Last week I had the pleasure of shooting a ballerina named Elana. As she warms up on set, I am immediately in awe of her athleticism and talent. To be honest I am actually a bit intimidated but let’s keep that between us. Seeing how … Read More →
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Featuring Alexandra from LOOK Modeling agency.
Some photographs are the result of being completely present in the moment. Other photographs are the result of being detached and objective to the moment. Which one is best for you and when is your choice, but it is conscience choice that must be made. … Read More →
Alexandra A. from LOOK has only been modeling for 8 months which was such a surprise from the team in the studio.
In Movie news, Zack Snyder is now directing the 2012 Super Man movie, and will not be recasting Brandon Routh to play the man of steel which I think is a mistake. But for Mr. Snyder’s consideration, I would like to recommend this guy, Matt. … Read More →
In college (some years ago) I made it a point to study and deconstruct film noir lighting. Specifically the works of John Alton, Akira Kurosaw and Ridley Scott really influenced me as I work hard to reproduce their darkness in personal projects. Some years later, … Read More →
At first, the thought of doing corporate head-shots does not evoke a whole lot of creativity. For the most part they are pretty standard portraits used for annual reports and company profiles. This does not mean that you shouldn’t leave enough room for spontaneity and … Read More →
When speaking of Richard Avedon’s work, Poul Erik Tøjner wrote ” He [Avedon] intensified presence by removing what is surrounding it. ” Not that I am comparing my self to the Avedon, but I do believe I am beginning to understand what Poul was on … Read More →
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting the Spring/Summer Look Book for Alley Collection. Alley is run by the soon-to-be husband & wife team of John Roblee and Laura Patnaude. This San Francisco based label goes out of it’s way to ensure that … Read More →
Not much to say with this post, accept that a little bit of fill flash goes a long way. Book Kristen here. She is a real pleasure to work with.
If I had things may way, I would probably shoot in black and white 99% of the time. There is something about black & white that leaves more to the imagination while at the same time appealing to a strict design philosophy in me. I … Read More →
A former professor of mine spent an entire year making beautiful photographs without ever touching a camera. He explained to me the value of taking the time to revisit original film and reevaluating all of the negatives that may have been edited out or otherwise … Read More →
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Gregory, who surprisingly enough does not have representation. I am choosing to highlight his images because it reminds me that my path to fashion photographer really stems from a love of portraiture. Gregory is a model … Read More →
By P.A. I mean the city of Palo Alto California. The home of Standford, Facebook and most of the money behind the internet as we know it. The streets of downtown Palo Alto are not my first choice to do a photoshoot, but to my … Read More →
Apologies for being less than disciplined at keeping my blog updated with the rich and interesting content that has made me so famous today. Honestly I blame Twitter. Here is a sample from a recent shoot in November. Gels were on hand for subtle color … Read More →
A group and fellow creative professionals and I spent a sunny Saturday afternoon in Golen Gate Park to see what we could capture. Modeling by Alessandra and Kevin from City Models in San Francisco. Hair styling by Mikey Alejandrino and Beauty by Tacha Scott. Click … Read More →