Announcing FACES – a library for facial expression study

January 19, 2018 / New and Noteworthy

Explore the FACES library A critical part of figurative art is portraiture – every well drawn or sculpted figure need a well constructed head on it. There are quite a few reference libraries out there for faces, but they miss one critical thing – multiple camera angles so the artist can study each expression[…]

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BiM VI – New Ballet Motions

October 2, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

We are excited to announce the release of the first ballet/dance Motion Set from our recent Bodies in Motion VI shoot. Fellow artists, please find the breathtaking new reference and inspiration here. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you. -Scott

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Bodies in Motion VI – Dance & Martial Arts

June 5, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

We’ve just finished a busy weekend photographing Bodies in Motion VI! Even though the banner image is a fierce Muay Thai pic from the shoot, it was actually all about dance – ballet, contemporary, and modern dance (but with a bit of martial arts thrown in at the end). I have 700 Gb of[…]

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Bodies in Motion Scans launching June 20th

May 17, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

I am excited to announce that we will be releasing the Bodies in Motion Scan library on June 20th, produced in collaboration with Metapixel Studio. The library will feature dancers, athletes, and performers (many of whom you will recognize from your favorite motions) captured in full, sculptural 360 degrees. The Scan library is a[…]

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BiM at the World’s Strongest Man

April 19, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

I recently got invited to photograph the Europe’s Strongest Man competition, the European qualifier for the World’s Strongest Man final in Botswana this summer. A handful of the strongest men in the world were in attendance including Hafþór “Thor” Björnsson (who famously plays the Mountain in Game of Thrones) and Eddie “the Beast” Hall,[…]

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Bodies in Motion Episode #3

March 4, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

This episode covers: new ballet, freerunning, and hapkido motions, artwork review, and the anatomy lecture of the elbow, plus next week’s drawing challenge. Favourite Artwork of the week Donatello by Jonathan Marks Barravecchia instagram: @jonathanmarksart THIS WEEK’S DRAWING CHALLENGE Draw, illustrate, imagine your favorite comicbook hero or villain using reference from these motions: Reference[…]

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Bodies in Motion at Pixar

January 5, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

I am recently back to London from a Bodies in Motion lecture tour of the West Coast where I visited a number of amazing studios in both San Francisco and LA.  My first stop in San Francisco was none other than Pixar (if you need an introduction to their work, I really don’t know[…]

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Bodies in Motion V: martial arts

November 21, 2015 / New and Noteworthy

November in London can be pretty dreary, certainly more challenging than a sunny day in the summer, for a Bodies in Motion shoot.  Regardless, the show must go on, so we turned the heat on and packed a two-day shoot with a spectrum of martial arts talent – Tae Kwon Do, JuJitsu, Kickboxing, MMA,[…]

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Anatomy of Bodies in Motion at Valve

September 3, 2015 / New and Noteworthy

I am recently back from a short trip to the West Coast and had an afternoon in Seattle to drop into Valve to show off the latest developments on Bodies in Motion. Valve, of course, are the legendary game developers behind hits like Half-Life and Portal, creators and maintainers of the ubiquitous Steam digital[…]

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Bodies in Motion IV: aerial

July 20, 2015 / New and Noteworthy

For Bodies in Motion IV we wanted to capture artists, athletes and performers off the ground – not jumping but hanging, climbing, and spinning. There is so much anatomy on view when the upper body is ‘hanging on’ for dear life.  In this case we had amazingly talented and experienced performers who weren’t hanging[…]

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