J Michael WhalenPhotographer Male Arlington, Virginia, US
My Website: Torasu Productions, LLCMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jwhalen
Mayhem # 115064
I started off as so many of you have, by coming across my parents’ old Pentax k-1000 and started shooting when I was a kid. When I saw how different those photographs looked compared to how it 'really was' to the naked eye, I was hooked. I got into Black and White photography in High School and moved into cinematography a couple years later after yet again coming across a camera that belonged to my parents. This time it was a Bell and Howell super 8mm film camera and after seeing my images move across a screen I focused on that form of art.
I have photographed 6 feature films and look forward to more, but the power of a single image is still undeniable. I have been pulled back into photography out of the challenge to create a story with a single frame.
Flesh Remembers - Director of Photography
Lackluster Syndrome - Director of Photography
Two Fireflies - Director of Photography
The 8th Plague - Director of Photography
WINNER- BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY!!
8th Annual Chicago Horror Film Fest
Ghost Town: The Movie - 2nd Unit Camera / DoP
All Hallows Eve - Director of Photography