Hello, I'm Evan! よろしく, エバン です!
A little about myself... I love cameras, cats, cars, computers, karaoke, and Middle Eastern food. I grew up in Michigan, attended college / uni in Ohio, then lived in California for eight years, mostly in San Francisco, but with stints in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Vallejo as well. After ten years working in photography and graphic design, the recession was starting to take its toll on my dreams and I decided to take a career "left-turn" for a while. Thus, as of January 2013, I've been living in Nagasaki Japan, teaching English! That doesn't mean I've stopped my creative output... Au contraire! I've been doing a ton of freelance and just-for-fun photo and design work on the side since getting here, and I wish to do more!
ちょっと 自己紹介: 好きなもの が カメラ と 猫 と 車 と ビデオゲーム と カラオケ と 中東料理。アメリカ の ミシガン州 に 生まれ育ちました。オハイオ州 に 大学 に いきました。卒業 の あと で, 8年間 カリフォルニア州 に 住んでいた, 主にサンフランシスコ。その あと で, 10年間 に 写真家 と グラフィックデザイナー でした。リーマンショック の あと で, ほとんど の 美術 の 仕事 が 自由契約 だけ に なった。大変だ! それ から, 新しい の 仕事 やって みる。いま 長崎 に, 英語の先生 に なった。 楽しみです！ いま もう, たくさん デザイン と 写真 の プロジェクト できる。 もっ写真撮影 撮りたい!
I like to shoot fashion-oriented shots, often with an unusual theme to them. I love to combine photography and illustration, as you'll see some examples of that here
. これ が ぼく の 美術。 イラスト と 写真 コンボ スタイル: ここ
I love to shoot on location, or in studio (when possible). I own a Profoto 1200 strobe kit with three heads and lots of accessories, and shoot with a Canon 30D. I also have experience with Profoto, Broncolor, Speedotron, Norman, Visatec, and Dynalite strobe systems. <i>That said</i>, I unfortunately had to leave my Profoto kit back in the states, in storage, since it was too heavy and expensive to bring to Japan. I'm not without lights though! I have a couple Speedlites and a wireless transmitter, so I'm all good in the strobes department, if a tiny bit less fancy than my usual jam.
I speak fluent English and intermediate Japanese. Okay, maybe more like shitty-but-passable Japanese... ぼく の 日本語 が 下手 けど, がんばっれ!
THINGS I CAN DO FOR YOU / できる の 写真:
- fine art photography [美術写真]
- high-fashion [ファッション]
- automotive stuff, with or w/out a model. [車の写真]
- head shots & body shots for actor's portfolios [俳優 の ヘッドショット]
- product, lifestyle, and catalog photography [ 商品 と カタログ]
- pin-up, fetish, swimwear, nude. (I'm a Zivity photographer and I'm looking to increase this kind of work) [ピンアップ, フェティッシュ, 水着, ヌード]
- photography for album packaging, flyers, etc [アルバムのパッケージ, チラシ]
- graphic design for print and web [グラフィックデザイン]
- assisting, digital tech, or PA for other photographers / shoots [他の写真家のために支援する]
- much more, just ask me! [もっとたくさん!]
THEMES I ESPECIALLY LIKE / 好きなテーマ:
- surreal situations [非現実的な状況]
- automotive-themed. I love cars, actually, and love using them as props. [車!!]
- sci-fi type stuff, especially post-apocalyptic and cyberpunk [サイエンスフィクション]
- robots!! [ロボット]
- lasers!! [レーザー]
- 60's, 70's, or '80s-style retro shots. [レトロスタイル]
- anthropomorphic machines [擬人化されたマシン]
- horror, especially Cronenberg-esque body horror [ホラー!!]
- vivid color & eye-shattering patterns [クレイジーパターン と 明るい色]
- avant-garde makeup and outfits [アバンギャルド の メイクや衣装]
- anything STRANGE. [奇妙なこと！]
Reasonable, and depends on the shoot. I'm cool with TF/trade if the shoot's of a style that my portfolio is in need of, if it's for my fine art work, or if I contact you. TF / トレード が とこどき 大丈夫。
Not all of my shoots require a MUA (especially the illustrated-photography, since I do a lot of the makeup digitally), but I am always looking for a good makeup and/or hair wizard for high-fashion shots. (TFP/TFCD only at the moment, please)
I'm looking for a good wardrobe person, so if you're that person, get a hold of me! I also make clothing once in a while (you'll see examples of my stuff in some of my photos). Sometimes I like to make a transient outfit just for the shoot at hand. So models, if we shoot together, I might want to suit you up in my gear.
もし メーキャップアーチスト, か ヘアスタイリスト, か ワードローブのスタイリスト, 私に連絡 :-)
I'm cool with escorts on shoots as long as they are not of the "always in the way of the shoot" variety. [これ が あと で 翻訳する。 怠け者!]
...need not apply. Free time is fleeting, so I can't afford to have it wasted. I've sort of turned into a "one strike, you're out" person on this, unless you have a particularly convincing excuse, or if I trust that you're otherwise reliable. 信頼してください。
I can't necessarily guarantee an illustrated-photograph for your portfolio, as those take me many hours to make (I'm working on figuring out how to speed up that workflow), but I can at least shoot some creative non-illustrated shots for your portfolio. Bear in mind, if I have an illustrated-photo in mind that I think you would work well for, I'll definitely ask you for your help. A note about my technique, since some have asked. I don't use Illustrator or any other vector-tracing program / filters to get the hand-drawn look. It actually is hand-drawn, with a Wacom tablet. Most of my illustrated-photo pieces take about 20-30 hours of hard labor. Things like Illustrator, while awesome, don't get the kind of outlining style I want, and I wish to make art that is a seamless hybrid between my two favorite media, illustration and photography [これ が あと で 翻訳する。 怠け者!]
OTHER PLACES YOU CAN FIND ME / もっと エバン の ウェブサイト:
- my portfolio / 美術ポートフォリオ
- my music / 私の作る音楽
- Tumblr (my stop-motion animations!)