The very first centrarchid to be photographed as part of this project. Lepomis machrochirus, also known as copper nose and, more commonly, bluegill.
Alternate Reality IV features Anchoa mitchelli, the bay (or common) anchovy, from the family Engraulidae. This specimen was stained by Stephanie Guidry, owner and curator of Sell The Dead Studios.
Alternate Reality V features Pseudacris sp., a species of chorus frog, large enough to sit on your fingernail. I salvaged this specimen from an age old, forgotten collection over a year ago (i.e., soaking in 70% EtOH in an old glass apple sauce jar!). I’ve no idea who collected it or when and where it was collected. Always provide information if you are collected specimens! You never know where they will end up!
But, enough. Enjoy!
I am happy to celebrate reduced pricing with a new piece (Alternate Reality, III; above), as well as a new page to formally organize and present a series that I will slowly be adding to – the Alternate Reality Series.
Check out the altered pricing below, as well as on Etsy.
5 x 7: 20 USD
8 x 10:40 USD
11 x 14: 80 USD
Finish: varies depending on print, matte available to all prints
Bundle deals are available on Etsy
I have really been enjoying working with the various filters and post-processing effects in these photographs, especially with mammals. While I am in love with the colors produced through the process of clearing and staining, something about the black background and these inverse colors just seem to resonate with me. This particular image (adult – above) is similar to a previous image (fetal – below) that I created earlier this year. This took a little more time than I had anticipated and after struggling to produce a quality image of this specimen for some time, I ended up taking it this route in an attempt to be more artistic. Hope you like it!
Hello everyone! We have just moved from Murray, Kentucky to Sunderland, Massachusetts! Therefore, please forgive any lack of updates and for the slooooow progress of uploading completed images.
However, I have two new images of two freshwater fishes I am pretty happy to add to the slowly growing project! Big thanks to Dr. Tim Spier at Murray State Unviersity for helping me acquire these!
The first is Aphredoderus sayanus, or the pirate perch.
And the second, Fundulus olivaceus, the blackspotted topminnow.