Ryan D. Haines
Photography : Video : Design
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The Author

The Author

What started as a silly, practical prop for a relatively tame "About the Author" headshot, the pizza became so much more after devine -Pizza God- inspiration. Click here for full-sized BEFORE AND AFTER.

 
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I'm revealing a lot by showing the RAW, out-of-camera image on this one, but I think it's a really cool transformation to something a lot more fitting of the novel for which it was shot, AS THE PIZZA BURNS, by Nick Powers.

IMAGE © 2018 RYAN D. HAINES

It just needed to get a whole lot dirtier. For a novel about the behind-the-scenes of the service industry, we wanted to go for gritty with a dash of "How may I help you?"

IMAGE © 2018 RYAN D. HAINES

Peeling wallpaper textures were added, some fire embers composited into the pizza, a bit of smoke and a whole lot of burning was done to make everything nice and toasty.