Sunday, August 11, 2013

Works

Been wanting to make a page on my site with a bunch of different photos from my years of prop-making and Halloweening...all in one place.

Click below to check it out:


26 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

Very Awesome.

So cool to see many of your works together on one page.
You should do one with just the pumpkins you have carved.

Mark Faucett said...

It's not just your props that are so good, you give a lot of thought on your photographs, lighting and angles that make them that much better. I am always inspired by your work.

Autumnleaf said...

O!! M!! G!!
Simply amazing the collection of work you have done!! Now THAT would be a book to treasure. Rot, do you ever photograph things in progress? One can only imagine the evolution of one of your paper mache sculpts.

Love ALL of these!!

Rot said...

thanks.

I think I only took photos of the skull witch back when i built the first one.

I never feel right taking pics mid-way. Just something off about it to me.

jeff said...

Awesome stuff man, truly. I believe I caught some pics there that I've not seen before, believe Tin Man setting is different, so stark and lonely looking. Those of is who have been following along can probably recall our own histories while gazing at the many pieces here. I can recall exactly what I was doing when I first saw Johnny Appleseed, how everything just stopped and I just knew everything I believed about "Halloween Decorations" had changed completely. One of my favorite parts of the holiday is the next great Rot reveal each year. It's a beautiful collage of amazing and inspiring work.

Adam said...

Good lord, it must be able to be talented enough to physically create the visions in your head this accurate and amazing. What id give for your ability

Rot said...

Thanks a ton.

Willow Cove said...

Jeff took the words right out of my mouth. It's so awesome to look at photos from past years and remember the awe that I felt gazing on them for the first time. Rot, your the Halloween Master. Keep 'em coming!

Jay's Shadow said...

I miss Blight.

:(

Joel said...

Sheesh, the closeup shot of the Jody prop caught me just the right way and actually gave me a little shudder.

Really neat to see it all in one place. I'm tellin' ya, I would buy the heck out of a Pumpkinrot coffee table book.

Rot said...

Thanks!

Jay, I'll add some more photos to that page as I think of them...I'll try to find one of Blight that I dig.

Shani said...

Awesome, awesome stuff Sir!! Love seeing it all together. I also saw a few pics that I haven't seen before.

Rot said...

Cool. Thanks.

yeah, that's why I wanted to put something like this together...A lot of photoshoots have been buried in my blog...and with over 7,000 entries, they're REALLY buried.

Pam Morris said...

I want, I want, I want! gorgeous work and a joy to view over and over.

Rot said...

Thanks!

Countess VonRauber (Heidi) said...

Very nice! It's a very cool place for fans of your work too oogle all of the amazing things that you create :)

ShellHawk said...

I think a coffee table book would be wonderful, too!

Author picture on the back? A shrouded figure with a skeletal hand emerging from a black sleeve... :D

Shani said...

So Elsa is one of the pics that I haven't seen. She is incredibly creepy and awesome and beautiful all wrapped up into one prop. I'm curious though about her being submersed in water. I'm assuming you do some sort of water proofing as I've seen you do that before with other props.

Amazing picture of her btw...I love that you can see little air bubbles...

Rot said...

She's one of the Tinies...
Here's the link:
http://pumpkinrot.com/pages/Page40.htm

For the props I know will be outside in the elements, I will coat them with a silicone sealer...they still get soft when it rains, but it dries as soon as the sun comes out... but for this little lady, I knew that we only had about ten minutes of life in her since we were holding her down completely underwater. It was like drowning a small child. I joked before about the cars going by seeing me holding a small girl underwater and Bean snapping away.

She was totally saturated after the shoot.

K.O. said...

Great idea, and VERY well done!

Rot said...

Thanks!

Rania said...

Well isn't that a Pinterest paradise. And just when I thought I had seen all the works, i get surprised by a few! Just brilliant as always. Hat tip to you sir.

girl6 said...

that is Awe-fully Wonderful.. :):):)

i can Only Imagine all the different feelings you experience when looking thru your collective work...
memories of old friends from long ago, or the special family members, you never forget..sighhh
AND to think of the New Lovelies still to be added over time.

your Zombie Girl, has the Most Beautiful (serene) face i have
ever seen..&.. your Tin Man totally transports me to a place, where Fairy Tales live & breathe.

i am soooo Happy to have found you on Flickr!.
AND Thanks for Keeping Halloween Alive & Well for Us, Every day of the Year..She's got the Perfect home with you guys.. :):):)

Rot said...

Thanks, Rania!

girl6, it really is pretty nifty to see those photos in one place...each one reminds me of the planning and the building and the location hunting and the early morning drives to go set them up. There's a satisfaction that I feel when I see these...like a weight lifted. Like once they're trapped on film and posted, I can breathe easy. And it feels like they're still out there.

girl6 said...

Awwww...Your kids!!!.. :):):)

JHMDF said...

Such a beautiful and disturbing gallery ;)