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    Joseph Brewster
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Stroked in the darkness on opposite sides
Are the secrets which sunlight has yet to un-hide
Buried shallow in shadows that long to be found
Like a treasure for taking in soft fertile ground
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In frame: @dashausova_ 
Photo/poem: me
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If you’re interested in replicating this effect, I have a tutorial in my highlights which will teach you the technique.
Stroked in the darkness on opposite sides Are the secrets which sunlight has yet to un-hide Buried shallow in shadows that long to be found Like a treasure for taking in soft fertile ground —————————————————— In frame: @dashausova_ Photo/poem: me —————————————————— If you’re interested in replicating this effect, I have a tutorial in my highlights which will teach you the technique.
Something is always missing
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In frame: @brontebay 
Photo: me
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I might be going out of my mind.
Something is always missing —————————————————— In frame: @brontebay Photo: me —————————————————— I might be going out of my mind.
We lit the air ablaze with questions we don't say
I can't remember why the speaking makes me ache
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In frame: @lilyliqueur 
Assistance: @bethanybrewster
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I’d like to thank Disney for inspiring this one. Anyone want to guess which Disney character I referenced?
We lit the air ablaze with questions we don't say I can't remember why the speaking makes me ache —————————————————— In frame: @lilyliqueur Assistance: @bethanybrewster —————————————————— I’d like to thank Disney for inspiring this one. Anyone want to guess which Disney character I referenced?
We are not on speaking terms at the moment
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In frame: @ohitsjustlittleoleme 
Partner in crime 1: @djsunshine23 
Partner in crime 2: @nataliesmallphotography 
Shot at: @thelumenroom ——————————————————
We think of our identity as singular; as if we are one person with whom others around us can interact. In fact, we often feel as though we have multiple distinct sides, and it is easy to feel unknown, even to close friends; as if there is a secret version of ourselves that we suppress beneath the more public, likable sibling identity. What about you do people misunderstand?
We are not on speaking terms at the moment —————————————————— In frame: @ohitsjustlittleoleme Partner in crime 1: @djsunshine23 Partner in crime 2: @nataliesmallphotography Shot at: @thelumenroom —————————————————— We think of our identity as singular; as if we are one person with whom others around us can interact. In fact, we often feel as though we have multiple distinct sides, and it is easy to feel unknown, even to close friends; as if there is a secret version of ourselves that we suppress beneath the more public, likable sibling identity. What about you do people misunderstand?
Intergalactic transport. Had some mundane candid taxi photos from my last NYC trip, so...remix! This is a combination of several shots, 3D renders of planets I created in Photoshop, and some digital painting. I also used @brainfeverapps Lens Flare to add some punch to the lighting.
Intergalactic transport. Had some mundane candid taxi photos from my last NYC trip, so...remix! This is a combination of several shots, 3D renders of planets I created in Photoshop, and some digital painting. I also used @brainfeverapps Lens Flare to add some punch to the lighting.
Looking forward to the annual Dragon’s Halloween Ball this weekend. This is a shot from a poster series we did for the event. If you’re in the Dallas area, come by and enjoy the insanity. ——————————————————
In frame: @briannapaige143 
Black tape by: @thedragonluna 
MUA: @brandidiblerarts
Photo/art: me
Looking forward to the annual Dragon’s Halloween Ball this weekend. This is a shot from a poster series we did for the event. If you’re in the Dallas area, come by and enjoy the insanity. —————————————————— In frame: @briannapaige143 Black tape by: @thedragonluna MUA: @brandidiblerarts Photo/art: me
They can’t be seen
The things within
Not touched or felt
By anyone
Except myself
And I alone
Beneath my skin
They find a home
These lurid pangs
Of solitude
And here or there
A gleam of earth
They can’t be seen
Within my frame
But I contain
A universe
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In frame: @lilyliqueur 
Styling: @bethanybrewster
Set assistant: @kathryn.anastasia
Photo: me
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This was created by digitally painting edges and masking out the shape. I’m fascinated by manipulating the human figure. It serves, in my mind, as a physical representation of a cognitive construct of identity. Identity has always been a central theme of my work, and underlies all my imagery.
They can’t be seen The things within Not touched or felt By anyone Except myself And I alone Beneath my skin They find a home These lurid pangs Of solitude And here or there A gleam of earth They can’t be seen Within my frame But I contain A universe —————————————————— In frame: @lilyliqueur Styling: @bethanybrewster Set assistant: @kathryn.anastasia Photo: me —————————————————— This was created by digitally painting edges and masking out the shape. I’m fascinated by manipulating the human figure. It serves, in my mind, as a physical representation of a cognitive construct of identity. Identity has always been a central theme of my work, and underlies all my imagery.
Capturing the sunset tonight at @statefairoftx in @fairparkdallas.
Capturing the sunset tonight at @statefairoftx in @fairparkdallas.
Broken Earth
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I had fun with this one. My work is primarily focused on the human body, which is by far my favorite subject, but I love exploring textures and landscapes. This is composed of 20 or so images composited in Photoshop.
Broken Earth . . I had fun with this one. My work is primarily focused on the human body, which is by far my favorite subject, but I love exploring textures and landscapes. This is composed of 20 or so images composited in Photoshop.
Wind, earth, and elements
Envelope me
I’m tangled up in atmosphere
Eternity lies underneath
This thin veneer
Of melanin
Where, just below
The nebulae and galaxy
Of what you see
The darker matter haunting me
Arrests the stars
Still burning in this effigy
But I am me
Precipitation, lightening
A rainbow sky and revelry
My universe of disbelief
Evaporating into clouds
To fall from grace and form the sea
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In frame: @officialgeevee 
Photo: me
Queen of the set: @bethanybrewster ——————————————————
The inspiration for this came from a walk around the block. I snapped a few pictures of clouds and rushed back to the office to make this. It’s one of my favorite images in recent memory. Something about simplicity of the colors and composition, and @officialgeevee giving a killer passionate pose.
Wind, earth, and elements Envelope me I’m tangled up in atmosphere Eternity lies underneath This thin veneer Of melanin Where, just below The nebulae and galaxy Of what you see The darker matter haunting me Arrests the stars Still burning in this effigy But I am me Precipitation, lightening A rainbow sky and revelry My universe of disbelief Evaporating into clouds To fall from grace and form the sea —————————————————— In frame: @officialgeevee Photo: me Queen of the set: @bethanybrewster —————————————————— The inspiration for this came from a walk around the block. I snapped a few pictures of clouds and rushed back to the office to make this. It’s one of my favorite images in recent memory. Something about simplicity of the colors and composition, and @officialgeevee giving a killer passionate pose.
Melodramatic
Like rain in the fall
Junkies and addicts
Like we are the drug
Sleeping with static
Out like the law
Blissfully tragic
Like we are in love
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Hands: Daria Usova
Photo: me
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Have you ever felt like your quality of work is declining? I’ve written a lot of poetry at various times. I haven’t written much lately. This is a portion of a poem I wrote several years ago, which I really liked, and I’m in one of those seasons when I feel incapable of writing stuff like this anymore.
Melodramatic Like rain in the fall Junkies and addicts Like we are the drug Sleeping with static Out like the law Blissfully tragic Like we are in love —————————————————— Hands: Daria Usova Photo: me —————————————————— Have you ever felt like your quality of work is declining? I’ve written a lot of poetry at various times. I haven’t written much lately. This is a portion of a poem I wrote several years ago, which I really liked, and I’m in one of those seasons when I feel incapable of writing stuff like this anymore.
You wear your skin convincingly 
As if it's where you want to be
But I can see, oh, I can see
And nothing here is fooling me

You wear your smile so finely peeled
As if it's how you really feel
But I can see, oh, I can see
And nothing here is fooling me

You wear that dress so confident
As to impress with elegance
But I can see uncertainty
And nothing here is fooling me

You wear your Jewelry like a charm
As if it keeps you safe and warm
But I can see you're disbelief
And nothing here is fooling me
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In frame: @miss.thaze 
Photo/Wizardry: me
Wizard’s Assistant: @bethanybrewster ——————————————————
Another from my geode series with @empressivegeodesigns. This was such a fun series. I can’t get enough of geodes.
You wear your skin convincingly As if it's where you want to be But I can see, oh, I can see And nothing here is fooling me You wear your smile so finely peeled As if it's how you really feel But I can see, oh, I can see And nothing here is fooling me You wear that dress so confident As to impress with elegance But I can see uncertainty And nothing here is fooling me You wear your Jewelry like a charm As if it keeps you safe and warm But I can see you're disbelief And nothing here is fooling me —————————————————— In frame: @miss.thaze Photo/Wizardry: me Wizard’s Assistant: @bethanybrewster —————————————————— Another from my geode series with @empressivegeodesigns. This was such a fun series. I can’t get enough of geodes.
The Megan
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Can you guess where I got this idea? I took this drone shot of a boat in Mexico and was going to do something classy with it, but, upon further reflection, decided to have fun. 😂
The Megan —————————————————— Can you guess where I got this idea? I took this drone shot of a boat in Mexico and was going to do something classy with it, but, upon further reflection, decided to have fun. 😂
Forever Tomorrow
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In frame: @roxannaredfoot 
Wardrobe: @nataliesmallphotography 
Styling: @djsunshine23 ——————————————————
What would you like to see us make? Give me some ideas of fantastic or interesting edits to create...🙂
Forever Tomorrow —————————————————— In frame: @roxannaredfoot Wardrobe: @nataliesmallphotography Styling: @djsunshine23 —————————————————— What would you like to see us make? Give me some ideas of fantastic or interesting edits to create...🙂
Stitch by stitch
Cinching up these
Broken bits
String and time
Will mend and fix
But until
All is healed
Needles will suffice
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In frame: @katherinevmetcalf 
Styling: @bethanybrewster 
Photo: me
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Exploring themes of self-repair
Stitch by stitch Cinching up these Broken bits String and time Will mend and fix But until All is healed Needles will suffice —————————————————— In frame: @katherinevmetcalf Styling: @bethanybrewster Photo: me —————————————————— Exploring themes of self-repair
Sisters of the night
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Model: @lowkey.jenna
Model: @roxannaredfoot 
Second unit: @nataliesmallphotography 
Makeup: @djsunshine23 
Set assistance: @bethanybrewster @kathryn.anastasia ——————————————————
Coming closer to Halloween I will be toying with darker more horror-esque concepts. Which, I guess, isn’t a huge departure for me 😜.
Sisters of the night —————————————————— Model: @lowkey.jenna Model: @roxannaredfoot Second unit: @nataliesmallphotography Makeup: @djsunshine23 Set assistance: @bethanybrewster @kathryn.anastasia —————————————————— Coming closer to Halloween I will be toying with darker more horror-esque concepts. Which, I guess, isn’t a huge departure for me 😜.
Diodes and dreams
Lost in the currents
Life crystalline
Semi-conductive
Thought I was real
Just for a moment
Inside the screen
Flesh and machine
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Model: Cindy Wilkerson
Photo: me
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I’ve been dedicating weekly time to get personal projects done. I used to sit for hours on photoshop just for fun, but the more it becomes your occupation, the harder it is to come back at the end of the day and spend another few hours on something you don’t get paid for. But the best work is usually what you make when no one is looking. Don’t stop making things you care about.
Diodes and dreams Lost in the currents Life crystalline Semi-conductive Thought I was real Just for a moment Inside the screen Flesh and machine —————————————————— Model: Cindy Wilkerson Photo: me —————————————————— I’ve been dedicating weekly time to get personal projects done. I used to sit for hours on photoshop just for fun, but the more it becomes your occupation, the harder it is to come back at the end of the day and spend another few hours on something you don’t get paid for. But the best work is usually what you make when no one is looking. Don’t stop making things you care about.
Somewhere in the sunken city
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I’m trying to get back to my own creative edits more often. A combination of client work (which I’m not always at liberty to post here) and chronic depression generally inhibit my sharing habits, but I spent a few hours playing over the holiday and this was the result. .
What do you think? Would you like to see more sci-fi/fantasy edits or more straight photography?
Somewhere in the sunken city . . I’m trying to get back to my own creative edits more often. A combination of client work (which I’m not always at liberty to post here) and chronic depression generally inhibit my sharing habits, but I spent a few hours playing over the holiday and this was the result. . What do you think? Would you like to see more sci-fi/fantasy edits or more straight photography?