Shoot 6 – Action Hero, Spy Thriller, and Apocalypse Hero

For this month’s shoot we focused on Action stock photography concepts, suitable for high-octane thrillers, spy sagas, and even horror too…

It’s crazy that these super-simple shots are severely lacking in the wider Stockosphere, but we’re doing everything we can at NeoStock to remedy that!!

The three concepts that we shot: Action Hero, Spy Thriller, and Apocalypse Hero are all incredibly versatile, and each set has the potential to cross-over into multiple genres. Exciting stuff, let’s take a look at the teasers from the shoot…

Action Hero:

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Bond Style

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The Classic ‘Sin City’ Pose

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Badasses Carry Two Guns

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Sometimes You Need a Sword Too…

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Kicking Ass. Taking Names.

Spy Thriller:

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Death From Above!!

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The Grizzled Detective…

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In Hot Pursuit…

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A Man on a Mission…

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The Standoff

Apocalypse Hero:

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Let’s go to work…

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Over the Shoulder Shot

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A Dynamic Pose

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Classic Hero Pose

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Sullen in Defeat

We’ll be shooting ‘Young Adult’ concepts at the end of this month, with a lovely blonde model, for a more innocent look, for your book cover art. Watch this space!!

Shoot 006 Shoot Credits:

Photography: Tom Parsons, Model: Geoff Rolph, Shoot Assistant: Leon King. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

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Shoot 004 — Classic Zombie & Killer Redneck

Shoot 004 was an exciting one for the team as this was our first ‘Makeup FX extravaganza’… a HORROR special that really showcases the cinematic-level of production value that we’re striving for.

The first segment of the shoot, was ‘Killer Redneck’ – a particularly nasty concept, where the props we had to hand were equally ugly!!

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Cleetus always enjoys a closeup

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Swingin for the fences!!

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Men at work…

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The Texas Chain-Swing Massacre

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The film poster pose…

If you thought our redneck was intense… things got seriously schlocky for the ‘Classic Zombie’ segment of the shoot, where NeoStock makeup artist Dave Fox displayed his mastery of the craft:

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Gnarly details

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When there’s no more room in hell…

Get over here!!

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Those ‘low’ zombies, always a nightmare

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Buy one Get One Free for all brains in-store

For our next ‘Horror Shoot’, we’ll be working with a female model on ‘Classic Zombie’, and ‘Demonic Possession’ concepts – and I’m sure it will be a blast, just like this one. Seriously good fun!!

Shoot credits:

Makeup: Dave Fox, Model: Mike Butler, Photography: Tom Parsons, Zombie Costume: Sofie Dodgson, Redneck Costume: Bea Wolff. Shot at Fire Eye Land studios, Margate.

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Shoot 003 – Urban Fantasy & Government Agent Stock Photography

The gears are really moving here at NeoStock… After many rounds of feedback in our Focus Group, we took onboard all the comments to make our next Urban Fantasy set even better than before.

The main requests were more ‘dynamic’ poses / facial expressions, inclusion of a bladed weapon, and a long trenchcoat. These suggestions definitely resulted in much more powerful shots, as you can see:

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Monster hunter

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Contemplating revenge…

Jade III Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Summoning the mystic energies…

Jade I Urban Fantasy Stock Photography

Into the crypt…

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X-Men pose!!

The second half of the shoot was focused on a more sedate ‘Government Agent’ concept — a series of stock photography images that would suit Espionage / Thriller concepts.

We’re working on improving the tactical poses / trigger discipline for these shots. Not totally perfect yet, but getting there!!

Jade Government Agent II Stock Photography

Freeze!!

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Danger is imminent

Jade Government Agent Stock Photography

Agent Jade, is on the case…

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The Detective deep in thought

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Action stations

 

Shoot credits:

Photographer: Tom Parsons, Model: Jade Reed. Shot at Fire Eye Land Studios, Margate.

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Shoot 002 Previews – Assassin / Urban Fantasy

Shoot 002 was a great success, we managed to get a great selection of images – and ALSO, extremely helpful feedback from our Focus Group for future shoots.

Our two concepts were Urban Fantasy, and Tactical Assassin. For future Urban Fantasy concepts, we’ll definitely be incorporating bladed weapons, and more ‘dynamic’ / action oriented poses.

Photography by Tom Parsons, modelled by Catarina Alfonso, makeup by Beauty by Ruby. Shot at Fire Eye Land Studios (Margate, UK).

Catarina Tactical Assassin

Catarina Tactical Assassin

Catarina Urban Fantasy - Stock Photography

Catarina Urban Fantasy

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Planning for Shoot 2: Tactical Female Assassin, Contemporary Heroine

For our stock photography, ‘moodboards’ are a big part of the developmental process. With a visual palette, we get ideas for costumes, poses and composition.

Next weeks shoot we’ll be tackling two concepts, Tactical Female Assassin, and Contemporary Heroine.

Here are the moodboards in preparation for the shoot!!

Female Tactical Assassin stock photography research

Female Tactical Assassin concepts

Contemporary Heroine / Urban Fantasy stock photography research

Contemporary Heroine concepts

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