I came across a folder today of a mess of shots from the 1980's. Had to share them. Some I recognize from shoots for Vogue or Bride, some from a shop over in LaJolla, some from a shoot in Chicago. They're pretty much from all over the place. Fun times. Especially the last one of me with two models from a shoot for Bride. I'm still friends with the model on the left of the shot, Tina. I loved getting her in front of my camera.
I had a great day yesterday, really great. Ya know how some people in your life become something more than friends? Well, I got to play with a couple of those people. Ana, the woman is these images, is family. Love that woman. I've been photographing her since I began my career. Christy and I have been friends with her for decades. On top of that, we needed a place to shoot up in Phoenix so my old buddy, Paul Markow, let us use his studio. AND, throw in my friend and make-up artist, Melissa, I worked with in Kansas City and who now lives in Phoenix, and I'd say I had a perfect day!
There are so many images from our shoot that I love, but I chose these few to share. Way to go Ana and Melissa, you two made for a great shoot. And, Paul, my brother, what can I say, thanks a million for letting us come play in your studio.
I have a shoot coming up tomorrow that's going to be a lot of fun. Very fashiony (Is that a word?)/glamour/beauty. We're going after images that will evoke feelings. I hoping for responses that are something more than, "Oh, that's a nice picture."
I've been playing with some post production techniques to get a bit of a head start on the look I have in my head.
This was fun to come across. I was digging through some old files and came across a couple shots I did for Neiman Marcus back in the early '90's. Fun stuff...
Tossed together a small sampling of some head shots I did during about a six month period a while ago. I still think there's nothing much better than a good old fashioned black and white headshot.
I was going through some imagery yesterday looking for a specific shot. As I was looking around I came to realize just how many images I've created for various universities around the country. Thought I'd toss a few of them up here. There's quite a few. Just click on the image and you can scroll through them.
I was having a bit of a slow day so I spent some time bouncing around the web. I pulled up the website of my buddy, Jamie Schatz to see what he's been up to lately. Living 2,000 miles apart these days we don't really get the chance to grab a beer and catch up. While looking through his site I was reminded of how much work we did together during our time in North Carolina. Man, we worked like crazy! I've roughly figured that during my time back there I created somewhere around 15,000 images for various ads, websites, posters, mailers, catalogs, you name it, we created an image for it. It was a crazy time.
Anyway, this is just an incredibly small sample of what Jamie and I did together. I'd probably fill up the web if I posted all of them!
This is actually a post for my better half, Christy, who is also a photographer. I had to share some of the images she captured a couple weeks ago when she volunteered to cover the first LovePup event to be held in Tucson. I had time to go help her set up before I had to head off to another shoot, so she got to have all the fun. Anyway here are a few of the images she created that day.
Something I like to do is add a person's personality to an image. It seems to me a lot of corporate head shots are pretty sterile. I mean, they're technically correct, they show the face and the lighting is nice, but so often the people in the shots might as well be cardboard cutouts. I really believe a shooter needs to get some interaction going, loosen the people up and let them have some fun. Let the person inside show through. Does that make sense? I think it's doable while still maintaining the "professional, corporate look". At any rate, these are a few images I created the other day for some financial advisors in Tucson. We had a lot of fun.
I had one of those weeks this week. Had a shoot in Flagstaff, Sedona, and Prescott, all in Arizona, Then hopped over to San Diego and Los Angeles to shoot a couple hotels. Drove about 1500 miles total. Toss in a shoot here in Tucson today, over closer to the east side of the state tomorrow, and I'd say we had a pretty packed week. And, I realize I'm sitting here smiling as I type this. I love it! At any rate, here's a couple from the hotel shoot.
I had a fun shoot this week. Created some imagery for Xventure, a division of Schutt Industries. After two days of scouting locations in a lot of great open country, we settled on three locations. One outside Flagstaff, AZ, Sedona, and Prescott. So we spent the day of the shoot bouncing around the beautiful country of Northern Arizona. It was great. These are a couple of the shots we got.
We had a crazy weekend. These are just a few of the images we created in the last 72 hours. Christy and I were running around like crazy 18 hours a day. Man, I love what we do for a living.
We got to shoot something I've never shot before. Photographed about 20 different Ikebana pieces. It's a pretty cool art form, appeals to the Zen side of me. These are just two of the pieces.
Went over to Albuquerque, NM yesterday to photograph a really incredible artist. I love her paintings. You can check out her work at shanalevenson.com. These are a couple of my favorite images from the shoot.
For the last 30 years or so I've wanted to photograph Afghans. I finally got the chance yesterday. I love the look of these dogs. They look so elegant to me. Turns out, they're pretty goofy. But, it was really fun to finally get to hang out with some of them. These are just a few of the images we created.
I had a day off so I grabbed my camera and headed into the desert again. I feel at home in nature, if that makes sense. I've probably hiked a few thousand miles over the years from the Cascades, the Sierra's, Colorado, and all over Arizona. I feel at home when I'm in the middle of no place. Anyway, I grabbed a few images the other day I wanted to share.
Sometimes I just have to get away from it all and take a walk. I'm sure a lot of you know what I mean. When those times come along I head out into nature to clear my mind. Of course, the thought of leaving my camera behind is not even conceivable, so...
Had a nice little shoot last night at a very cool building in Tucson. The primary architects were Donna Barry and Jose Pombo, now with Substance Design Consortium. I love their work, so when we got a chance to shoot at one of their buildings I couldn't wait to get there.
Anyway, this is just one shot of the building from the evening. The performances were great, too.
This event was fun. I got to play a bit with available light and toss in a small amount of off camera flash, all the while capturing the event as it unfolded. To be honest, capturing an image as opposed to creating one is usually not what i do. But it was a lot of fun to try to combine the two approaches and see what I got.
From time to time we donate our services to the Tucson Museum of Art and cover an event, an opening, or what ever they may need. Last night they had a really fun fashion event. We had a great time mingling and shooting. It's very hard to consider what we do for a living as work at any time. But last night was just plain fun.
While we only shot with on camera flash and didn't really have the time to "get fancy", I did capture a couple shots of two of the hair models who were there. I really miss shooting fashion and it was fun to get at least this close to "the old days".