Outside the Bates Motel I saw this figure outlined against the setting sun. 

I have been chasing ghouls recently, walking into the paths of monsters. It’s been great fun.

Photo by J.R. Blackwell
From last night’s parfait party. I made a tiny pumpkin out of white chocolate, a stick of pocky and DREAMS.From last night’s parfait party. I made a tiny pumpkin out of white chocolate, a stick of pocky and DREAMS.From last night’s parfait party. I made a tiny pumpkin out of white chocolate, a stick of pocky and DREAMS.From last night’s parfait party. I made a tiny pumpkin out of white chocolate, a stick of pocky and DREAMS.From last night’s parfait party. I made a tiny pumpkin out of white chocolate, a stick of pocky and DREAMS.
The fine arts library at UPenn. Photo by J.R. Blackwell
Walking along 13th Street I saw this pop of color down this narrow alley. At first I walked past, but then I turned around to take this photo.
Self Portrait with Zombie Prison Guards
So, maybe this doesn’t look like a self portrait, at least, at first. But it is. Which is why I helpfully added the little yellow arrows to the picture. The arrows are pointing to a hand, my hand. Since I’m taking the picture, AND I’m in the picture, technically it is a self portrait. Self portrait with zombie prison guards. 
I’ll be the first to admit that my self portraits have gotten weird.
This is what I’ve been up to recently, in case you were wondering. Wandering old buildings. Chasing ghosts.
Today I have a meat-photoshoot.
Tomorrow is Vikings.
Recent events in the life of your photographer. 

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This photo, my photo, had the credits stripped out of the text as it was reblogged.
It wasn’t the person I’m reblogging this from (Hi, person!), but in all the notes and reblogs, someone, (and it doesn’t matter who, this post isn’t designed to call out a particular person) decided to take out the credits: Photo by J.R. Blackwell www.jrblackwell.com
Tumblr, don’t do this. Don’t remove the credits. When you remove credits from an artists work, it makes it difficult for people who like my art to find me. That means that I don’t get hired to make art. Which means I make less art. Which means I can’t post art. Which means there is less for you.
If you like my work, like it enough to share with your followers, don’t strip out the credits. This means that, not only do you remove the credits from me, but from all future people who reblog from you.
It’s shitty. Stop.
The photo here is by J.R. Blackwell
You can find more at www.jrblackwell.com
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I have been behind quite a few of the covers for Philadelphia Weekly in the past year, but this one is very special to me, as it is a self portrait.
That’s right, this week the cover is a self portrait. This is a photo illustration I created of my own hands. I wanted to take a photo of a group of zombies reaching upward, but I was the only model around, so I colored my arm, got out some fake blood, an photographed my arms. I would move my arm closer, or father away from the camera to make them look bigger or smaller. Then I cut my arms out in photoshop and moved them around into pleasing formations. Basically, just like flower arrangement, but with zombie hands. 
A variant of this look became the cover for Gimme Shelter, a zombie anthology.
If you live in Philadelphia, you can pick up my self portrait photo-illustration in the yellow boxes around the city - at least till Wednesday next week.
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The Gaineswood cocktail from The Fat Ham on 31st Street in Philadelphia.
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Pony Palace/FOOTBALL - the Philadelphia Fringe Festival
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Resurrection Room
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Recent events in the life of your photographer, J.R. Blackwell. I have been in the graveyard, at the bar and upstairs at the church. Besides my camera, the equipment that helps me the most is my boots, that go with me everywhere as I walk into the cafés, community centers and concert halls. 

www.jrblackwell.comRecent events in the life of your photographer, J.R. Blackwell. I have been in the graveyard, at the bar and upstairs at the church. Besides my camera, the equipment that helps me the most is my boots, that go with me everywhere as I walk into the cafés, community centers and concert halls. 

www.jrblackwell.comRecent events in the life of your photographer, J.R. Blackwell. I have been in the graveyard, at the bar and upstairs at the church. Besides my camera, the equipment that helps me the most is my boots, that go with me everywhere as I walk into the cafés, community centers and concert halls. 

www.jrblackwell.comRecent events in the life of your photographer, J.R. Blackwell. I have been in the graveyard, at the bar and upstairs at the church. Besides my camera, the equipment that helps me the most is my boots, that go with me everywhere as I walk into the cafés, community centers and concert halls. 

www.jrblackwell.comRecent events in the life of your photographer, J.R. Blackwell. I have been in the graveyard, at the bar and upstairs at the church. Besides my camera, the equipment that helps me the most is my boots, that go with me everywhere as I walk into the cafés, community centers and concert halls. 

www.jrblackwell.comRecent events in the life of your photographer, J.R. Blackwell. I have been in the graveyard, at the bar and upstairs at the church. Besides my camera, the equipment that helps me the most is my boots, that go with me everywhere as I walk into the cafés, community centers and concert halls. 

www.jrblackwell.comRecent events in the life of your photographer, J.R. Blackwell. I have been in the graveyard, at the bar and upstairs at the church. Besides my camera, the equipment that helps me the most is my boots, that go with me everywhere as I walk into the cafés, community centers and concert halls. 

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Running through the corn.
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From Theorem
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