retro fiend

Got a freelance photography gig recently for this company that trains military, police and emergency responders in “hyper-realistic scenarios.” They use actors as criminals and terrorists and utilize Hollywood style special effects and latex gore make-up. This pic looks posed, but it’s actually a candid shot taken right before the SWAT busted in and took this guy down. Definitely one of the craziest gigs I’ve ever had! Total chaos!! I felt like a fucking war correspondent or something. Maybe I’ll post some more pics later.

Just reached over 2000 followers. Another Tumblr milestone… That’s just fucking crazy! Took over a year to get 1000 and then I get another 1000 in four months?! Wow! I don’t even know what to say, except I love each and every one of you! I really appreciate all the support and enthusiasm for my shit. You all motivate me to create and better myself. Thank you, Retro-Friends!!! 

Greetings Retro-Friends!

I reached more than 1000 followers yesterday! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their enthusiasm and support. I’ve strived to become a better artist these past 10 months just knowing so many people enjoy my work, and I feel like I’ve grown creatively by leaps and bounds in such a short amount of time thanks to all of your friendly encouragement.

This fun little hobby has actually given me focus and drastically changed my life in many ways… I’m now going to school full time for graphics and communications, and just last week I landed a graphic design position with a local company. I’m not sure if I would’ve made such life changing decisions without the confidence you’ve all instilled in me this past year.

Perhaps Frankenfurter said it best, “Don’t dream it… be it.”

Thank you for sticking with me through all my little artistic experiments. I look forward to developing and honing my artistic abilities even further as we continue on this journey together. I promise to keep posting all my weird shit as long as you keep enjoying it.  

See you on the Intraweb my fiendish little friends!