Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WALKER DUKES: GENIUS!

Several people asked me who did the over-the-top, colorful photos of the spacewomen in the Pizza Boy episodes.  Good question, and here's the answer...Walker Dukes. The man is a genius! 

He likes to take black and white frame grabs from classic films and color them. How do you like this one (above) of Joan Crawford? He also does portrait photography in this style. I wish I could afford him. 














He's terrific at graphics and film titles (above). Rainbow lions is (are?) a terrific idea!



Electro Dog House (above)...very nice. 


I love his color choices. Sometimes anything that's not day-glow has no place on his palette...and rightly so! I wonder how a poster of this statue (above) would look in black light?







Well, maybe he does use more subdued colors sometimes. I really like what he did with the color and texture of these rocks (above).


Here's the man himself (above)! Check out his work here:


http://www.flickriver.com/photos/20connectedbreaths/random/


 




8 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

I've never heard of this Walker Dukes fellow before, but I am simply stunned by his body of work. Almost every great film star of the classic era that I can think of is on his website, and I haven't even looked at all the 1000+ colored frame grabs that he produced. He seems to love Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford a lot (who are obviously a few of my favorites as well), since I keep seeing a framegrab of them frequently there.

RooniMan said...

Hes top-notch.

Severin said...

I've been meaning to ask if and when you ask permission for using a photo in the blog, since you have such a variety! Or do you not worry about it, since this blog is non-profit?

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Roberto: He's been doing this stuff for a while now. I like the way he makes an artform out of chemical, day glow colors...the ones most other artists stay away from. I don't think he invented the technique, but he seems to do it better than anyone else.

Severin: I feel guilty about it, but I usually only ask when I think the creator might object to it. The difficulty comes when you borrow a graphic from a site which has borrowed it from yet another site.

Severin said...

Yes, it's true! Images float around the internet so freely, trying to use them with proper permissions seems like a silly endeavor, especially when everyone else isn't concerned about it.

I asked because I have a friend who might like to do similar photo skits, but I didn't want to tell him to just hop on google image search and grab anything willy nilly.

walker dukes said...

Dear Uncle Eddie:
Thanks for your great review of my work. I really appreciate it.
I love to do TV Shots, which are not screen grabs but the result of me sitting in front of the tv with a camera and a tripod to take shots of the stars as the films are actually broadcast. I'm still on Flickr and also Facebook. I am also doing high definition work too, with as much over-the-top color that the saturation can stand.
Walker

walker dukes said...

Dear Uncle Eddie:
Thanks for your great review of my work. I really appreciate it.
I love to do TV Shots, which are not screen grabs but the result of me sitting in front of the tv with a camera and a tripod to take shots of the stars as the films are actually broadcast. I'm still on Flickr and also Facebook. I am also doing high definition work too, with as much over-the-top color that the saturation can stand.
Walker

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Walter: Wow! Thanks for the comment. I love your work and with your permission I'll do an update post sometime in the near future.