3.31.2022


 FEMME FATALE GUNSLINGERS

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW OPENING


                            Everyone is invited. 

I began this project with my dear friend and muse

Daniel Martinez. This show is dedicated to Daniel who

passed away a year ago, but was instrumental in all

of the fabulous photoshoots.




T H E   S H O W

Six amazing Santa Fe women dressed up in their best

 FEMME FATALE duds for my camera and together we created a gorgeous

 portfolio of portraits that I’m excited to show at 

FOOD HALL - WINE BAR
 Loft Gallery 

505 Cerrillos Rd.
Down from Sage Bakery

Opening - Thursday, April 14th
5-7pm

MEET THE FEMME FATALES


PIAR
Horsewoman & Artist


CHRISTINA
PHD  Medical Anthropology


BEKYE
Artist & Interior Designer

ALEXANDRA

International Fitness Instructor


HAIBE

Belly Dancer, Snake Charmer, Actor, Costumer

It will be an event! In addition to GORGEOUS large canvas prints of each Femme Fatale, there will be a looped slide show of other shots that I took on the photoshoots And the Femme Fatales (sans guns!) will be in attendance  at the opening. And a surprise guest the AMAZING JUSTIN JACKRABIT actor/stuntman who will add a bit of drama to the opening.

     Photo by Aldrin Alfonzo

ENJOY A COCKTAIL & FOOD AT THE CHOMP 
EMPORIOUM & HAVE A FUN EVENING.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.
C. WHITNEY-WARD

3.16.2022

WHO IS JUSTIN JACKRABBIT


G O O D  Q U E S T I O N...

(All photos above courtesy of Justin Jackrabbit)


Swashbuckler, cowboy samurai, swordsman,
 highlander, pirate, gangster, showman and chameleon 
when it comes to creating a character for a film
 or modeling gig. But when I caught up with him for
 a feature on CHASING he had added Photography
 & Directing to his repertoire and when I
 visited his studio - created in his home garage - 
I was in for a colorful adventure.

WELCOME TO
BLACKJACKRABBIT STUDIO



When I arrived, Justin was beginning to set the stage for one
 of his crazy/wonderful story ideas..


The Storyline... three intrepid Space Pirate Captains are 
traveling from their home planet to plunder planet ARTOPOL Upon
landing their adventures begin. They  find a secret treasure chest, 
which leads to an encounter with a group of angry dolls, a kidnapping
 follows, and then a dramatic rescue.

STARRING



AND




THE DOLLS -
 Who are enraged by Baroness Galazia's boots.


THE  BOOTS - that cause the kidnapping
.

BUT, BEFORE ALL THE LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION...

Justin hung white sheets  to serve as backdrop for his amazing
experimental mix-light painting shadow-casting photography.


No fancy equipment for Justin Jackrabbit. Everything he uses
 to create his dynamic portraits is strictly outside-the-box:
 sheets for backdrops, reflectors made from a pizza box 
lined with foil, LED bulbs that don't get hot, a ladder
 to hold lights, simple cardboard props,
 and a mobile phone to capture it all.


THE STAGE IS SET...


JUSTIN BEGINS TO LIGHT THE SET





NEXT, THE ACTORS, WHO ARE MASTERS AT ACTING, 
IMPROV AND MODELING, LEARN THEIR MOVES.
 "There is no script," says Justin, "I work with elite 
pro-talent who live and breath character development 
and have the tools to create them. I build a base story
 specialized to showcase each actors talent and 
natural personality. I work out each scene ahead 
and walk the actors thru them before I work
 my magic with lighting and shoot the scene."







THE STORY and the amazing light effects begin...


The Captains discuss their pirating strategy.


But before they begin their pirating...
 the Baroness threatens a doll who is harassing her
about her boots...


These dolls won't get my boots!


Undaunted, the small but might dolls kidnap her
 demanding a ransom!



"We will release you if you give us your Treasure Chest, " 
threatens the doll's leader - the red Dwarf.


We will rescue the BARONESS!


to be continued...

A big thanks to Justin's models -

Jo Jo Kitty ???and

Recent work...



For unique photographic projects contact:

JUSTIN JACKRABBIT
T. 505-508-6435
E. justinlotzrabbit@gmail.com

Instagram - @blackjackrabbit_studio












































 


  


















10.25.2021

Wings For Hope


R

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What better way to spend a sunny Santa Fe morning then capturing a gathering of gorgeous Motorcycles & Riders getting ready for their annual fundraiser for kids ride..



When I pulled into the Eagles Lodge parking lot, riders had already been welcomed, bought their tickets and were greeting friends. The motorcycles were spit & polished - hours of work went into making the bikes shine - and I wandered around capturing everything with my camera.




The welcoming table...


The detailing on these cycles was amazing...













                












And then there are the very cool jackets...























READY TO RIDE!

But first a blessing...








                                 WINGS FOR HOPE


Thank you Richard Martinez for inviting me to capture the event with my camera!