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

This project was my baby for over an entire year. It’s no secret I’m completely drawn to the edgy and unusual. I had the inspiration back in a college photo class- many years before the project culminated in a successful show to debut the finalized series at Brass Bell Studios in Oklahoma City back in October. (No mistake that it shared the month with the best holiday- Halloween!) A huge thanks to everyone who came out to support me in one of the artistic accomplishments that I’m most proud of so far. But if you weren’t at the opening, I’m finally releasing the images online here on my blog, so I hope you enjoy!

“ZOMBIES ARE PEOPLE TOO” is a conceptual and artist portrait photography series. The photos force together the opposing aesthetic themes of high-end fashion and the dark style of a modified zombie. It has solidified into a group of styled photo shoots, employing traditional fashion models who are eerily made up to resemble the living dead. The scenes are set in locations across Oklahoma (and one in New York). Click the link below to view the trailer for the series, made by the very talented Andrew Sloat. It was filmed during Caitlin’s shoot in New York.

ZOMBIES ARE PEOPLE TOO – Art Show Trailer

You can also check out the Series mini site, created by Catie Bartlett, here.

I couldn’t have done any of this without the extremely talented Jessica Fulton, my HMUA for the entire project. She was able to execute my vision perfectly and stuck it out with me through the year and a half it took to complete the series. I’d also like to the thank the models who appeared in the photos- for humoring my crazy idea and being willing to go out in public with a pound of black makeup on their faces (especially the guys) and quite possibly scaring some children. Their names are listed with each photo.

Caitlin Sloat:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Evan Crowley:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Lindsey Robinson:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Chelsey Cope:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Brock Lay:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

I even included a self-portrait, assisted by Catie Bartlett:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Caitlin Sloat:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Christa May:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Alberto Roubert:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

I’ll be following up with some behind the scenes photos and a post about the show opening at Brass Bell. I may also share some B-sides (photos that were not part of the final series, but great none the less). So stay tuned for those!

One night, my friends and I flew to Mars and took photos of the landscape, aliens, and UFOs. Enjoy.






Clifton and Jon indulged me in a Harry Potter inspired photo. Nerdy fans like me should be able to tell who is who based on the pose.



I’m so excited about this destination engagement shoot that I got to do for a friend in NYC! Such a unique opportunity! They’re a completely photogenic couple, even with Ryan battling a cold at the time! We hit Central Park, the Meat Packing District, and DUMBO- where had a great view of the Manhattan skyline, right after the sun went down. We were even able to access the rooftop of Meredith’s building- it made for a great panoramic shot!