New project in mind.

I decided on a new project and I am super stoked about it! Before I provide details, I just want to update on a few things.

I recently went to Stella Natura and took a lot of pictures there. The second day was interrupted by bad weather, so I resumed my picture taking the third day. A lot of the pictures came out great, but some of them were more for documentation. My challenges were taller people standing in front of me and the sunlight fading away. I chose not to use my flash, and since my lens is mediocre, I had to deal with lighting issues. The pics still came out nice, though, and they may be viewed here. It also includes the pictures I took at the pre-festival in Nevada City.

I had another awesome photo sesh when Sacrament Ov Impurity came to town. They were joined by Xenotaph, The Witching Hour, and it was also Torture Chamber’s first show. You may see the pics here.

I want to take a moment to remind all musicians I photograph that I can provide large files of the pictures I take at shows if needed for album art, websites, press kits, or whatever. Just e-email me at angelizephotography@yahoo.com with information on the photo set you need. If I don’t reply soon, message me on my Facebook page, Angelize Photography. I have noticed a few important e-mails made their way to my spam folder, and I want to make sure you can reach me, so heads up on that.

Here is one taken at Warmaggedon of Loki from Fiends At Feast!

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I will try to add the rest of the set on my Flickr soon. I still have a lot of photo sets that I need to catch up on, and that will happen eventually. My personal life has kept me quite busy.

As for modeling shoots, I do have some things lined up that I am excited about. Most of them are waiting on more items needed for the shoot or a date to be made. I don’t like rushing things, so this is fine.

I came up with an idea for a photo series project. I have recently discovered the existence of these very old fabric masks and started collecting them to use for shoots. I know very little about these particular masks. They are said to be from the 1930’s-1950’s and I have also read they are made my Ben Cooper, however I am unsure if that information is accurate. I am also unsure of these variety of masks come from the same maker. They are so unique and amazing that I have been buying them here and there to save for shoots. I decided to make a series of them. The complete creepiness of them go perfectly with my style. I have even decided to use some concepts I had for other shoots and mesh them together with a mask to include in this series because the ideas work well together.

The magic of this photo series is I will not only be including models! I want to include friends of all shapes, sizes, age, whatnot. This includes males! Wardrobe will be discussed based on the idea for the particular mask, and masks will be available depending on what I currently own and what I am able to obtain moving forward. Modeling experience is not a must, but the usage of body language and the understanding of what I am trying to capture, is.

I can’t wait to see where things lead to with these mask shoots. One of the masks is already spoken for and I cannot wait to shoot and upload the first example! One of the reason I love these masks, and masks in general, is I am a sucker for mystery. Some of the images from this series will be different from others in various ways, but they will all definitely look related. If you have ever seen Begotten by E. Elias Merhige, you will see a hint of how I am inspired by that in this series, which I’m gonna call Hollow Shell. ๐Ÿ™‚

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A few updates.

Yeah, I know I haven’t written in a while, I suck. On a good note, I have been keeping a little busier than normal with my photography. There’s so much more I want to do, but I need time and I have to buy some things needed for some of the shoots. Since I am such a slacker in writing here, you might as well search for my photography page on Facebook. I usually put updates there.

The last two shoots I did with Mischa were quite amazing! A while back, we did this shoot which was inspired by the awesome art of Miss Van!

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We did another shoot recently that was very easy and fun to set up!

IMG_5179censoredThat was a really awesome shoot, simply done in my shower. Mischa really used that shower curtain to create some very strange effects that looked amazing! You may see more of this set HERE.

I also had an amazing shoot with Oodie and it was my first time working with her! I had admired her work for quite a while and was excited to shoot with her. I had been wanting to do a cocoon shoot and she was all about it! I got the stuff we needed and she found an amazing location. We captured some amazing images in less than an hour and I took less than three hundred images. I was fortunate the lighting was perfect.

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That was a very fun shoot. Oodie was having fun playing around in the bodyhose, especially with the clear goo. I really wanted to do a really nice cocoon shoot and she really brought it to life.

I have more shoots planned but, again, trying to set finds aside to grab the stuff I need. I’m happy my style is taking shape. My Model Mayhem portfolio is made up of images that are an example of what I want to create and I hope the willing models find me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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September 2, 2013 · 8:55 pm

I’ve been kind of keeping busy.

I am hoping that inactivity I was experiencing was just a dry patch and that I am really being productive with my photography again. That would be good. I also have some shoots planned that I am stoked about,

I am up to my eyeballs in pics from shows and also recent shoots I’ve done. Well, maybe not up to my eyeballs. But I’m backed up. I guess if you want to see what’s new, just click HEREย and look at my most recent sets on Flickr! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have had a pro-account on Flickr for a few years now and I love it, but I am kind of on the fence about their new layout. Hmm…

I did a shoot with Sydย in May and it was our first time shooting! She was very fun to work with. If you look at the set we did, you’ll see it was the nature shoot concept! I hadn’t done that in a while! Click here to see that! (Gosh, I love linking stuff.)

I recently reconnected with Luckie and it had been a few years since our last shoot. It was pretty fun! Check my Flickr if you want to see some from my set with Luckie!

I recently did a shoot with Ciara and made a little collage of it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am really pleased with how it came out! It’s a little different than that style I usually see her in, but I love it when models can pull off different looks! ๐Ÿ™‚

I've been kind of keeping busy.

One thing I can tell you about these last three shoots I did was it was annoyingly hot outside! That is and always will be my problem with summer…I hate it and don’t like to shoot in it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I try to avoid even planning shoots during triple digit weather. I am good on that! :[

As for live music, I have still been taking more pics. There’s a bunch of folders on my desk with pics I need to resize and edit. My camera seemed to be really on point when Sacrament Ov Impurity played here! I was really happy with the pics from this night: Sacrament Ov Impurity at On the Y

Here’s a pic of Jess!

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July 2, 2013 · 7:46 pm

Yes, I’m backed up again, what’s new…

I just have to laugh about it now. I guess I’ll post a few things.

Click HEREย to see pictures from a show last August which Rotten Funeral Headlined. Here’s an image from that…and remember to click these images to see a larger version.

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Those are quite late, and I do have more from last year I still need to upload. I have some recent ones available to view from this past Friday. Click HEREย to see all the pictures from Arioch and the Malefactor’s birthday show. There were a few surprises there…

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I have a whole lot of pics I still need to upload, but I keep backing myself up even more. ๐Ÿ™‚

I did a great shoot with Carma & Ciara involving different sets. Here’s a few from that…

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I took some black & whites of them…Carma and I finally did our Mommie Dearest shoot we’ve planned for so long. And I did my first alt shoot with Ciara! There’s much more in due time. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll post more stuff soon!

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New Flyer

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I have been needing to make a new flyer for a very long time and also change my rates, but I’d never made myself some time to update my flyer. So I whipped up something really fast to put on my Facebook page. It’s simple, and has the three models I’ve created with the most…they are amazing. (Mischa, Carma, Ciara) I always anxiously await working with them again.

The information I have on my Facebook is as follows…

$50 for up to TWO hours.
Includes a disk of all images and 10 edits.
Please be on time for our scheduled shoot and cancellations must be at least 24 hours in advance or I won’t be too eager to reschedule another shoot.PLEASE message me if you have questions.
Serious inquiries only.

*I will consider trade work with those who share creative compatibility or are willing to collaborate with me on my own projects.

As for the part about my own projects, I have been really wanting to update my portfolio to reflect the inspiration and art I’ve had bottled up in my mind for a while. To be honest, I don’t have any idea who would allow themselves to be almost complete putty in my hands, but I’m interested in knowing who that might be.
And then there’s that lovely part where I need to collect all the items needed for such shoots…

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March 18, 2013 · 7:20 pm

Recent shoot with Mischa!

I haven’t been shooting as much as I’d like to these days, but I do have some things I need to get in order before I can concentrate on that. I was having a conversation with a friend, Digital Pulse Photography, and he convinced me to try shooting RAW. I now have a program that can open those files, so I figured I might dabble in it. I told Mischa about the idea and we threw a shoot together. Here’s one of the images!

ImageI have some more HERE and plan to upload more soon! And how did I like shooting RAW? Well…the camera seemed a bit slower. And I still have yet to learn how all the CS6 features work. That will probably take forever. I need to experiment more…

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The Other World

 

I went to a show in Oakland Friday night. The venue is called The Other World…nice place! Check out the pics I took of The Witching Hour, Rotten Funeral, Fiends at Feast, and Lluvia:

Click here to view The Other World photo set on Flickr.

 

 

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December 30, 2012 · 8:26 pm