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Proclamation by J.R. Blackwell

Riding Towards the Future

photo by J.R. Blackwell

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Recent events, according to the photos on my phone.

Makeup test for the In Their Own Worlds project.

Recently the folks at Skyspark books approached me to take some photos for their new book covers. They are producing a line of regency romances, and wanted the cover image to reflect the heroines of their stories.

This is exactly the sort of project I delight in – kickass heroines, fun costumes, a wonderful author – this is the kind of photography that’s loads of fun. If you’ve got a project like this, hire me! I love doing this.

Xand modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Xand
Wigs: The Five Wits Xand modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Xand
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Xand
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Xand
Wigs: The Five Wits

Xand modeling wigs from The Five Wits

Photographer: J.R. Blackwell

Model: Xand

Wigs: The Five Wits

Sara modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Sara
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Sara
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Sara
Wigs: The Five Wits Sara modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Sara
Wigs: The Five Wits

Sara modeling wigs from The Five Wits

Photographer: J.R. Blackwell

Model: Sara

Wigs: The Five Wits

Jenn modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jenn
Wigs: The Five Wits Jenn modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jenn
Wigs: The Five Wits Jenn modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jenn
Wigs: The Five Wits Jenn modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jenn
Wigs: The Five Wits Jenn modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jenn
Wigs: The Five Wits Jenn modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jenn
Wigs: The Five Wits

Jenn modeling wigs from The Five Wits

Photographer: J.R. Blackwell

Model: Jenn

Wigs: The Five Wits

My good friend Ruth, (who I’m off to see today as I travel to Anime Boston) owns a company called The Five Wits, which sells wigs for cosplayers. With wigs that have names like “Unlikely Giant Love Interest” or “Sugar Coated Magenta Frenzy” these wigs are inside jokes for the geeks-in-the-know. Whenever I know what the wig is referencing, it always makes me happy, like figuring out a little puzzle.

Dan modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
Wigs: The Five Wits Dan modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
Wigs: The Five Wits Dan modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
Wigs: The Five Wits Dan modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
Wigs: The Five Wits Dan modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
Wigs: The Five Wits Dan modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Dan
Wigs: The Five Wits

Dan modeling wigs from The Five Wits

Photographer: J.R. Blackwell

Model: Dan

Wigs: The Five Wits

Deva modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Deva
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Deva
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Model: Deva
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Deva
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Deva
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Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Deva
Wigs: The Five Wits

Deva modeling wigs from The Five Wits

Photographer: J.R. Blackwell

Model: Deva

Wigs: The Five Wits

My current project has me stabbing out eyes and covering the bloody remains with electrical tape.
It’s a work in progress.
This is a makeup test from my current project: In Their Own Worlds.This is a project where I plan to photograph authors in the worlds of their novels. I wonder if anyone will be able to guess what novel this character is from.
There has been a bunch of behind the scenes work I’ve had to do for this one, but I hope that soon I’ll be able to take it out into the light.
Model: John Jezior
Makeup by Sara Gates

My current project has me stabbing out eyes and covering the bloody remains with electrical tape.

It’s a work in progress.

This is a makeup test from my current project: In Their Own Worlds.This is a project where I plan to photograph authors in the worlds of their novels. I wonder if anyone will be able to guess what novel this character is from.

There has been a bunch of behind the scenes work I’ve had to do for this one, but I hope that soon I’ll be able to take it out into the light.

Model: John Jezior

Makeup by Sara Gates

Jared modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jared
Wigs: The Five Wits Jared modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jared
Wigs: The Five Wits Jared modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Jared
Wigs: The Five Wits

Jared modeling wigs from The Five Wits

Photographer: J.R. Blackwell

Model: Jared

Wigs: The Five Wits

Avalon modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Avalon
Wigs: The Five Wits
(Guest starring Jared Axelrod) Avalon modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Avalon
Wigs: The Five Wits
(Guest starring Jared Axelrod) Avalon modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Avalon
Wigs: The Five Wits
(Guest starring Jared Axelrod) Avalon modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Avalon
Wigs: The Five Wits
(Guest starring Jared Axelrod) Avalon modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Avalon
Wigs: The Five Wits
(Guest starring Jared Axelrod) Avalon modeling wigs from The Five Wits
Photographer: J.R. Blackwell
Model: Avalon
Wigs: The Five Wits
(Guest starring Jared Axelrod)

Avalon modeling wigs from The Five Wits

Photographer: J.R. Blackwell

Model: Avalon

Wigs: The Five Wits

(Guest starring Jared Axelrod)