The last book of my first trilogy for The Vampire Diaries, The Return - by L.J. Smith. I shot for the incredible HarperCollins Publishers, who I LOVE, they are all such a great group of people! This cover was art directed by the incredible and warm-hearted David Caplan, graphic design by the lovely and talented Jennifer Heuer, hair and makeup extraordinaire Roshar, one of my favorite team members. First asst Derrick C.
The shoot was lovely, I adored our model!! She became the character Caroline in the novel. What an amazing day we had on set, it’s an incredible series to be a part of. Congrats to all the success of the books and tv show and everyone involved, esp the fabulous L.J. Smith.
all 3 of my covers for the Return Trilogy
Check out The Summoning by NY Times best selling author a Kelley Armstrong in bookstores now!!
The first in a trilogy, The Summoning revolves around Chloe, a teenage necromancer just coming into her powers while getting locked up in an odd private school…and the adventures begin. Chloe is played by model Courtney Erickson, a very beautiful & sassy La. native whom I love dearly. The concept was created by the incredible David Caplan, Art Director for HarperCollins, and the design of the cover was done by Joel Tippie. We’ve just shot the second book, The Awakening, last week, and soon we will start post production. I’m excited to begin working on it, its another great vision from David, and the fabulous Joel is on board to design the layout. The book is scheduled for release in 2009.
One of the biggest challenges in photography is holding onto the images and not showing them anywhere until its released by your client, especially when its shot a year or more in advance. I think its the toughest part of the job. So until next year……..
This week I’m casting for 3 Book Covers for the Vampire Diaries series for HarperCollins Publishers. Also, for HarperCollins — The Awakening (second in the series: Darkest Powers) will be shot as well, already cast.
I shot The Summoning (Darkest Powers Book One) for New York Times Best Selling Author Kelley Armstrong, scheduled for release in July. Looks to be another success for Ms Armstrong, HarperCollins has told me it is becoming the most anticipated teen book to come out for them this year. The cover will run here and Canada – with an illustration version in Europe.