I love my cherry blossoms! When I drive down the street now it’s like I’m throwing confetti everywhere. I get to watch pink snow drift by my window all day while I’m editing.

Behind the Scenes, Pug

While shooting with kambriel we had a little doggus interruptus in the park. Her name was Lily, and she was the Tasmanian devil of pugs. She was spinning around in a crazy pug whirlwind, wheezing and grunting and generally freaking out. The crazed look on her face in the last panel says it all.

Fancy Rabbit

Fashion and rabbiting by kambriel

Happy Spring!
(I realize Easter was yesterday but I was busy) The fancy Easter Bunny brings you antique lace and yards of velvet for spring, and every proper bunny always remembers their satin gloves.
Gorgeous ruff and dress brought to you by this year’s bunny, kambriel !

Happy Spring!

(I realize Easter was yesterday but I was busy) The fancy Easter Bunny brings you antique lace and yards of velvet for spring, and every proper bunny always remembers their satin gloves.

Gorgeous ruff and dress brought to you by this year’s bunny, kambriel !

Hoo hoo, look! It’s me as a baby Goth, circa 1992-94. #nostalgia #Seattlegoth #90s #sogoth #selfie

Hoo hoo, look! It’s me as a baby Goth, circa 1992-94. #nostalgia #Seattlegoth #90s #sogoth #selfie

Branches, 2004

Whoo whee, this is an old one, but still one of my favorite ideas. Shot with an Olympus C-3020, my first digital camera. It was 3.2 MP people! Hahahaha! And it cost $500.00. Ahh, technology, you’ve come a long way baby.

Soooooooo, sorry I haven’t been able to show you anything new. I have been editing photos that are awaiting publication in Gothesque, Rebelicious, and Dark Beauty (hopefully) so I’m not “allowed” to share them online for a while. I will have new work to share next week, so stay tuned.

The Red Veil, 2008

Mr Black, 2004

Promo shots for Rod Black, now known as fotodoor. The images were used for a CD cover, and other promo material. Fun fact, he was actually painted metallic gold, but I didn’t like it in the final shots, so I desaturated it to silver.

The Font, 2006
Since I can’t share anything recent with you due to pending publication restrictions, I am going to use the way back machine for a little while. Those of you who used to follow me on LJ  & Deviant Art will probably recognize a lot of these!

The Font, 2006

Since I can’t share anything recent with you due to pending publication restrictions, I am going to use the way back machine for a little while. Those of you who used to follow me on LJ  & Deviant Art will probably recognize a lot of these!

visioluxus:

Hello my dearest Tumblr followers, I am going to give this Patreon thing a try it seems.
Why you ask? Well, 80% of my income is from the book publishing market for creative book cover photography. Long story short, e-readers have destroyed that market. Through some bad planning on the part of the image agencies, digital book covers pay out approximately 12.5% of their physical counterparts, ie. I now make 12.5% of what I did 5 years ago.
SO, as I would dearly love to continue to create content that inspires and tantalizes, and I very much do not want to give up my wonderful photo studio, and also eating and medicine are a good thing to have,  I would ask humbly for your sponsorship. I have shared my work freely for over 10 years, and this would enable people with the means and inclination to support me in my efforts. 
Please click through the link for all the info. Patreon is a new crowd funding platform that let’s you support your favorite creators.. Click here to see all the perks of being a patron!
Each level of support has it’s perks, and one of mine is a free monthly 8x12 of your choice. This is significant as 8x12 prints of my work are no longer available for sale anywhere on the internet.
Thanks for reading!

EDIT : Hi there, I just wanted everyone to know that I removed the $1 tier because I realized the way they process fees (2.1% + .30c) means a $1 pledge is really .68 cents. That seems like a waste of your money and good intentions. So, the levels now start at $5 @ month, but you get great perks! Sorry for the confusion, I’m still trying to figure this out.

visioluxus:

Hello my dearest Tumblr followers, I am going to give this Patreon thing a try it seems.

Why you ask? Well, 80% of my income is from the book publishing market for creative book cover photography. Long story short, e-readers have destroyed that market. Through some bad planning on the part of the image agencies, digital book covers pay out approximately 12.5% of their physical counterparts, ie. I now make 12.5% of what I did 5 years ago.

SO, as I would dearly love to continue to create content that inspires and tantalizes, and I very much do not want to give up my wonderful photo studio, and also eating and medicine are a good thing to have,  I would ask humbly for your sponsorship. I have shared my work freely for over 10 years, and this would enable people with the means and inclination to support me in my efforts. 

Please click through the link for all the info. Patreon is a new crowd funding platform that let’s you support your favorite creators.. Click here to see all the perks of being a patron!

Each level of support has it’s perks, and one of mine is a free monthly 8x12 of your choice. This is significant as 8x12 prints of my work are no longer available for sale anywhere on the internet.

Thanks for reading!

EDIT : Hi there, I just wanted everyone to know that I removed the $1 tier because I realized the way they process fees (2.1% + .30c) means a $1 pledge is really .68 cents. That seems like a waste of your money and good intentions. So, the levels now start at $5 @ month, but you get great perks! Sorry for the confusion, I’m still trying to figure this out.

WHY ISN’T ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE SHOWING IN PORTLAND!!!!???

Oh my gosh you guys, I just finished a week long work / visit with kambriel and I have SO MANY AMAZING PHOTOS I want to show you, but I can’t until after they are submitted for publication, which could take months.

SO, I will show you behind the scenes instead. Starring vburnham and thebirdbones (who did H/MU and modeled for me due to a no show*). Long, long, looooooooooong day, but so many great shots.

* Aside: Don’t no show / no call / no text for a shoot that has been planned for months, especially when the designer flies from the East Coast  to provide styling and wardrobe. Very bad juju for you.

I would like to take this moment to thank all my new patrons on Patreon for supporting my work and being the first to help me towards my creative goals.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
If you were a patron, you would get a first look at the “for publication only” images shown above, as well as other nifty perks, including monthly prints of your choice. 

CLICK HERE to see all the perks and learn what it means to be a Patreon patron.

♥

I would like to take this moment to thank all my new patrons on Patreon for supporting my work and being the first to help me towards my creative goals.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you were a patron, you would get a first look at the “for publication only” images shown above, as well as other nifty perks, including monthly prints of your choice.

CLICK HERE to see all the perks and learn what it means to be a Patreon patron.

kambriel looking amazing at the VMB. Last night was great fun, I met so many wonderful people! Hopefully I will get to shoot with some of them soon. thebirdbones kept me company at my booth and made the evening fly by.

kambriel looking amazing at the VMB. Last night was great fun, I met so many wonderful people! Hopefully I will get to shoot with some of them soon. thebirdbones kept me company at my booth and made the evening fly by.

Mystery Man

That’s my sweet husband, phillipvaldez, giving me some excellent book cover fodder. Spy, government agent, private eye, man of mystery. “It was a foggy night…”