Russell Brown Brings Monsters to Life at MacWorld 2013
MacWorld 2013 has the legendary Russell Brown up to his classic shenanigans. I caught up with Russell at the MacWorld ‘LIVE Zone’ floor, where he was preaching the gospel of Adobe Revel and Photoshop Touch as his whacked-out alter ego, ‘Doctor Brown.’ Riding shotgun with Russell was ‘Jim the Zombie’ who happily posed with hundreds of MacWorld attendees in an old-school, monster-movie-poster-themed photo booth, flanked by a pair of alien assistants straight out of Area 51.
Photos were snapped with iPhones and then instantly shared to the cloud using Adobe Revel. Anyone who wanted to add effects to their photos or do some compositing, had access to iPads loaded with Photoshop Touch.
Russell’s favorite moment was overhearing a MacWorld passerby exclaiming, “This is marketing GENIUS!” while mine was overhearing a visibly hesitant attendee ask, “Do I have to go into the booth with the zombie or can I just stand a safe distance away?”
Kudos to Frank Ippolito, the makeup artist behind Russell’s and Jim’s extraordinary characters. Frank will be switching things up for the next two days at MacWorld, giving Russell and Jim completely different extreme makeovers.
Check out some of my photos from yesterday below or see the ghoulish results of the all-day photo sesh by visiting the Revel MacWorld album or the Photoshop Touch facebook album. Or better still, visit Russell Brown and his monster buddies in person at MacWorld if you’re in the neighborhood.