Hello everyone. It’s been a minute, but I’m back! I’ve been consumed with projects, in particular organizing/art directing/styling a confidential assignment. Now, the secret’s out: the New York Press Summer Guide has hit the streets!
Theme for the New York Press Summer Guide issue: ZOMBIES!! We tweaked the expression “The Dead of Summer” and made it “The Undead of Summer.” The idea, to have zombies running around, doing summer-type activities in NYC. It turned out to be one hell of a crazy, hectic, adventurous undertaking!
The Look: Glam, goth, punk, B-horror movie-inspired.
After our models spent a few hours in makeup and wardrobe, the crew devoted an afternoon to documenting our zombies’ exploits in the city, from Soho to the Meatpacking District.
The Zombie Cast:
Here are some memorable outtakes from the photo shoot:
First stop, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
Gimme that ice cream cone NOW… grRRRRrrrr! (Left, on Dina): Iron Fist tank top.
A cover contender:This fantastically gory photo was also considered for the cover. However, once the cover dimensions
changed (cover ad sold), the cropping didn’t work for the new, squarish dimensions.
The actual cover:
Zombie unicorn dress from VampireFreaks.
The Summer Guide interior layouts:
Want to see the nuttiness that went on during the photo shoot?? Here are some behind-the-scenes video footage and photos by Garrett Bowser:
These shoes are hot! A close-up shot of the Iron Fist wolf beater heels in the photo above.
Shoutout to Beegi for being supportive and helping out.
Thanks to everyone involved for making this happen!