Backyard aliens (for my first subscribers)

For the 25 pioneers who subscribed after last week’s blog announcement, here’s a special welcome gift: the world premiere of my latest test.¬†(Note to my parents: a “test” is a shoot I create, produce and finance for my portfolio.)

My 5-year-old nephew, Atticus.

Yes, Atticus. His sister’s name is India.
Take that, Hailey, Aiden and Madison!

The concept was to have Atticus scanning the sky for aliens while life continues unawares in the adult house in the background. We got about 60 shots before dusk and his acting ability vanished. Still, it’s remarkable what candy can do for a kid’s attention span. For a single, nasty Sweet Tart he’d manage five solid shots in a row.

Back at the computer, once I found this expression of amazement and horror, I knew I needed a beam coming down from the sky. When you’re a kid looking for aliens, the last thing you expect is for them to actually show up.

Killing it.

Many thanks to my crew; to Joan for the truck; and to Adam for making the antennae, overseeing the talent and allowing us to take over his entire property.

About ethan

A Los Angeles-based commercial photographer shooting advertising and editorial imagery for local, national and international clients.
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2 Responses to Backyard aliens (for my first subscribers)

  1. Dave says:

    Cool Photos!

    Atticus Pines sounds like an awesome movie star name!

  2. Makes me want to get out my biggest flashlight and climb the roof tonight.

    Great image –

    Barry

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