Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum Shoot

Just a few blocks from the studio is a really cool little museum. After Yuengling it is the area’s 2nd most visited tourist destination. Devilbliss studios would probably be 3rd if we wanted to talk about how far people travel to work with us.

Check the site out: https://jerrysmuseum.com

I have recently gotten permission to do some shooting here.

There are important details though. It is a working museum. They aren’t closing it down just for us. These sessions would be where MUAH styling was performed at the studio and then clients would walk or drive down to the museum for photos. As it is also open to the public we would have to work around them. No lingerie or provocative clothing would be allowed. We are subject to all the same rules as visitors to the museum, this means we don’t move things, don’t touch things, don’t get in or on the cars.  Still this can be a very cool session. These rules are not unlike the sessions we’ve done at Bill’s Old Bike Barn. There too we don’t disturb their normal operations. As the museum is only open for 5 hours on weekends, it means we only have the opportunity to do 4 sessions. ONLY 4 SPOTS! There is also no air conditioning and generally poor ventilation on the 2nd floor so this needs to be a fall session. This would also have to be a one look session as the logistics of running back to the studio to do a wardrobe change would talk a lot of time to do.

Here’s the details:

 

 

 

 

Shoot fee includes YOUR admission cost for the museum. If anyone comes along with you they will have to pay the admission price.

ONLY 4 SPOTS!!!! We can only be in there form Noon until 5:00.

Ready to book?  Hit the deposit form here:

Here’s some more photos:

 

Motor Court

Samples for this one of a kind location session.

Please contact me if you are interested in this shoot. Date is Friday July 27th.

Lamp Fetish – September 15

Over the years a recurring theme has surfaced in my photography. Many of my most widely regarded images have featured lighting fixtures =  lamps, prominently. Sometimes it’s a single lamp as above sometimes it’s many as the samples below will show.  Visitors to my home or to the studio will often remark “you sure do have a lot of lamps”. Yes, yes I do. On one hand it’s a practical thing. It permits me to create a variety of sets in a limited number of spaces. It’s also because I just so happen to love them. When used as a focal point with the model they can nearly take on a persona of their own.  Another aspect to this body of work is in the fact that I most love lamps to look like they are lit. In this way you can get a much more dramatic effect from the shades. I can tell you though, it’s a much more difficult task to shoot this way and have the model look good. Have you ever taken a photo in a room with a bunch of table lights? Either your people look decent and the lamps look extremely bright or the lights look good and the faces are far too dark. To achieve what I do in these sample images takes time, planning and a huge amount of trial and error work behind me.

I recently posted some images like this that has gotten a lot of feedback and inquiries. So it is time to formally offer Lamp Fetish sessions.

As far as what is a certainty, the images in the graphic above and below of Ludella Hahn will be a given. This red headed beauty (the lamp, though Ludella is swell too) on that very stereo cabinet will be available for those who are up for some sore knees and limbs. My beloved Rain Lamp will also be available, as it is a hanging fixture this would permit for terrific standing posing as seen below. While you won’t be sore afterwards you can also opt to get messy and (gently) touch the lines to let some of the mineral oil flow onto your skin. This can make for amazing images.

Additionally I will prepare another room with as many lamps together as humanly possible for an over the top set that will no doubt produce “illuminating imagery” any lamp fan will go “ooooh” for.

The details:

 

Can you do this session on August 4th? We have some openings and are offering an early bird special of $25 of any package price shown above!

Here’s some more of Ludella and the Red Beauty

Here’s a few with the rain lamp:

5 Years ago when this was taken this represented nearly every cool lamp I owned. I now easily have twice as many.

Here’s some additional images where the lamps are rather prominent to the compositions:

Kodak Carousel / Home Movies – September 9

Projecting images onto people isn’t anything new.
Personally I’ve been doing it for decades. In fact here’s a shot of myself projected onto myself on a wall outside my house:

This was shot on film and it very well may have been taken in the early 1990’s. I am in fact old.

The promo graphic shows 2 instances where I’ve done this with models. Where I take a photo of them and then project it back onto themselves. The image on the right was from a session where the model and I shot images and some video to mimic a stag film of sorts. Then I projected that onto a vintage home movie screen and we did a number of images to tell the story of a naughty housewife who finds a stash of movies and upon spooling them up reveals they are of her.

For the first time I am offering this as a themed session in the studio. Depending on the scheduling, private sessions could be tailored to the individual. Select weekday sessions are available. 

 


 

These aren’t my photos of course, but are some additional inspiration: