Author Archive for John Eaves



24
Dec
12

Merry Christmas 2012

Nativity

Nativity

Thanks for all the requests, so I finally drew my own Christmas card this year… Thanks to photoshop for making it easier to accomplish something fun in a short amount of time. HAAA! Anyways, it has been a big year in our house and it has been a year full of blessings.

I so wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, and  special wishes to all of the proud men and women of the United States, Navy, Air force, Army, Marines, and Coast Guard both home and abroad for the incredible sacrifice you all make daily to keep our nation safe and to help all those in need in foreign countries.

Thanks to our heavenly Father for giving us the gift of his Son, born on this Christmas day. Merry Merry Christmas to all and Thanks for stopping by to visit here on the blog!

From my family to yours have a joyous and blessed day.

The Eaves Family

Santa praying to newborn Jesus

Santa praying to newborn Jesus

A classic painting of the Nativity

A classic painting of the Nativity

Christmas with the Servicemen and women

Christmas with the Servicemen and women

Christmas on board the USS Nimitz

Christmas on board the USS Nimitz

More with our armed forces

More with our armed forces

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

24
Dec
12

A new header

Thanks to the ever talented Jenny DeSalle for the new header!!!!!! what an awesome piece and I am so stoked you made this little gem…. Deanne McFarland made my last one and I love it so….Thank you Ladies for always making my page look so good!

Jenny's piece

Jenny’s piece

And Deanne's fabulous piece

And Deanne’s fabulous piece

22
Dec
12

The mummy, the 80th anniversarry

the original 1932 poster

the original 1932 poster

December the 22nd, 1932 and a new face of horror hits the big screen. Universal Pictures releases one of its monster masterpieces with the release of “the Mummy” Boris Karloff plays Imhotep, a mummified Egyptian who is accidentally resurrected in the early 1930’s by a group of archeologists. Imhotep reaps terror as he tries to resurrect his lost queen through the body of Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), a woman bearing a striking resemblance to the Princess. Death and unspeakable terror follow the unsuspecting humans as the Mummy attempts to raise the dead!!! The 30’s were the golden years for Universal Studios and the monsters that the studio created. Dracula, Frankenstein, and of coarse The Mummy. I love all of these films and especially anything that stars Boris Karloff. This is one creepy story and is masterfully played by the films incredible cast. The Makeup department really achieved it’s highest honors of the time with the work they did with Karloff. Tons of fun with this one. Happy 80th to Universal’s “The Mummy”.

Kaloff and Johann

Kaloff and Johann

Karloff in his mummy get up

Karloff in his mummy get up

A gorgeous close up

A gorgeous close up

the resurrected Karloff

the resurrected Karloff

More of Karloff and Johann

More of Karloff and Johann

Zita Johann

Zita Johann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21
Dec
12

it’s pin up friday with Gabby, Renee, Ashley, and Laura

Today is a different kind of pin up Friday because this one features new models presented in a vintage 1940’s format.   I came across a pile of these old magazine called Yank (as in Yankee) in an antique store about a year ago and was fascinated by this treasure trove of wartime memorabilia. The magazine ran through the length of the second World War and featured stories from the front, and about the men and women who served around the globe in WWII. Each issue featured a pinup page dedicated to a model or Hollywood starlet to help boost the moral of the troops. It was great fun to take some pix of my fav pinup models and retro-ize their pictures into cover stories for those old Yank magazines. this was a lot of fun to do and I so hope you enjoy them.

this is Renee (Missstake) from Tucson Arizona. Renee has a serious passion for anything pin up and so loves everything vintage!!! she is well on her way to becoming a household name in the genre and she has creating her own style.

This is Renee (Missstake) from Tucson Arizona. Renee has a serious passion for anything pin up and so loves everything vintage!!! she is well on her way to becoming a household name in the genre and she has creating her own very unique style. In addition to her modeling, Renee makes how to videos on youtube covering the subjects of hair styles and clothing.

This is Laura, AKA Anela Amaretto, Laura was one of the first models I shot with and I so love working with her. Laura's style is broad and diverse and she tackles every theme with such ease and elegance. On the side she runs her own company called beauty by laura and she is currently making the move from the bay area of California to her new digs in Austin Texas.

This is Laura, AKA Anela Amaretto, Laura was one of the first models I shot with and I so love working with her. Laura’s style is broad and diverse and she tackles every theme with such ease and elegance. On the side she runs her own company called beauty by Laura and she is currently making the move from the bay area of California to her new digs in Austin Texas.

This is Ashley Lindroth from San Diego California. Ashley is an extremely talented model with a very artistic style to her sense of pose and attitude. She has a wicked magic with how she works the camera and loves pinup without measure.

This is Ashley Lindroth from San Diego California. Ashley is an extremely talented model with a very artistic style to her sense of pose and attitude. She has a wicked magic with how she works the camera and loves pinup without measure.

More of Ashley, pictured here in the Yank pinup page format

More of Ashley, pictured here in the Yank pinup page format

This is Gabby French from Bakersfield CA. Gabby and I just did our first shoot last month and she was so much fun to work with!!! We did a military theme at the world famous Supply Sargent surplus store and got tons of fantastic pictures. Gabby is so good and so easy to work with. She is rather new to modeling but if you didn't know you wouldn't know! She is an artist in every sense of the word and I love her style and creativity!!!!

This is Gabby French from Bakersfield CA. Gabby and I just did our first shoot last month and she was so much fun to work with!!! We did a military theme at the world famous Supply Sargent surplus store and got tons of fantastic pictures. Gabby is so good and so easy to work with. She is rather new to modeling but if you didn’t know you wouldn’t know! She is an artist in every sense of the word and I love her style and creativity!!!!

21
Dec
12

snow white and the seven dwarfs, the 75th anniversary

poster

1937 poster

December the 21st, 1937 and the beginning of feature length animation begins. Of coarse this milestone of achievement was created by no other than Walt Disney. The film was a marvel to the movie going audiences and is considered a masterpiece by every standard today. I love this film, and with all the remastering and digital enhancements, I wonder what the movie really looked like on the big screen in 1937.

There are several background paintings and cells from Snow White hanging on the walls of the Animation building at the Walt Disney studios in Burbank, CA, and none of them are as vivid as the current crop of DVD and Blue Ray copies available today. I have an old VHS and Laser disc copies, and I actually prefer the older versions over the new. Regardless of how you see this film nothing changes the mastery of Disney, his staff of animators, and the invention of the multiplane camera system. There still is one of these incredible machines also on display at the Disney Studios in the Frank G. Wells building.

This is one incredible film; so hard to believe this wonder is 75 years old.

cell 1

cell 1

cell 2

cell 2

cell 3

cell 3

cell 4

cell 4

the UK poster, 1937

the UK poster, 1937

19
Dec
12

The Bridge on the river kwai, the 55th anniversary

poster

poster

I saw this one as a rerun in the drive-in when I was very young and I so remembered it when I was older and could get it on VHS. This movie is epic in every sense of the word and is one of my all time favorites. Now that DVD and BluRay have come along we can see these old classics in there full glory!!! This is another fun movie for a Saturday night. Sorry for the quick post but have to run, just enough time to mark the 55th Anniversary with an image and a trailer.

ENJOY!!!

17
Dec
12

The Dark Crystal, the 30th anniversary

poster

poster

Today marks the last entry in the movies of 1982. December the 17th, 1982, exactly 30 years ago today Jim Henson released his first non Muppet fantasy film “The Dark Crystal”. Jim Henson was a larger than life hero of mine from the first time I saw Sesame Street in the 60’s to The Muppet Show in the 70’s and beyond.  Starlog Magazine was releasing tid bits of info and an occasional picture from the production a good year before the films release. These tiny fragments were more than enough to build the anticipation for the December opening.  I was so excited about this film and just could not wait for it to come out.  My buddy Rod Andrewson was equally as much of a fan as I was and we were there on opening day. From start to finish we were taken deep into Henson’s imagination and I was not ready for this movie to end!!!  Thirty years later I am just as much a fan and my hat is off to all that had their hand in creating this magical masterpiece.

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16
Nov
12

it’s pin up friday

Hi all and yes it’s been a long time since I have been able to get on here.. So much going on with a second move in a year and now I’m back in CA working at Disney! Woooooo never a dull moment……  Anyways in addition to it being the 35th anniversary of Close Encounters,  It’s Pin Up Friday….  Today get ready for pix from two fantastic models, first up are some classics from Miss Penny Von Luck. and second from my friend Kasandra Kid. I did my first Nebraska photo shoot with Kasandra in July and we covered a few themes atop the National monument in Scottsbluff. Kas is one awesome lady and she was so much fun to work with,,, we have a few more shoots in store when I get back and the winter weather settles down so stay tuned!! I ran into Penny last night at the  mall and we talking about so new themes to shoots also. it has been a couple of years since we worked together and we are anxious to do so again…. So with all that said have a great Friday and be posting more next week.

Voo Doo Penny

in the mood to stun

all in red

my fav of the bunch

on the rocks

on the rocks #2

in the road

in the road #2

on the beach,,, without an ocean

red top

my fav

on the hills

breezy

bw

animal print

red

16
Nov
12

close encounters of the third kind, the 35th anniversarry

original poster, 1977

November the 16th, 1977, 35 years ago today I was so waiting for school to get out so my dad could take me to see this movie…. On the calendar that really is a long time ago but in my memories it was yesterday.. I was very excited about the opening of CE3K and after seeing it for the first time it was my new favorite movie of all time. As a young teen in the 70’s the new world of Science fictions films was born thanks to Lucas and Spielberg, Star Wars came out over the summer and was my favorite film until the 16th of November. Close Encounters quickly took the first place spot pushing Star Wars to 3rd place right behind Jaws coming in at 2nd. I couldn’t wait to save up my nickles and dimes to buy the soundtrack on LP.. I was a little sad that the score was on a single record and I was hoping for a double disc like the Star Wars Soundtrack. Non the less the record was played until the music tracks had all been warn off, HAAA! Since then there have been so many versions of this film that you tend to loose track, but for me the best is still the original release. When the special edition came out in theaters in 1980, we were all anticipating the brilliant extra footage of going inside the mother ship,, the new footage amazed and thrilled everyone in the theaters, but the sad part was a lot of the original footage was edited out causing, at least me, to be as disappointment as I was ecstatic.. Regardless of what version you’ve seen it is a classic through and through and is one of Spielberg’s crowning achievements. This was early on in his career when he still wrote his own films. I do miss his writing talents as well as his long lost love for space and science fiction films. Steven has come a long, long way and his talent grows with all he does. Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders, Poltergeist, ET, all have a special place in my heart and if it wasn’t for these films I am sure I wouldn’t have been inspired to work in the movies.. Close Encounters is a masterpiece on all levels from the story and directing, the amazing visual effects, and especially for John Williams brilliant score. Living in Wyoming now my big goal is to get over to Devils Tower and when I do I’ll post some then and now pix. So to Steven Spielberg and Close Encounters, Happy 35th.

Dreyfuss and Dillon

a close call

Greg Jein’s incredible miniatures!!!

And Steven Spielberg,, now I know where the line “That’s a bad hat harry” comes from.

27
Sep
12

the darkened blog

Howdy all, Sorry for the lack of posts but we are moving again!! At least this time it is across town so this month has been in major chaos,, look forward to more posts in a week or so when we are settled in. Thanks n sorry for the hold ups.




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