Saturday, 25 February 2012
So, why, you might ask, am I featuring a sci fi book cover on my blog? The answer (of course) is that I took the photographs that were the basis for the cover artwork for this series of books called 'Black Legion' by Michael G. Thomas. The photos also formed the basis for the art work on his previous 'Star Crusades' novels and I was also commissioned to take portraits of the author himself, which are used on promotional material and on his Amazon author page.
Michael is an established best selling sci fi author and his latest series transports the ancient tale of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Mercenaries into the distant future. You can view his bio and other books *here* and his blog is called star-crusader (click on the name for a link).
The photo session itself was fun and frenetic. It is not often you get the opportunity to take photos of models with weaponry! I have posted two of the original photos, before they were turned into artwork. It is nice to see my work on the front of some books!