Timothy LantzPhotographer Male Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, US
My Website: www.stygiandarkness.comMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/archeon
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Timothy Lantz is a full-time illustrator and graphic artist with degrees in art education and communications.
Lantz’s work, often described as “beautiful melancholy,” has been inspired by a lifetime of reading. From the best of fantasy fiction and sci-fi to 1930s crime fiction and comic books, Lantz’s bold and edgy artistry is all about “story.” His themes of mystery, romanticism, tragedy and aspiration convey this, as though his life’s quest is to create illustrations for relevant yet aching stories that have not yet been written.
Underpinning Lantz’s powerful aesthetic is long experience. His exacting technical abilities, which go far beyond the traditional skill set, combine with core strengths in color and composition to create art that reflects—and refracts—the essence of beauty.
During his career, Lantz’s work has included such far-flung projects as weather maps, television commercials, book covers and tarot cards. He is the author and artist of The Archeon Tarot, available from U.S. Games Systems Inc., and has worked for a variety of publishers including: DC Comics, ACE/Penguin Books, Bantam, Juno Books, EDGE Books, AEG, Wildside Press and more.
How I work:
My work is a crazy, “mad scientist” mix of different media. Look close and you’ll see hand drawn/hand painted elements mixed with digital photography, found objects and photo textures all painstakingly combined into a unified image through the magic of photoshop, painter and illustrator.
What I’m Looking for in Models:
I’m primarily interested in models willing to do implied/artistic nudity. Since the human form is central to a lot of what I do, I prefer the blank canvas of the unclothed form. There are technical reasons for this as well as aesthetic.
With the nature of my work, its important to have as clean a base image as possible. Anyone who’s worked in photoshop or digital imaging can attest that its easy to add, while nearly impossible to subtract. In this regard, I usually prefer my models to tend toward a more natural style of hair and make-up, which allows me to add the elements I want digitally with greater results.
Aesthetically, I’m often influenced by the classic painters of the symbolist movement. To my eye, their work captures beauty without objectification and that’s something I aspire to achieve in my own images.
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Archeon Tarot, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.