Friday, December 17, 2010

Morgoth and Ungoliant

Model: Bobby Momenteller

Morgoth is wrapped in shadow and the web of his ravenous and increasingly belligerent "ally", the great spider Ungoliant. She, having drained the silvery tree of Telperion, now drains the light from the golden tree Laurelin. Together, the two will plunge Aman and Middle Earth into darkness.

A fruit will survive both trees - from them will be made the sun and the moon.

From "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien.

I used different techniques for this work, which is likely my last for 2010. Next year I intend to be more experimental in both technique and subject.

The model in this piece is the very talented Bobby Momenteller. I look forward to shooting him in studio early next year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Catwoman


Model reference by Robert James.
For my friend Adam's Christmas present.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Winter King

Model: Nathan Lewis
Photography: Valerhon

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Black Angel


Model: James Edward Becton III
Ref. Photographer: PhotoFreedom Photoznyc

Upcoming Editorial TBA

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Elrond of Rivendell


Model: Nathan Lewis
Photog/Styling/Location: Valerhon
September 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

BoyWonder


Based on Robin, the sidekick of Batman. I wanted to do something a little more erotic and contemporary with this shot, suggestive of the relationship between the two heroes and invoking the mansion grounds of Bruce Wayne. Masked and unmasked versions.

Model: Nathan Lewis
Photog/Styling: Valerhon

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sanctum Sanctorum





Dr. Strange summons power in his sacred place.

Model: Nathan Lewis
Photog: Valerhon

Out of the Black Land


Book cover by the same title by Kerry Greenwood. Released through Clan Destine Press.
www.clandestinepress.com.au

Order the book!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mercy


An image from a dream I had.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Trial by Steel




The Master teaches his student just how much he doesn't know. For my friend model Alex Kovas - who is both figures in this shot. He's a brilliant performance artist who uses animals as his inspiration.

See Alex's work on youtube: www.humanimals.co.uk

Photgrapher of figures: Erik Erxon - www.ErikErxon.com
Original makeup: Beatriz Lopez - www.BeatrizLopez.com

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ravens of Jericho




Cover image for my friend Adam Ditchburn's upcoming CD - "Ravens of Jericho"
Excellent, soulful music. Buy it at his store at
www.adamditchburn.com

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Huntress




You probably can't outrun her.

Commission for actor/writer Claudia Christian, who is the beautiful model.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wing and the Shy-teh




Wrap-around book cover for fantasy author Shytei Corellion, for her upcoming novel "Merehr"
Commission

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pan With Syrinx




Syrinx is a nymph who Pan, in his perpetual lust, sees and pursues. Trapped against a river, Syrinx begs the river nymphs to save her. They change her into hollow reeds. Pan cuts the reeds and fashions them into his pan-flute, which bears her name.

Syrinx is also the root of the word "syringe"

Commission for Kevin and Maureen. Kevin is the model.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Conan the Cimmerian




A young Conan wreaks havoc in the temple of the bat god.
Model: Ryan Healy

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snow Goddess



The Snow Goddess summons down the moon and from its light creates birds of pure white. In the foreground, a shaman gives worship to her wintery manifestation.
Created for Tommy.

The beautiful female model is Erisa - from the stock of Jessica
The male model in foreground is Steve