In one week, I’ll be packing up my camera gear and hopping in a truck bound for the Beverly Sand Dunes in Eastern, WA with several other Mad Max enthusiasts for one of my most epic and massive photoshoots to date.
The moment I first saw Mad Max: Fury Road back in May I fell madly in love. I just knew I had to do photoshoot. My buddy, Gingerten, had already seen the movie twice by the time he went with me and had already started planning out a Max Rockatansky cosplay. So, I talked it over with him and a photoshoot was suddenly in the works!
At first we thought about doing something local. However, the more we got to talking, we realized how badass and authentic it’d be do go on a small road trip out to the sand dunes. No one wants to do a Mad Max shoot in the middle of the city, after all. You gotta go find some wastelands, or in our case, some sand dunes in middle-of-nowhere Mattawa, WA.
Once we made the decision to go all out for this, I reached out to the cosplay community and started gathering interested parties. Not only have we amassed a great crew of cosplayers, we’ve also scored the use of a few bikes and old military vehicles.
With nearly 30 people involved, it’s by far one of the largest photoshoots I’ve ever planned that wasn’t a meet up at a con. This shoot started out as a crazy wonderful “what if” idea that Gingerten and I came up with. But, after months of planning and recruiting, I am so unbelievably pumped for it to become a reality!
Everyone has been working so hard on their outfits and vehicles for this shoot. There has been thrifting, junk yard picking, scrap metal foraging, sewing, welding, and weathering (so.much.DIRT) for this labor of love. I have no doubt in my mind that this shoot is going to be a complete success and I can’t wait to show you all.
So, stay tuned for photos from the shoot!