Another Unpublished Dawn of The Dead Image

Every now and then I come across one that I haven’t published in Zombie Nights. I never published this image because Richard P. Rubinstein is in the frame. Richard is very militant about protecting his copyright and rightfully so. I am also militant about protecting mine. He tried years ago to get me not publish my images thinking I must have been an extra in the movie. I was however an invited journalist and I own the copyright of all my images including this one. Out of respect for him though, I never published or shared this image until now.

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Dawn of The Dead

Unpublished Dawn of Dead Image

Every now and then I come across one that I haven’t published in Zombie Nights. I don’t know why I left this one out. It was taken in the early morning. Most of the zombies had been sitting around doing little as shots were set up. I like the expression on the face of the female zombie. Boredom,anger,exhaustion or maybe it was confusion wondering WTF I was doing?

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Bored Zombies

Jeanie Brown Boshoven on Dawn of The Dead Set

Every now and then I come across one that I haven’t published. I know why I left this one out. It is a little out of focus and the overall contrast is degraded too much to publish. Even so I know fans would like to see it so here it is. Such a captivating woman it is clear why she is a fan favorite.

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Jeanie Brown Boshoven

The Miniature Trains at The Living Desert

One of the great surprises of The Living Desert in Palm Springs was the extensive miniature railroad exhibit. I have always loved miniature railroads. I have a great set as a kid and have seen some amazing exhibits. The exhibits at the Barnum Museum in Sarasota, at The Science Center in Pittsburgh and The science and Industry Museum in Chicago are unbelievable However, the one at The Living Desert in Palm Desert California is truly unique.

The exhibit is outdoors and is almost an acre large It consists of more than 3,300 feet of track, six different loops and a variety of trains in different gauges. There are all sorts of surprises in this exhibit including Most Rushmore. I imagine the fact that it is outdoors creates all sorts of maintenance costs. Throughout the exhibits are miniature road signs of the corporate sponsors.

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Living Desert Rail Yards

Living Desert Rail Yards

Living Desert Rail Yards

Living Desert Rail Yards

How to Identify Winter in Pittsburgh

In recent years it’s hard to know when it is actually winter in Pittsburgh. We have had 60 degree days in January and 20 degree days in November. Fortunately we have a fool proof system. If Dino has his scarf on, it’s cold enough to be winter!

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Pittsburgh Winter

Zombie Week Day 6—Tom Savini and Marty Schiff

This is one of my favorites from the two nights of shooting. A lot of the crew doubled as extras in the movie. Both of these guys had many roles and have continued working in the film industry to the present day. They are seen here dressed as bikers. The bikers had an important role in the plot development of the film.

I had to make a decision with this image. I decided to accentuate the reflections in the background which gives it a creepier feeling.

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Savini and Schiff

Zombie Week Day 5—Ken Foree and Gaylen Ross

I was under instructions to not bother the crew or actors on the set of Dawn of The Dead. I was there as a photojournalist but only for photography. I did no writing for Pittsburgh Magazine. . I did get to chat with the crew in the makeup room but didn’t talk to anyone during the shoot.

These are photos taken of two of the movies billed stars, Ken Foree and Gaylen Ross. Ken Foree remained an actor and has 109 Acting Credits on IMDB. Gaylen Ross was only an actress for three years but has since worked as a Director of Documentary Films.

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Ken Foree

Gaylen Ross

Zombie Week Day 4—Making The Zombies

The Mall closed at 9 P.M but people came earlier because it took a lot of time to make up Zombies and there were a lot of Zombies. Tom Zavini was the special effects director and in charge of the make up. Jeannie Jeffries, Clayton Hill assisted Zavini in the creations of the undead.

People played cards and chatted with each other while awaiting their turn for makeup. No phones, computers or tablets existed so people actually had to communicate. It was exciting and the room was buzzing.

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Waiting for Makeup

Zombie Master Tom Zavini

Zombie Getting Makeup

Zombie Week Day 2—Jeannie Jefferies

Jeannie was hard to miss on the set at Monroeville Mall A beautiful woman with big hair and a dazzling smile. I was not supposed to talk to the cast or crew but she was too dazzling to not acknowledge. I always wished I had the opportunity to photograph her in my studio.

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Time to Make the Zombies

Zombie Touch Up

Moment#11–Gilda

This is the last week for our photo exhibition, Moments and Souls at the Percolate Gallery in Pittsburgh. I realize that many of you can not make it in to the gallery so over the next few weeks I will be publishing “the moments” that were my contribution to the show.

This image was taken in Prague in 2016.It is another example of the photographic misdirection I strive to create by not looking through the viewfinder as I capture and image.

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Gilda