Yes I know...

It has been a very long time since I have utilized my website and blog but I do have very legit reasons that prevented me from doing so (health) but I am back. The website will be updated soon with new(ish) content (at least images from sets not yet posted here), info with the makeup artist I now work alongside with, and I promise for the 1 reader out there I will be posting more blog content. 

For now here are a few images from the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention my makeup artist comrade and I attended this last weekend at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Hope everyone's year has been wonderful to them so far. Excited to show people some personal projects I've been working on. Talk soon!

Peace!! ✌🏽

More human than human

Hello hello my friends! How has everyone been lately? Weather has been beautiful now that summer is done and over with. Raise of hands who has seen the masterpiece known as Blade Runner 2049!!! Phenomenal film. I am listening to the score for like the 1000x time right now.

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It was my birthday yesterday so going to the shows to see this was my treat to myself and I can honestly say it was an amazing gift. Our Golden Knights beating the Dallas Stars for their very first regular season game was also another glorious gift but we can discuss hockey some other time. I was a little nervous heading in to the theater as I've seen how many sequels, prequels, remakes and so forth have been butchered by Hollywood these last few years but an hour into this flick and I knew I wasn't going to leave disappointed.

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It's hard to talk about the film without giving away any spoilers so you're just going to have to take mine and many other peoples words on how great of a film it is. I do plan on seeing it again as there were a few things I was a bit puzzled about. You might want to do yourself a favor and watch the original again to refresh your memory otherwise you might be questioning yourself on certain moments, and if you havent seen it, for shaaaaaaaame. 

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This was a fun little shoot that was actually inspired from the original film. Christine and I did these earlier this year (or late last year, bad memory, result of aging. lol). I'm a sucker for neon lighting and Christine is such an awesome gal in front of the lens I knew she was the one for this shoot.

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Seriously though, if you enjoy good sci-fi stories catch this gem while it's still playing in the theaters. I don't think you'll regret it. And if you're in town and want to do a shoot like this, e-mail me and I'll quote you what this would cost and we'll do something awesome like this. Enjoy the rest of the images and enjoy the weekend. Take care peeps!!

Booo!

No, not boo as in a disapproval, I was trying to scare you but I guess that didn't work. Sigh. How are you all?? Halloween is next month!!! Are you as excited as I am?!?!?! Not only am I stoked for the spooky holiday but we will finally get SOME COOLER WEATHER!!! I am over this desert heat!!

Last month I had the pleasure of shooting another kitty loving comrade, Amber Deville. We were shooting for a magazine but she just so happened to have some creepy wardrobe with her so we got all spooky like and created these fun images.

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Amber is as cool as they come by. She really got in the zone as soon as we threw on some green gels. Her gray colored wig complimented the scene puuurfectly!!

 I had these skulls sitting around for ages. My wife could never figure out why. Well hun, now you know.

I had these skulls sitting around for ages. My wife could never figure out why. Well hun, now you know.

The one thing I love about her is how crazy she is. I find myself drawn to the more eccentric type and she's right up in my alley. Just take a look at these and you can see why. 

 Even I'm not sure what's going on here.

Even I'm not sure what's going on here.

I will be booking spooky shoots for the witch season but act fast! Halloween is approaching and you'll def want your photos before then!! Contact me for pricing and availability!

Kitty say meow

I'm finally getting into a good habit of this whole blog thing. I wasn't too sure how dedicated I was going to be at first but after a few posts I actually look forward to doing these.

I'm sure by now most of you are familiar with Emma Vauxdevil. During her last visit we did a few looks (look to a previous blog post for her look with Christine). We decided to play with some lighting and created these killer images.

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One of the things I really love about Emma is how crafty she is. Being a newbie rhinestoner myself I am always fascinated with the costumes she creates. I was ecstatic when she busted out this look as it had all the elements I love, the use of the color pink, rhinestones, and kitty ears. 

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And check out those lime green nails!!! I LOVED the way they stood out in contrast with the rest of the photo. I've lost track with how many times I've shot Emma so far and we barely met this year. She is a welcome addition to my small circle of friends and I can't wait for her to come back to town.

Ciao

 

Somebody say donuts & roller skates?

Yooo!! How's everyone doing?? *crickets* Well, for the one or two of you that actually read this check out these spectacular images that Annalee Belle, Keely Zelanka, and myself created not too long ago.

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Annalee contacted me about a week before this shoot and asked if I was interested in shooting some latex from Westward Bound with sparkly roller skates provided by Too Faced Cosmetics on my soft pink backdrop. Bruuuuuuuh, what kind of question is that?? Hell to the mutha truckin yes!!! What was not to love about this shoot??

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On top of that she had brought in cupcakes and donuts which sealed the deal. Who am I to deny a pastry?? I'll give up both my kidneys for half a dozen! This shoot was amazing from beginning to end. She brought in Keely for make up and hair. This was my first time working with her and she did a phenomenal job as you can see in the images. Latex was provided by Westward Bound. I've been trying to work with more latex as of late. We had a slight concern about her blending in with so much pink but after a few adjustments in post production I found the perfect balance of colors. 

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Too Faced sent her this glitter palette along with THE MOST ELECTRIFYING pair of roller skates I have EVER seen. I'm not going to lie, I had a little bit of envy in my eyes after seeing them but let's be real, what the hell am I going to do with glitter skates?? Stare at them all day, that's what. I hope to work with everyone involved with this team in the future. It was a fun, sparkly, and tasty day that I hope to replicate again in the future. 

Ciao

instax shoot

  Two posts in less than one week, must be all the caffeine I had today or testosterone (we'll talk about that some other time 💪🏽). For the month of September I am offering a crazy $100 shoot deal. Most of the money is going to cover the cost for more film for a project I want to do when it cools down (HA! Those of us living in Vegas can chuckle at that one 🔥🔥). The shoot is simple, 1 hour block (or sooner if we feel we got the shots), after that you can choose which 10 images you like, I print them on the spot (or at a nice little coffee shop) with my printer, and I will also send you the jpg's you chose. These will be simple images, no retouching, straight out of the camera. Just shoot me an e-mail with the title "instax shoot" to book your session!!

  Hope to hear from you soon!

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Daaaamn Daniel!

  Back at it again with a shot at blogging. To be honest it's not that I don't want to do these, I'm just not very good at writing. Stay in school kids, don't be like Daniel. lol. Anywho, the main reason I am giving this yet another shot is because I am sick and tired of seeing how poorly social media apps/websites butcher images by rasterizing them to death. Photography is meant to be viewed and enjoyed on a larger scale, not a 2"x3" screen on your phone (which I am sure many of you are reading this on). At least here you can view these the way they were meant to be viewed, a higher resolution.

  If you don't already know these two ladies, they are my friends Emma Vauxdevil from the big ol' state of Texas, and my local pal Christine. Check them both out, they are amazing people as you can see with these beautiful images I was able to capture of them. 

New camera!!!

I can't believe I forgot to post about this. Some of you already know I had cancer a few years back. Because of chemo and radiation treatments I now suffer from peripheral neuropathy. I dropped my Canon 6D a few times in the past which forced me to but not only a hand strap but a holster (which I love) as well. I knew I was going to eventually have to buy a new, lighter camera and it came to me in form of the Fujifilm X-T20. I never thought I'd be going back to a crop sensor but here I am. Dear Lord in heaven is this camera amazing. For those saying this is nothing more than a mid entry level camera I say go back to being a keyboard warrior. This camera made a HUUUGE impression on me. As of now I only have the 35mmf2 and although I do having those extra stops of light I can say this camera/lens combo will def get the job done. I can't wait to pick up some more glass. I just wish I wasn't deeply in love with the Sigma 85mm Art I have for my cannon... I mean, Canon. 

 Love the Fuji retro look

Love the Fuji retro look

 With PeakDesign wrist strap (I hate the included neck strap)

With PeakDesign wrist strap (I hate the included neck strap)

 Look how tiny it is! Love how it fits in my hand. Don't let it's small frame size fool you!

Look how tiny it is! Love how it fits in my hand. Don't let it's small frame size fool you!

Sickshooters Show

Off topic... HOT. AS. HELL.

 

Now that I got that out of the way, if you are a Vegas local and are in town this Friday come check out some talent at the Instameet Sickshooters show at the Junxion Complex. So many upcoming talented photographers. I'll have some of my work showcased there as well.

Hope to see you there!

I know....

I knooooow I know I know. I am really bad at this blogging thing but I promise I am going to try and get better at it. Just had a surgery (which was successful by the way) not too long ago so I am hoping to get back on track. This week has been quite busy (a good thing) with a few more shoots lined up till the end of the week. Here's a little video on a shoot I recently did with Courtney Crave

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Gear is packed and I am ready for another adventure in downtown Vegas tonight! My style has changed a bit this last year. If you're following my Instagram account @dmrdepictions you can get a good feel what I'm doing.

If you like what you see there you can message me for pricing/availability.

ciao

4 sale

I am selling my Canon 85mm 1.8 prime lens. Other than basic wear one would have on a lens it works fantastic. I Upgraded to the Sigma 85 Art and have no need for this anymore. Comes with original box & paper work. Asking $225. Trying to stay local here in Las Vegas but I can ship out (w/ shipping fee) if I have to. Not looking to trade as the money is going towards a new camera. Drop me an email: daniel @ dmrdepictions.com >^___^<

Sigma 85mm Art

Christine Dailey

I may have died and gone to heaven. About 2 or 3 years ago I picked up the Canon 85mm 1.8 lens and fell in love. Yes, I was in love with their low end model. It was, and still is an amazing lens but as much as I loved that lens I wanted a little more. Enter the Sigma 85mm art. Wow is all I have to say about it. Blew my expectations out of the water. Beautiful bokeh, focuses amazingly fast and produces amazing colors straight out of the camera. This is my first time using a Sigma lens and I plan on purchasing the rest of my glass through them. 

2017!!!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!! Looking forward to twenty seventeen & what it has in store. I see more people excited about this year & what's to come than other years in past.

New year means new photos. Don't forget to book your session. Drop me an e-mail for pricing & booking details. Talk soon!