Published in Shutter Magazine – Glamour Edition

So proud to announce that another article has been published in the glamour edition of Shutter Magazine!
 
This article covers the concepts of why “faking it until you make it” is a bad practice for business and yourself. It also has some wonderful wisdom from an old friend, Dr. Glenn Doyle, who is a practicing psychologist in Chicago. His insights to life and the human mind are incredibly insightful and have guided me to progress and goals.
 
This issue is the glamour edition and I am thrilled to share a set of images that feature a new style of light, color and art for my work and look forward to shooting more of that in the months to come. Those images would not have been possible with out the incredible talent of Victoria (the lady in the images) and Lauren (the lady who designed the lady in the pictures.) It is such a joy to work with amazing artists who not only understand my vision, but augment it with their own.
 
You can read the article and other amazing information by visiting the magazine online or picking up a copy at Barnes and Noble. ( https://www.behindtheshutter.com/shutter-magazine )


 
Visit Dr. Doyle’s Facebook page: Dr. Glenn Doyle
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
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He-Man and memories of the 1980s

One of my earliest, treasured memories of the 1980s and the stories that helped shape my imagination is He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (bonus points if you said that in your head like He-Man during the intro of the show.)
 
Always a pleasure to work with some talented cosplayers and folks who also share the passion of this wonderful set of characters from our childhood.


 
Cosplayer/costume: Freddie Novack
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#heman #motu #sorceressofgrayskull #1980s #cartoon #cosplay #composite #art #photography #photoshop #realityreimagined
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New visual styles for 2019

Continuing with the experimentation of a new visual style for 2019, this piece covers a few major aspects of that new look. Painting a photographic image by hand in Photoshop, to emulate a traditional painting is quite a lot of fun.
 
Learning to augment the photography and lighting patterns to accentuate the painting is even more fun. 🙂


 
Cosplayer: Jenn Jackson
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#marvel #scarletwitch #avengers #comics #cosplay #composite #art #photoshop #photography
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Reflection – Batgirl and the beginning of a new journey

Reflection.
 
This was created in August of 2015 with my dear friend Jaime and her new (at the time) amazing Batgirl cosplay. I will always fondly remember this piece, because it was my first attempt at posing a cosplayer on a prop, so we could create a new action scene. Rather than just having her stand in a typical hero pose with a generic background behind her, I wanted to create a piece that would be a perspective we don’t see often in cosplay photography artwork. At the time, compositing was relatively new to the scene in cosplay and most of it was just poster shots. Traditional artwork had been depicting amazing scenes for years and I wanted to touch on that.
 
I remember laying on the floor, looking up at Jaime and even though she was kneeling on a bright teal ottoman and the walls of my studio were behind her, I could clearly see the angry sky rolling behind Batgirl and I could see her constant, vigilant eyes roaming the streets of Gotham below.
 
I could see it all and it was a wonderful moment that pushed me further down the path that I have traveled.

batgirl picture

 
Cosplayer/costume: Jaime Hoskins
Cape floofer: Mike Hoskins
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#batgirl #dccomics #cosplay #composite #art #hero #gotham #reflections #photography #photoshop #realityreimagined
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Published in Shutter magazine and the meaning of it all – Part 2

It is an honor to share these next two images that were just published in the December issue of Shutter magazine. The honor of course is being featured in this fantastic magazine and to be among the amazing artists and their work.
 
However these two images represent something else to me. First and foremost, these two folks are married and are just about the best people that I know on this Earth. They do so much for their community and they go way beyond the term of cosplay; they become these characters for the audience around them. When you see them and their team at events, posing for photographs with children, they never drop character. They are Wonder Woman. They are Thor and the folks around them have absolutely no doubt of that, what-so-ever. It is amazing to watch and it fills my heart with unbelievable pride when a child approaches their hero and tells them how much they mean to them.
 
The image of Wonder Woman was captured the night that I found out I had won the Grand Award of the Shutterfest image competition. I celebrated with the folks at the shoot and then went to my parent’s home and was able to share the news with them. This was a about a month before my father passed away and I got to have one last, amazing conversation with him.
 
Several months later I found myself in the company of these heroes again and I wanted to specifically recreate a scene involving Thor from the recent Avengers: Infinity War film. Toward the end of the film when Thor rises above all of the pain, the sacrifice and loss to simply endure and do, “what heroes do” was so inspiring to me. I know how much the character of Thor means to my friend Jeff and I absolutely know that he is Thor and forever will be.
 
I am so very thankful to Sal Cincotta and his amazing team that has made this magazine, Shutterfest and all of their wisdom an unending source of guidance to this industry. I will forever be in his debt.
 
You can purchase a copy of this magazine at your local Barnes and Noble or visit the Shutter magazine site to read the issue online. https://www.behindtheshutter.com/shutter-magazine/


 
Cosplayers: Jenn Jackson and Jeff Jackson
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#wonderwoman #thor #cosplay #art #composites #heroes #published #magazine #shuttermagazine #shutterfest #competition #realityreimagined
 
 
 
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