Tristan has worked as a director of Machinima productions for Blizzard Entertainment based on the World of Warcraft and the upcoming Diablo III engine. He has spent the last three years building his photography business, and has loved the synergy between video and photography. He sees it as an opportunity to continue to live out his passion for video game editing, directing, and artistry in tandem.
Both his personal and departmental accomplishments with Blizzard—the Emmy-award-winning episode of South Park’s “Make Love, Not Warcraft”, multiple trailers, cinematics, commercials, behind-the-scenes DVDS, the chance to work with state-of-the-art video/film/graphics production and post-production equipment—would make him a great addition to your team.
When not working on the above Tristan can be found coaching actors in preparation for their next audition, college application, or current role. He also works with companies to help define their brand and connect with other businesses in the industry to ensure complete brand recognition.
On a less 3rd person note, I, Tristan believe in one thing with all of my heart: Passion. If I do not have passion for what I do I will not be successful, but just as important, happy. This is what I strive for, first and foremost, in everything I do.
My intent in my photography is to capture what stands out in you as beauty. When I shoot my camera I expect everyone to see what I just saw. Each picture should have emotion.
I have always believed; that beauty is inside, passion, character, and hard work! This all equates to natural beauty, something overlooked too much in a Photoshop imbued world.
Photography to me is about capturing a moment in time filled with the emotion and character of the person in front of me. People often ask me “Is it fun to shoot pretty girls” and I always wince. That is not what photography is for me. Male, Female, young and old, it is so much about capturing an expression, a breadth of air, rather than just a pretty face. Working with people open to themselves and working to get them to open to me and an open space that is both scary and exhilarating, is why I shoot, it is why I am a photographer and director. It is that interaction that makes it fun. It is that hour of makeup and first look where I am more interested in getting to know you as much as possible to really be able to capture that moment, on that day, of who you are, that excites me. It is challenging and invigorating.
I like my pictures to have a theme to them.
I often tell the people I work with, you don’t have to be a “model” to look beautiful. It is my job to help you bring out the beauty and make it come across in a photo. A small moment of your life you can forever remember.
I prefer to stray away from the “smile, click” or lack there of style shooting and more of a photo that you can look at and say, “Yeah that really IS me” or even “Whoa cool, I didn’t know I could be that way” I find this method to be very fulfilling for both me and the model.
I tend to look at it as a two way street however, I am welcoming of input with those I work with. I love feedback and input. I think photography is a very interactive environment.
I don’t have a favorite photographer, specific lighting setup, nor do I think darkrooms were the “good ole days”. I like to look at the world, the models, and the world we live in today, embracing everything I can get my hands on to create a timeless feel with my photography.
If this sounds fun to you, feel free to contact me.Studio
I shoot out of a 3000 sq foot studio. It can be used for grunge, seamless, and rustic. It is a beautiful location setup for everything from High fashion to Commercial product shoots.
See it in it's glory here: http://www.tristanpope.com/portfolio/studio-space/Want to see what it looks like to shoot with me? Here are some Behind the Scenes!https://vimeo.com/album/2743112