Zombie Week Day 3— David Emge and Mike Gornick

This was one of the two images used by Pittsburgh Magazine in their story about Dawn of The Dead, the other being a shot of George Romero, I believe they chose this image because it had one of the stars of the movie and the camera in the same shot. The technical part of film making was not as well understood back then and this 16mm Arriflex looked pathetically small compared to the 35mm cameras we were used to seeing.

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Mike Gornick

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Zombie Nights for just 99 Cents

This week beginning June 8 Zombies will once again invade Pittsburgh and Monroeville. This year they come to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of George Romero’s cult classic Dawn of The Dead at The Living Dead Weekend.</a

To honor this milestone starting today June 6 you can order a kindle version of Zombie Nights: My Two Nights With Living Dead for just $.99 by. To get your digital Kindle book click here.

The book features over 50 behind the scenes image plates and a stunning cover design by UK illustrator Peter Johnson. You can also purchase the trade paperback at Amazon link above.

Hope all my Zombie pals have a great convention and enjoy their time in Pittsburgh!

Zombie Nights

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

Zombie Week Day 1—George Romero

I often wondered how many more pictures I would have taken if I had a digital cameras in 1978. I was on location two nights and took a roll of transparency film and two rolls of Tri-X pan film. I only needed 2 pictures for Pittsburgh Magazine and took a total of 78 images. I bought and developed my own film and I was pretty poor back then so I just took my time and got what I needed. Today on such an assignment I would take thousands of images.

These two images were taken seconds apart and captured the anguish and joy of directing a movie. I like these the best but they weren’t used in the Magazine.

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The Joy and Anguish of Directing George Romero 1978

Dawn of The Dead 40th Anniversary

Next weekend beginning June 8 Zombies will once again invade Pittsburgh and Monroeville. This year they come to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of George Romero’s cult classic Dawn of The Dead at The Living Dead Weekend.

Since I can not attend the event I have decided to make this week Zombie Week on my blog. All week I will feature behind the scene images from my book Zombie Nights: My Two Nights with the Loving Dead

Starting June 6 can also order a kindle version of Zombie Nights: My Two Nights With Living Dead for just $.99 by. To get your digital Kindle book click here.

The book features over 50 behind the scenes image plates and a stunning cover design by UK illustrator Peter Johnson. You can also purchase the trade paperback at Amazon link above.

Hope all my Zombie pals have a great convention and enjoy their time in Pittsburgh!

Zombie Nights

Spade Art

How do people conceive of this sort of artistic project? To me this is like inventing the wheel. Did this artist start as a sculptor? Was this done by hand or by some programmed cutting laser? We found these at a local antique store in Evans City during Living dead Weekend. I guess I will have to go back to find out the answers to my questions.

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Spades

Spades

More from Evans City

Evans City Pennsylvania has long been the epicenter of the Zombie culture. It was here that George Romero largely photographed Night of the Living Dead which is the movie that really started the zombie phenomenon. A few years ago The Living Dead Museum moved to Evans City. The museum had previously been in Monroeville Mall. Over the last three years they have had had a free three day event which features location tours, photo ops with the stars from the films,costume and car parades and other fun events.

This year I went with friends to promote my book Zombie Nights and of course I took a few pictures. Here are a few more images from the event.

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