Rock of Ages - Character Portraits

For a season-opening show as big as this one, I had to try something different, something bigger.  Rock of Ages is big and loud and fun and the portraits had to be big and loud, too.  The movie had a great series of portraits but I didn't want to just copy them. We shot against a white wall, I edited the base images, then each image got about an hour of additional layering and painting .... with the help of a few actions that I had saved up for this shoot. I did my best to give each image a distinct look and color.

The reaction to the images from the cast was astounding, exactly what I hoped for.  Those talented folks spend so much time and effort making these shows come alive, I'm more than pleased to make them look as good as I possibly can.