“War of the Worlds” 1953 is one of my all time favorite movies, and the 2005 version is not too shabby either. Many of you who, may or may not follow my flickr photo stream, (if you don’t you should) will know is that one of my projects is photographing toys in an appropriate environment. So for my latest photographic endeavor I decided to build some “War of the Worlds” models and photograph them in and around Dallas, another of my favorite subjects. So what if the Martian war machines rolled through our city……
These models were photographed at the same time as the locations, that was a mandate that I was unwilling to compromise on. That way the light is correct, thats the single most important thing for work like this. Then I would remove whatever was holding the model via photoshop and add smoke fire debris etc. A fair number of people who have seen these, asked where I got the images of the war machines, suspecting that I found them on the web and just photoshopped them in to existing pictures. Nope I’ll have none of that! I wanted a considered approach. I wanted to travel around a look through the lens and see the model in the frame, at the location and see if it told a story or had impact. This was a much more fun way to do this. I have made prints of these 16″x20″ and hope to do something interesting with them soon. If your interested in a print let me know. email@example.com
Fell free to comment and tell me what you think of the series.
There is also the Flickr Album if you would prefer to view it there.