On a November afternoon a friend of mine called me and asked if we could do some shooting. My friend was wanting to do a shoot that would be for her a way of breaking a mold, of going beyond previous shoots. She wanted the photos to be up close, fun and intimate.
Our shoot started out at an abandoned drive way that was over grown enough to allow us to shoot in almost in plain sight but still hidden.
We talked as we shot of many things, just idle chat, its purpose to lull us both into a state where she could come out and I became an instrument to record.
The light seemed to grow in richness as she spun, the sun dancing in her hair, across her skin. The wind played softly in accompaniment and the world moved on without our notice.
the wind’s murmur was light but her laugh, charmed the very trees.
Sept. 30th is the official release of my book Forgotten Tennessee. If you like the photos in this teaser, you’ll love the actual book.
Where will you be able to buy Forgotten Tennessee? Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon.com as well as any store that has a decent book section, can’t wait to be the first to own a copy?
About a week ago Sabrina Simmons, Facebook friend was looking for help re-branding the logo for her hair salon. I threw my hat into the ring and she went with me. I put together 3 ideas using Illistrator and from there we narrowd the 3 down. Below is Sabrina’s new logo. She enjoys the final look and the process involeved. If you are looking for a logo contact me here. Or at Jerry.Winnett@gmail.com
In case you are not aware I have a page called ForgottenTennesse.com
Forgotten Tennessee is a pictorial journey to places forgotten and abandoned. Initially this site was going to focus on Middle Tennessee but that focus has evoled. It evolved tothe point where Fonthill Media is putting out a book of my work. Sept 30th, 2019 is the drop date for Forgotten Tennessee Backroads and Roadside Surprises. The book will be available at actual physical bookstores and on Amazon.com as well.
That’s right, Chucky wants to play. The Chucky reboot is on it’s way to theatres and it’s makers in conjunction with Bloody Disgusting are running a poster design contest. I couldn’t pass this up. Here is progression of the finished piece. Chucky itself is an oil painting.
Building it up
Final painting after it’s been photographed and Photoshopped
The Finished piece!
Why the computer code? The reboot does away with the voodoo spell from the original Chucky. In this reincarnation of the franchise Chucky is an extension of an AI system like Amazon’s Alexa that has gained sentience and gone a-muck! I can’t wait to go see it!
Recently I was hired by Untied Street Tours to shoot an Urban Tour of theiirs. As we went down Broad St., in Nashville, TN I spied this drummer and did a quick shot of the man. I hope you like it.
Below is a running blog on the creation of a Horror Box titled Grinch in Wonderland.
Unlike previous boxes, this box is being painted using Gouache instead of acrylic. I wanted a medium that had the qiuck drying property if acrylic paint with but with the richness of oil and the ability to reactivate the medium, allso like oils. I’ve used gouache before, it’s a challenging but rewarding medium.
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Horror! Books, movies, poscasts etc, I can not get enough. One of my favorite Horror Directors of all time is of course John Carpenter. John Carpenter’s music has always been one of his best tools when it comes to setting his audience on edge. There is no finer example of this than The Prince Of Darkenss (1987). The music, the art direction, location and of course the casting all make this tale because it sure isn’t the effects that made this movie as memorable as it is. Below are two posters I did as Alternative Movie Posters I did in homage to The Prince of Darkness.
the first features Alice Cooper as a possessed homeless man.
While the second features the Dream transmission from the future. Both are pretty hard hitting. But I’ve never been able to choose which I like the best!
Tell you what, let’s do a contest. You choose the poster you like best. One random voter will recive a print of their choice. Send me your votes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds fun? It will be the contest starts now and runs til Dec 31st, 2018.
You can also order this print and more at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/490548
This is Stevie! She is one of my first customers to order a Grindhouse Ouija Horror Box! I truly hope she enjoys it while summoning the dead in a responsible manner!
A friend of mine named Alexandria D. Hampton, contacted me about buying one of my Grindhouse Ouija Board Horror Boxes as Christmas present. At the time I had Big Red and Coco available. She chose Big Red. The following are pictures of Big Red and Megan Hope, the owner of Big Red. Megan, enjoy big Red.
I love these cigar boxes, they are well made for one.
and while they accept staining very well, there are some like Big Red that come with a beautifuly laquered shell already.
All of them come with beautifully decorated interiors which make them perfect for storing precious knick-knacks and other valuables inside.
Megan looks pretty happy!