A final blog post about my zombies-meet-high-fashion photo series “Zombies Are People Too”. Even though there was only one photo from each shoot, model, and location, I had many favorites. It made it difficult to narrow my selections down for the final series. Introducing… the Zombie B-Sides! In other words, a few extra photos that I couldn’t just tuck away without ever showing. Along with these extra releases, this post features some behind the scenes photos with my makeup artist, Jessica, making the magic happen!

See the full, final series in this blog post, and some photos from the show opening at Brass Bell Studios in OKC in this one.

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

My self-portrait zombie shoot was assisted by Catie Bartlett.

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

Finally getting my third and last WPPI post up! On our last day in Vegas we visited an area called El Dorado Canyon in Nelson, NV.

On the way to our intended location, we decided to pull off the road and get some fashion-style shots in the pure desert scene. Although the Vegas landscape doesn’t vary much, it was a refreshing difference from Oklahoma, and we had so much fun shooting in the dry sand, with a backdrop of mountains.

It was still pretty early in the day, so we did what we could with the lighting! It wasn’t ideal, but the “harsh desert sun” look really added to the concept in a way.






Who doesn’t love a good proportion illusion?
 
The next set of pictures are actually in El Dorado Canyon. Their property is littered with cool vintage objects, old cars, a few barns, and even a wrecked airplane. This location has been used in parts of big productions such as 3000 Miles to Graceland, and has also been used as a shooting location for big name musicians and fashion photographers.



We found a gutted bus that we could have easily shot in for hours! The entire inside was painted white, creating an amazing, natural reflector. Behind the scenes shot of Catie Bartlett:


The photo of me on the left was taken by Catie:



These last couple of Catie were taken by the place crash scene.



As I mentioned before, we definitely plan on returning to WPPI 2013- hopefully you can see why!

As promised- the tale of Marianne and Jeff’s engagement shoot adventure! They were walking through a field, minding their own business, when… THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAPPENED! No zombies were actually harmed during the making of this series (because we all know that a head shot is required for permanent damage).

*All original concept credit goes to: http://www.amandarynda.com/2011/08/zombie-engagement-photos/

Amazingly Talented Makeup Artist: Nathan Hendrix
Creepy Zombie Actor: Brock Lay