Photo by J.R. Blackwell
When I discovered photography, it seemed natural to use it to build fantasy and surrealistic images. I come from a backround of writing fiction, where anything from my imagination is possible.
In photography, you can make something real, even if it’s just for that fraction of a second when the shutter clicks. I love to create monsters and heroes, alien landscapes and fantasy worlds. It is a challenge to photograph fiction, one that requires hiking to summits, sneaking under bridges, and working with makeup artists and costumers to make a vision become a reality.
This is my vision of a reality that isn’t of a fiction made flesh.
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Heroine and the Troll King
Where The Wild Things Are
Self Portrait from my 365 Days Project
Natalie at Laurel Hill Cemetery Photo by J.R. Blackwell
The Heroine and the Cursed Prince
Into the woods
Red Circles Photo by J.R. Blackwell
Purple Light: Heroine
365 Days Self Portrait Project Photo by J.R. Blackwell
Gold Armor I created for a fantasy photoshoot. J.R. Blackwell Self Portrait
The Structure Queen and the Heroine
The Structure Queen
Mortal Coil Photoshoot Avalon, Jared and Dan
Warrior of the Court Photo by J.R. Blackwell
Jared Axelrod, The Battle of Blood and Ink
Hunger Self Portrait by J.R. Blackwell