never been quite satisfied with this series. I have a tendency to take each photo as a thing unto itself when editing, the result of which is that each photo was edited as though it had to give the full story on it's own. Thing is, those shots were always meant to be a series viewed as a whole. They can gain context from one another, and should. Not quite sure what kind of editing that will entail, but I will be taking another pass at them this weekend and will post them after. The photos in the gallery will just be replaced, but I'll make sure to do a blog post letting you know when it's completed. 

Upcoming Projects: Snow White

I was recently reminded about a project I'd set aside a while ago, that reimagines snow white as a vampire (thus explaining the blood red lips and snow white skin, why the huntsman and dwarves were so strongly swayed by her, and why the Queen wants her heart as confirmation she's dead). For the moment I'm picturing a photo series, maybe seven shots all told. Suppose I'll need about 7 or 8 models all told (Queen, Snow, Huntsman, Prince, and the Dwarves). 

Shot List

  1. Chased by the Huntsman
  2. Confrontation with the Huntsman
  3. Meeting the Dwarves
  4. Confrontation with the Queen
  5. In the coffin
  6. The Prince's Kiss
  7. Feeding on the Prince

Options for following me

Earlier I set up an RSS feed, and today I set up a Facebook page to cross post to. Blog posts should show up in both places, and I can be reached on either site.

RSS Feed Added

I've added an RSS feed to the blog, so you can keep up with new posts in the feed reader of your choice. Mostly the blog will be for my upcoming projects, but I may also post casting calls there from time to time.

Upcoming Projects: The Wyld Hunt

So far this is in the inspiration stage. I've always loved the imagery of the Wild Hunt, and I'd like to bring it forward in time. I'm picturing a group on motorcycles. It's night, the road is wet, and the fog seems to cling to, or be generated by, the riders. Neon signs provide just enough light to make out that these aren't ordinary men and women. Their faces appear normal to a passing glance, but closer attention shows teeth just a bit too long, or hair that looks more like fur, and some look to have been dead longer than they were ever living.

This one will probably run more money than I generally have to spare, but I'll figure something out. Whether that means shooting them all separately over months, and compositing them together later, or saving money till I have enough to do it in one swoop, I'm not sure. Times like this I wish I had a Patreon, or maybe enough of a portfolio together to get a Kickstarter going. 

Upcoming Projects - Carving Pygmalion

Among the projects I'd like to work on in the near future is a gender bent Pygmalion and Galatea. After a reading of Pygmalion I got somewhat taken with the image of a modern equivalent. A sculptress carving her perfect man from stone. The plan is to design a series of "book covers" for a nonexistent erotica series about a sculptress. I'm thinking 7 covers in all. I'm still working out the specifics, but hope to have the list of shots ready by next month, along with a good notion of what props and wardrobe I'll need. 

Starting Fresh

This site is meant to be something of a portfolio for me. A place to post my projects as I complete them. It's also meant to give my work a bit more focus, so that I don't get distracted from the work I want to be doing. I have a number of projects in the queue, and will post them in the gallery as they are completed. I'm still deciding whether to post about upcoming projects, seeing how dependent they are on not just myself, but the other people at the shoot. What I don't want is for those posts to become an excuse to vent about problems that come along with herding cats.