Friday, February 26, 2010
Waiting to find a physical copy to scan but extremely stoked to have had a job for one of my favorite Fashion/Music Publications. DAZED & Confused Magazine.
I shot Mike aka Perfume Genius. Dont let the name throw ya, his music is extremely special and unique. Spending a day with Mike was interesting. He was one of those talents who really doesn't realize it and strictly makes music in his spare time.
He has had some personal troubles over the last few years and now stays kind of reclusive living outside the city working at a Fred Meyers. However, If this feature is any indication, I think his music is finally about to spread whether he likes it to or not.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This week we had to shoot one of our own for Keep it Light. I drew Claytons name out of the hat. He loves old jukeboxe's/45's/78s and all vinyl for that matter. I chose to do a scene involving that. It was a really fun shoot and definitely was nice to get to know one of our groups photographers outside of just seeing his shots each week.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I was asked to be in the upcoming Photography Show/Contest "Photography: Impact of a Medium". I will be showing a 20x20 Giclee Print of the Lovely Rose Mirror Shot. The opening is this Saturday in Long Beach, CA. I will be up in Seattle but if anyone down there wants to check it out I would LOVE To see a few photos of the opening.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I am finally the proud owner of this gorgeous hardcover book. Published a year before my birth in 1982, it still inspires me and seems as fresh as anything being shot in the same vein today. The color work of people like Stephen and William Eggelston has inspired a lot of my work with or without knowing it. Below are a few of my favorite color shots ive taken in the signature spirit of Shores Uncommon Places.
LICK MY BALSAMIC!
The name alone gets your attention, but the food is what makes it stay there. My friend Nas introduced me to Aarons blog awhile back and it never ceases to amaze me. For someone who "cooks for fun", his recipes are amazing. We recently tried his Black Bean Mushroom Cakes/Poached Egg (which i photographed above) & yet again, it did not disappoint. If your looking for some inspiration to cook check out his blog. Or simply to read about his crazy creations like his custom thermal immersion slow cooker circulator
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Had the pleasure of hanging out and shooting with my friend Laura Taylor down in LA last weekend. I first met Laura & Shot her over a year ago last december. Its cool to see how much we have both grown as photographers. Althoguh we were shooting two other models i talked her into a few quick shots while the sun was setting including my favorite from my nikon fm pictured above. Here are a few of my favorite shots she has taken. If you havnt already, check out Lauras Work and let her know what you think.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Although LA sometimes gets a bad rap about its people, im always surprised how many really cool new folks I meet on a trip down there. I met Bryan (originally from Germany) at his Vintage Clothing Shop weltenbuerger randomly. It is across the street from one of my favorite book stores/galleries in Hollywood and i never noticed it before. The tiny shop was full of gems. Both Katie & I got a few new pickups and im most definitely planning on pulling a few things and collaborating with Bryan on my next shoot down in Socal. Check it out if your in LA or online Weltenbuerger The photo was of a mannequin he had setup next to the register.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Carré was one of the first models that really "jumped" out at me via other peoples flickr streams. My friends Lou & Laura have both shot her many a time and her natural beauty and unique look always amazes me. She would never claim to be a model however and her true calling is music. Check out her tunes at the official Queen Kwong Website. Thanks to my brother Nick, I found and got access to a really unique, gorgeous Mid Century Modern Home in the Encino Hills. I set up a shoot for my trip down to socal with Carré as well as Lou Obedlam,Laura Taylor, & Amanda.
The following are the rest of my favorites from the set of Carré. I envisioned a 1950's inspired "Lonely Housewife day alone" kind of vibe. I love the results, even the more anonymous compositions that don't highlight her striking face. Big thanks to Gwen for the Dress's & Kristina for the makeup.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Just got back from a long weekend down in sunny LA & Had a blasstttt! (If the cell phone photo above at our Standard DT Hotel is any indication haha) I couldn't have asked for a better trip. Although it started a little hairy missing our connection flight, Katie & I ended up getting a free nights stay in SF and eventually made it down to LA. A weekend full of shooting, eating, and relaxing. Dropped off a bunch of film and did a shoot with two amazing models. Photos to come soon!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I've been an avid reader (if I can spare a second away from just gawking at the images) of Aaron Feverish's Photo Blog. He posts daily features of photographers whose work he enjoys as well as his own lovely images. Its one of my favorite places to draw inspiraiton and get excited about what I do. Features have included Logan White, David Shama, James Macari, and Alena Chandler to name a few...
Im extremely honored and excited to be featured today. Its cool to see what personal work resonates well with others. It feels great to look back at images from the last few years and see that people are still enjoying the photos.
My Blog Feature Here
This weeks Keep It Light Photo Collective project was to draw inspiration from cinema and create an image or series of images. Nick & I Teamed up for this one as we both love Michael Mann's Epic Masterpiece HEAT. The opening scene is visually a perfect way to set the tone for the rest of the film. A Master of location scouting, Mann always shows off LA in a way that really reflects someone who loves it and knows it well. I scouted a location here in Seattle I thought was similar to the opening scene of the film and I love our results. These two were my favorite from our series. For anyone who hasnt seen the film, I'd highly recommend it. A rare movie that actually ties together action, love, suspense, and drama seamlessly.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Couple photos to start off the day. Finally found and scanned this lighting test Polaroid from my last shoot with Rose. I dig the mood of this shot and how it is a nice pre-courser to the Mirror Shot I love so dearly.
Secondly, It doesn't get much more baller/nerdier than Gold Hasselblad500c Cuff Links. My friend Justin's father was a huge collector of Hasselblad stuff of all kinds. He gave these to his son.