For the last year, Joey Phoenix has been working with Retonica on a series of fine art and event projects.
Retonica transforms spaces into works of art. From concerts to weddings, our designers create and control a complete design and production. Lighting can change magically change throughout the event, or simply paint the space in beautiful light of any color imaginable. Browse through and see some of the work we've done, and contact us to let us bring your ideas (or ours) to life.
If They're a Benefit, They're Not My Problem – A Story of Replicants and Blade Runners
The night of the shoot, it was pouring down rain. It was like Ridley Scott himself had blessed our endeavor. In addition to Joey, myself, and the four players, we also had John Andrews of Social Palates (soon to be John Andrews Photography) on hand for extra lighting assistance and behind the scenes photos, as well as Dylan Dosch of At my inkstaind fingertips to do some EPIC makeup.
After makeup and light setup, the magic commenced. I will bore you no further with details. Except that the gun you see in these images, Deckard's gun, was made by Matt Wolf. Not an exact replica, but so close you'll have to ask it 100 questions to determine the truth.
A Great Fear of Shallow Living - Merfolk and Sea Sprites
Over the last few months I've been working with Joey of Retonica on some light installation/photo collaborations. Our first collab - inspired by Blade Runner - was a marked success. So I was excited about working with him and his team again on this one.
Also back on set for this adventure was MUA extraordinaire Arden Barlow and costume design maverick Carly Naik, who have become pivotal members of this Olympian-inspired journey.
One of the singular facets of this particular shoot was the addition of fire, and so Ember LaFuze, Faerie Nebula (Meaghan), and Elise Turcketta of ARTiculate this would be joining the shoot as the Three Furies.
I've known Brett Kelley since 2013 when we met at RAW arts Boston showcase. The show itself was pretty much an utter fiasco, as was the organization, and the both of us joke that the best thing to come out of that nonsense was our meeting. Despite everything, it was totally worth it.
Brett is one of the best humans on this planet.
He's an artist, but that blanket term doesn't necessarily do what he does and who he is justice. He's the kind of person who one moment will bedazzle you with the most intense makeup/airbrush application, then share a mythological-inspired painting that will make your jaw hit the floor with its brilliance, and then before you know it, you've seen him release a steampunk-inspired coloring book that is one of the most remarkable things to come out in 2016. What's more, this is what a normal week looks like for him.