AndyToad

Holiday with Cthulhu

Posted in andytoad, mask, photography by andytoad on December 24, 2013

Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s brilliance and his most charming creation Cthulhu – Here is a series of photos created with my friend Adam for the holidays.

Yuletude Greetings from the Elder Things and Deep Ones!

Eggnog

Eggnog

 

Group Action

Group Action

 

Mistletoe

Mistletoe

 

 

 

 

Electronic Embers

Posted in andytoad, collaboration, photography, process by andytoad on March 3, 2013

Hanging out with Jordan Morley, experimenting with light.

Electronic Embers

Andrew Jordan Projects

Andrew Jordan Projects

Andrew Jordan Projects

Andrew Jordan Projects

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Gruss vom Krampus!

Posted in andytoad, photography by andytoad on December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays! Yuletide Greetings! 

Krampus photograph by Andytoad

Krampus  _ photographs by AndyToad

My friend Adam and I recently got together for a photo shoot with the goal of depicting Krampus.

Krampus? You remember –  the figure from Germanic lore associated with winter solstice, season change and fertility. Krampus chases away wicked spirits, assures a bountiful growing season, symbolizes a right of passage. Realize he comes from a pre-Christian time before pagan iconography was assimilated, adapted, and sometimes demonized… Eventually as different belief systems came and went, and sometimes tried to get along, Santa Claus and Krampus started playing the roles of good cop – bad cop. Krampus bears a switch and a basket/sack to carry off naughty children. In modern times there seems to be a resurgence of interest in the idea of Krampus. Austria has some fantastic festivals in his honor. Someday I have to make it to a proper Krampuslauf!

Krampus_Cards

Some old European Krampus greeting cards

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Some more of our Krampus below. (Photographed in Akron, Ohio, November 2012)

Andrew Jordan Projects

Andrew Jordan Projects

Andrew Jordan Projects

Andrew Jordan Projects

Andrew Jordan Projects

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Happy Halloween Hurricane

Posted in 5 minute photo, andytoad, mask, photography by andytoad on October 31, 2012

Rebekah as a Death Bug  _  Photo: AndyToad

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Mythical Actual

Posted in collaboration, costume, photography by andytoad on June 3, 2012

Chimeras, a photography project that I helped my friend Felipe Vasquez with, is featured in Dossier Journal :  http://dossierjournal.com/look/photography/chimeras/

Felipe shot these photographs in Chile earlier this year. He and I worked together to realize the look of the characters which are based on ritual costume and supernatural figures of the world.

Salamander 

Mandragora

Lilith

 

Stranger in the Street

Posted in 5 minute photo, andytoad, mask, muse, photography by andytoad on April 30, 2012

Some photographs in front of the apartment.

Yellow Two … photo: AndyToad

Yellow Four … photo: AndyToad

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Stranger in the Rain

Posted in 5 minute photo, inspiration, mask, photography by andytoad on April 23, 2012

Some photographs in the backyard.

Dark and Stormy Spring … photo: AndyToad

Little Fly … photo: AndyToad

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Bear, Peacock, Zebra

Posted in andytoad, photography by andytoad on April 15, 2012

Betty’s Birthday Portrait

Strange things happen in the back yard.  _  photo: AndyToad


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3 AM blog post…

Posted in muse, photography by andytoad on March 19, 2012

Photograph by Kevin Knight
from his Heroes, Villians, Jedi series

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Sara Shoot

Posted in andytoad, dance, performance, photography by andytoad on March 6, 2012

Some photographs from my session with Sara.

http://saradujour.blogspot.com/