Paul Hillier Image Maker

Paul Hillier is a learning-enabled bio human compiled in Montreal and shipped worldwide to gather the knowledge and skills required to create an image that will one day bring about world peace and universal understanding.

At his current level (+3 to visuals, -2 to common sense) Paul has taken photos in strange and sometimes dangerous places, of stranger and sometimes dangerous people. His work has appeared in Popular Photography’s Photo Manual, Maclean’s, Temptress, and online at CNN, Cracked, Geek x Girls and Comics Alliance.

To revel in the wonder of his photography, visit his website or check in on one the following social media sites, before they get smart and ban him.

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Posts tagged "Ego Assassin"

I loved Alpha Flight growing up, What kind of red blooded Canadian didn’t? They were Canada’s X-men, and a big part of my childhood!  So when the chance to photograph Ego Assassin’s Northstar and Aurora cosplay appeared, I jumped on it!

I had some Canadian winter scene in my head but, admittedly I haven’t been a big reader of marvel comic books over the the last decade, so I wanted to first  refresh my memory of the superpowered siblings on Wikipedia. Alas my memories were heavily coloured with nostalgia. How you ask? First paragraph on Northstar,

He is one of the first openly gay superheroes in American comic books…

Whoa! Really!? How cool is that! Second, How the hell did I not know this? I didn’t have much of a life in the 80’s and I spent a lot of time with my comic books. I should have known this.

Apparently John Byrne intended Northstar to be gay right from the beginning in 1983 but editor-in-chief Jim Shooter gave him a hard NOPE! for his efforts as part of Marvel’s and the Comic Code’s policy against homosexual characters. Now being a straight male in 2014 I sometimes find it easy to forget that not too long ago the world was really afraid of sexual orientations they didn’t understand. It wasn’t until 1992 that Scott Lobdell was given permission to have Northstar state “I am gay” but the controversy that followed had Marvel bury the subject until 2002 when Northstar joined the X-men and was written to have a crush on Iceman. For almost 20 years a gay fictional character was too much for the public?

Upon research on Aurora I was reminded at how poorly women were treated in comics, her Wiki page reads like a trauma and disorder checklist; Split personality disorder, check! Dead parents, check! Suicide attempts, check! damsel in distress, check! Abusive relationship, check! After this read and reading about a few other female characters from the past I couldn’t help but feel that women were kind of treated like comic book writer’s personal punching bags.

So after that my idea for the shoot took a bit of a 180. Now I tried to imagine what life would look like in the 80’s if Northstar and Aurora shared an apartment. If the outside world couldn’t see, what would a scene look like?  Would introverted  Aurora always be talking to extroverted Aurora while Northstar was trying to hide porn behind his marvel comics? Maybe. .


Costume and Models: Ego Assassin
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UA: Maya Make up

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This Image was taken down from my facebook page with no notification just gone…  :( this makes me sad.

 

"A Behind the Scene shot of a project I was working on with some fantastic people over the weekend."

 

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Another photo from the beautiful set of Loyina M Yavari and @Ego_Assassin. Shot by yours truly.

Model: Lovina M Yavari
Mask: Ego Assassin

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The Beautiful and Geeky Loyina M Yavari wearing @Ego_Assassin. Shot by yours truly.

Model: Lovina M Yavari
Mask: Ego Assassin

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The Beautiful and Geeky Loyina M Yavari wearing Ego Assassin. Shot by yours truly.

model: Lovina M Yavari
Mask: Ego Assassin

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Showing the ladies and the gays of the nation a little bit of love with this shoot. As well as people who can appreciate the perfect symmetry of the male for of James H.  A recent project of mine was with my friends at Ego Assassin who wanted photos of their new line of latex masks. This is their “DOMINO circuitry” now on sale at their site.

Model:James H.
Mask: Ego Assassin

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Series 2 of the stunning Jade Vixen for Ego Assassin in Jeff Hui’s Studio.  Still Loving my life!

Great behind the scene snap from Ego Assassin of the Jade Vixen shoot.  The very photo I took from this snap can be seen here http://paulhillier.tumblr.com/post/27088892074

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Behind the scenes: Paul Hillier getting a great back shot of Jade Vixen.

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A couple of weeks ago i was lucky enough to shoot the stunning Jade Vixen for Ego Assassin in Jeff Hui’s Studio.  Love my life!

I’m actually working on these photos right when i saw this posted :)

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A behind the scene preview from my shoot in Toronto with Paul Hillier, wardrobe by Ego Assassin!

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Behind the scenes: Photographer Paul Hillier meets Jade Vixen.