the official website of Tony "Chainsaw" Myles
Acclaimed Fine Art Photographer and Cinematographer
Film/Gear Porn. My Mamiya RB67, lenses, a selection of medium format film, and 4x4 glass filters, safely in their pouches.
A grouping of some of the 4x5, medium format, and 35mm film cameras I utilize for my art.
My 4x5 Large Format camera, mounted on a motion picture geared head.
My Production Designer/Prop Master Mike and I, posing with the newly-built Death maquette.
On set, lighting, blocking, posing, and framing for the B&W "Ash Angel" series.
On location, lighting and set dressing for the B&W "Inflame Thy Heart" series.
On location, taking light meter readings for the 4x5 Large Format camera.
On location, lighting a stand-in vehicle for for the B&W "Ash Angel" series.
On location, posing talent for "Bleed for me Again", a 4x5 color infrared photograph.
Posing talent at the end of a long hot day, for the color infrared photograph, "Borrowed Hope and Broken Dreams".
On location, shooting the final image in the B&W series, "Inflame Thy Heart."
Lighting and framing for "Ash Angel."
A group shot of the masked talent from the B&W "Ash Angel" series.
On location, blocking a shot for the B&W "Silencing Machine" series.
On location, seconds away from burning a roll for the B&W "Inflame Thy Heart" series.
On location, using myself as a lighting model for the B&W "Ash Angel" series.
On set, directing talent for "The Scavenger of Human Sorrow".
Waiting for sunset, for the color infrared photograph, "Escape Familiar Home".
A wet and miserable day of shooting for the color infrared photograph, "Litany of Rain".
Walking talent to location for the B&W "Silencing Machine" series.
Dressing our location for the final shot of the B&W "Silencing Machine" series.
Exterior model photography, using two 12,000 watt lamps, one 24,000 watt lamp, and 12'x12' & 10'x10' negative fill sources.
Late night setup for the B&W "Ash Angel" series.
Setting up lighting and an antique camera on location, for the photo "Among the Living."
Product photography. With sodium vapor lamps, and FIRE
The sweaty aftermath of "The Emptiness from which I Fed."
Lighting and dressing the location for "Difference Engine."
Perched on a filthy fertilizer-covered ledge, framing a shot for the "Silencing Machine" series.
Constructing a set on location for "Final Exit."
The spoils of war for the first week of shooting for The Blood-Dimmed Tide exhibition.
Running out of shelving space for lighting equipment!
Montage of various lighting setups.
Color chart tests of a Mercury Vapor lamp.
An exploration of the grit, temerity, and technical style, involved in the art of forging a moving image.
Arriflex SR s-16mm camera on set of the Autumn Reflection music video.
Arriflex SR s-16mm camera on location for a commercial production.
The custom built "Wartooth" B&W tube-video camera, designed for the music video, "A Eulogy for the Living Lost."
Panavision's Arriflex 435, 35mm camera system. On location for a high-end glamour real estate production.
On location at Disney's Magic Kingdom with ABC Television, for the 2016 Disney Holiday Special.
Tony, lighting a greenscreen and front-projection composite shot for "Autumn Reflection."
Tony, directing a scene from "Ordinary Story."
The climax of "Ordinary Story."
The aftermath of a brutal scene from "Ordinary Story."
Scene rehearsal for "A Eulogy for the Living Lost.
Rehearsing a jib shot with talent, on location for "Autumn Reflection."
Operating the Arri SR, on location for "Autumn Reflection."
First day of shooting with the "water dolly."
On location with Panavision's Arri 35-3 35mm camera, mounted on a homemade "water dolly."
Lighting setup for a high-end real estate commercial shoot.
Sunrise jib shot on a golf course.
Tracking shot on location for a commercial prodcution.
Taking light readings on location for a glamour commercial.
On location at The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World.
On set with the fitlh from "Ordinary Story." Easily the best set my crew and I have ever built.
The crew of "This Place Arcane", on location in a swamp.
Rigging exterior night lighting with my Key Grip and Gaffer, for "Ordinary Story."
The "melting reflection" shot from "This Place Arcane.
13,600' of exposed 35mm negative and reversal film, from a difficult and painful commercial shoot.
Filter selection, on set of a s-16mm commercial production.
Balcony dolly shot with the Arri 35-3.
Shooting with fire!
Operating an Arri 435, on location in Naples.
Going handheld with the monstrous Panaflex Gold 35mm camera.
Shooting with the Arri 435, on an interior glamour shoot for a five-part commercial campaign.
A few film reels from a few productions.
The foundation and fruits of "Ordinary Story."