CHAD MICHAEL WARD: Photographer + Filmmaker

Chad Michael Ward
Photographer + Filmmaker

Website:
TheChadMichaelWard.com

If I ever started a curated Tumblr page, it’d be nothing but Cat Gifs and Butts. 

(I like the simple things in life…)

Motionless In White release “Reincarnate” music video - Alternative Press

"One a scale of one to terrifying, we rate this @MIWband video a terrifying out of terrifying" — Rock Sound

"The new @MIWband video is pretty badass!" — Kerrang! Magazine

Looks like people are really loving my music video for Motionless In White's “Reincarnate” today (currently sitting at 21,000+ views on YouTube). Very proud of everyone's work on this one. It's the biggest and best thing I've directed to date.

Working with Chris Motionless and the band was an absolute blast as always. Good guys all around.

Much love to my producers Roger M. Mayer and Veronica Radaelli for pulling off a few minor miracles to make this thing happen. To Ernesto Lomeli for the beautiful cinematography. To Harper Leigh, for laughing, even when it felt silly. And to Mary Taylor, for being the amazing woman that she is. Thank you, thank you!

On to the next…

…and without further ado, here’s my music video for Motionless in White’s “Reincarnate”, premiering today!

Anonymous asked: Violence against women is a popular theme in your work. I'm curious as to why.

For me, my work is about the vulnerability of being human.

Our insecurities. Our mortality. Our dreams and nightmares. Our love and hate.

As an artist, you need some type of framework in which to hang your story, and this is what I’ve chosen as mine.

Woman have historically been treated as the lesser, weaker sex,—which is obviously a bunch of bullshit—but it’s a visual shorthand and thus an appropriate approach for me to work in.

Life is a dichotomy of light and dark. To ignore one side in favor of the other is fraudulent and disingenuous at best.

Also:  That you felt it necessary to ask anonymously gives me pause.  I’ve always been honest about the way in which I see the world.  Not sure why you would would feel the need to hide behind an Anon tag to ask an equally honest question of me.  We’re all adults here, right?

Jesse Pagz (2011)

brittwarner:

"Fawn"
Photo: @chadmichaelward  #summer #friday #blackandwhite

brittwarner:

"Fawn"

Photo: @chadmichaelward
#summer #friday #blackandwhite

In the editing room working on filthy stuff all day…

In the editing room working on filthy stuff all day…

Chris Motionless and I on the set of “Reincarnate” and our first day crew photo…

Behind the scenes photos, courtesy of Hot Topic, of my music video for Motionless in White’s “Reincarnate”, August 2014.

How to help out your favorite artists when you don't have any money

3liza:

I post something like this about once a year, because I get a lot of messages from people who enjoy my art but feel guilty about not buying things from my store or subscribing on Patreon or getting things from my wishlist, etc. You really don’t need to do ANY of those things to help us out!…

TRUTH.

chaselisbon:

Nearly 5 years of my life went into making this. It destroyed everything around me, most of which needed to be torn down in order to be rebuilt. I’m a completely different person than I was going into this, and I’m grateful for that. I’ve been through hell and back, most of the people involved have. Today we finally have a full public release. For me, just finishing this project has been a success, because at times I didn’t think I would survive it. I’m not being dramatic when I say that. I honestly didn’t know if I would ever see this day, and here we are. I don’t expect everyone to understand this movie, but I do hope that everyone watches it. Online now at Wmrtwo.com.

Making a film is a massive undertaking and one of the hardest things I’ve personally ever done.  Mad respect to those who can not only complete—but survive—the experience.

chaselisbon:

Nearly 5 years of my life went into making this. It destroyed everything around me,
most of which needed to be torn down in order to be rebuilt. I’m a completely different person than I was going into this, and I’m grateful for that. I’ve been through hell and back, most of the people involved have. Today we finally have a full public release. For me, just finishing this project has been a success, because at times I didn’t think I would survive it. I’m not being dramatic when I say that. I honestly didn’t know if I would ever see this day, and here we are. I don’t expect everyone to understand this movie, but I do hope that everyone watches it. Online now at Wmrtwo.com.

Making a film is a massive undertaking and one of the hardest things I’ve personally ever done.  Mad respect to those who can not only complete—but survive—the experience.