Hey hey - it’s Saturday, guys!
Which is why I wanted to start featuring some of my favorite photographers just because…well…I feel like it.
To kick off the first feature, I want to highlight the work of Phillip Warner (aka Lithium Picnic) who was one of the first few photographers that really got me into photography.
When I stumbled across his work in 2006, I was obsessed with alternative art. I wanted to see something, someone, shake my idea of “sexy”. Warner specializes in making women’s sexuality an edgy, alternative, slightly pornographic viewing experience.
As Bizarre magazine puts it,
Possibly the best-known alt. girl photographer on the planet, US photographer Lithium Picnic AKA Philip Warner has shot some of the biggest names in the modelling business. Dita Von Teese, Mosh, Scar, Apnea as well as bands including Combichrist and Dir En Grey. Impress Lithium and you might just find yourself a muse to one of the finest girl photographers in the world today.
His clean, dark, and hypnotic photos always stand out amongst others, especially in the adult category. Lithium Picnic unites sexuality and art in a way no one else can.
Let me say one thing- I love happy accidents. I stumbled across an amazing behind the scenes video of a photoshoot by Michael David Adams.
Check it out:
The whole concept was gorgeously executed and what struck me the most is that the photographer sketched out what he wanted the photos too look like before they were even taken.
What I love the most about his work is that he emphasizes contrast and really draws the eye in then hits you with the mood (colors, theme, lighting, etc.) It’s a perfect combination of color, contrast, and expression. Love it.
Check out some of his other stuff - I am obsessed. This man is a genius.
Check out more of his work at http://www.michaeldavidadams.com/ Seriously…go check it out now. It will blow your mind.
Here is a sneak peek at my most recent Zivity set, “After After Party” with Vespertine.
This set was a blast to do! I threw a birthday party for a friend last Friday and had tons of party favours and empty bottles left over to use. Since we had cleaned before the this shoot, I actually had to RE mess up the loft to get the set right.
It was worth the extra mess- can’t wait to get this set up! In the mean time, watch out for more stuff on my Facebook page.