Welcome to Fantasy Photo Art.com
My F&S photography is divided into three types. "Basic," pure photographic image simply cropped with minor color adjustments. "Enhanced." a simple background is usually added to create more feeling in an image. And "Modified," which includes extensive photo alterations to add more context to my work. (Such as redrawing large parts of an image, adding unreal creatures and/or backgrounds and a variety of special effects.
In all cases my intent as a photographer is to create interesting images that speak to the viewer, hopefully conveying a sense of awe and wonder, or perhaps touch their feelings in some way. (FYI, Although most of my work is photo real, I take artistic license to leave areas of photographs as abstract or simplified as I choose. In other words, my goal isn't to fool your eye into believing I have actually photographed a real fantasy creature or situation, but to leave your heart, if not your mind touched with that impression.
It should be noted, that most of images on this website are old and out of date. (This type of website is just to time consumming to update with photos easily.) Hence my new gallery. I will leave them up so people can get an idea of my early work, but I would just like to state for the record that I am far better now, both as a photographer and as a photo/digital artist and thus I have decided to take them down. My new work will soon be availible at my online Gallery. (Links, and Grand Opening Date to be Announced.)
There will be over 100 unique images of local models captured in my not so typical fantasy style. All images can be printed upon demand and delivered within days of purchase. All images may be printed on canvas, and/or matted and framed for a nominal extra fee up to 4 feet by 3 feet in size. (Images may also be printed upon coffee mugs.)
Amateur models (Those who I paid less then $100 to shoot with me) featured in such prints will receive ½ of the profits form any image of them that sells. (About ¼ of the total base print price, but does not include framing costs - if any.) It is my way of giving something back to those who are striving to become professional, and who have helped me achieve some of my own creative visions as a photo artist.
I should note, there is a two-month waiting period before I get paid for a sale. (To make sure customers are satisfied.) Because of that, and other management issues, I plan to send models their royalties via PayPal twice a year. December, and June 1st. Models featured in my gallery who would like to be a part of this experiment, should provide me with a working paypal email address. (You can go to paypal.com to set up an account if you don't already have one.)
I consider this a win, win, business model, and I am hoping it will work. I encourage everybody who likes my style of photographic art to visit my gallery and to tell a friend about it. The more people who know about it, the greater the traffic, and the more famous everybody will be, and hopefully the more people will buy pics so that some models and myself can get let $ for our efforts.