Gelled lighting + Glamour photography = LOVE

Had a wonderful shoot yesterday further exploring the gelled lighting style of glamour photography. I am falling in love with this style – so much creativity and beauty in color, light and story.
 
Danielle is a photographer and model who kindly offered her time to assist on this shoot. She shot behind-the-scenes images and assisted on video as we recorded the first half of this session for future educational content. I asked her if she wanted to shoot some images of our featured model for the video and not only did she take some stunning images, but she too stepped in front of the camera and was a blast to create with!


 
Model: Danielle La
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#glamour #color #gelled #lighting #art #story #education #allure #beauty #story #photography #parkwoodstudios #realityreimagined
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Learning more about the Marvel-verse with every photo

As anyone who follows me already knows, I’m not well versed in the Marvel comic universe. To be honest, I had no idea who Spider-Gwen was until I saw the recent (and fantastic) film Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse. Christina was the only Spider-Gwen in attendance that evening and it was a blast to get a chance to create something simple for this character, with visions floating around in my imagination of future stories to tell.


 
Cosplayer: Christina Fay
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#spidergwen #marvel #comics #cosplay #composite #art #photography #photoshop #parkwoodstudios #realityreimagined
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Black Panther fan going forward – cosplay composite art

So not being a Marvel boy for so long, there is so much about these popular characters that I know nothing about. When Black Panther debuted I didn’t see it in theaters, I didn’t go as I had done with nearly every other Marvel film to date. I eventually saw the movie when it came to Netflix and after that viewing, I immediately regretted not sharing in this story in the theater. I fell in love with this character, the story of the people of Wakanda and suffice to say that T’Challa has become my favorite Marvel character to date (Captain Marvel will probably give him a run for this fan boy’s money.) Early in the film, T’Challa has a rather significant emotional moment, that captured my fandom completely.
 
My father passed away in May of 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He was so very much a center point to my world and for the longest time in my youth, I could not imagine a world with out him in it. As the final years of his life progressed, it became apparent to me that his time was coming to an end. Many conversations with him throughout the years, signaled this event for my conscious mind and I began to realize that I he had been preparing me for the day when he would leave. Hours after he was gone, I began to push my emotions into a little box, so that I could process the world and move forward.
 
So when T’Challa visits the Ancestral Plane for the first time and communes with the spirit of his father, King T’Chaka, I took a deep breath and prepared myself for a highly charged moment.
 
T’Challa: “I am not ready to be with out you.”
 
T’Chaka: “A man who has not prepared his children for his own death, has failed as a father. Have I ever failed you?”
 
The lid of my grief, went flying off. In a good way 🙂 Because I knew that my father had indeed not failed me and I had not failed myself. In that moment, I identified so much with T’Challa and as his story continued throughout the film, I knew this was a hero that I wanted to be more like.
 
When I created this piece, I wanted to touch on that moment in the film. The colors, the landscape and of course the ever present watchful eyes of those that have gone before us.
 
It was a pleasure working with Converse Ninja on this shoot, as a part of the birthday/cosplay celebration in honor of Tony Julius and Comicare. We had a great conversation and I hope to be able to create with him again! Special thanks to Parkwood Studios for hosting this amazing evening of art and creativity!


 
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#blackpanther #marvel #tchalla #king #comics #cosplay #composite #art #photography #photoshop #parkwoodstudios #realityreimagined #converseninja
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Birthday party cosplay – UNITE!

This past Saturday I attended a very unique birthday party celebration for one of the most genuine, kind and wonderful souls I’ve encountered in my travels: Tony Julius. When I first began researching cosplay photography long ago, his amazing artistry was the inspiration to push forward with Reality Reimagined. Once I moved to Arizona, he become a friend and I am thankful to know him.
 
He invited the cosplay community to attend the party and invited a few photographers to be on hand to create art throughout the evening. Also in attendance were the amazing folks behind Comicare, an organization that delivers hundreds of comic books to children who are facing tough battles in hospitals around the state. Donations were made through out the evening to help them continue their cause and it was such an inspiring night of art and community. Special thanks to the folks at Parkwood Photography Studios for hosting this event!
This was my first time photographing and creating art for Captain Marvel and I am excited to continue that story!


 
#captainmarvel #marvel #comics #cosplay #composite #art #hero #birthdayparty #tonyjulius #comicare #parkwoodstudios #realityreimagined
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Star Trek still speaks to my soul

When I was young I had equal passion and love for both Star Trek and Star Wars. Even at an early age they both had two very different ways of speaking to my imagination and soul.
 
Star Wars was the rousing adventure that produced a lot of sound effects with toy swords and blasters, while playing pretend in the back yard. Star Trek was the family and sense of belonging that shaped my views of honor, friendship and courage.
 
I will forever be a fan of the original crew of the Enterprise and no matter how out-dated the television show may be in our modern times (men, doing manly things and helping other races be more like men) I still enjoy watching the stories unfold.
 
So when a young Starfleet officer walked into the photography bay, with phaser and communicator in hand, I knew I wanted to create a moment of adventure and the thrill of exploring strange new worlds…


 
Cosplayer: Average Fanatic
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#startrek #starfleet #officer #originalseries #enterprise #redshirt #shesurvivedthisepisdoe #cosplay #composite #art #birthdayparty #parkwoodstudios #realityreimagined
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