Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention a few people here that made all this happen. First of all, my employer Andrew Clark had tremendous vision when he first bought the building. I thought he was flat out crazy since the building was an old Masonic lodge and had an insanely creepy feel to it. The first time I walked into it, I thought "Wow, weird stuff happened in here."
Secondly, our architect Nathan Jenkins did one heck of a job with the design of the new space. His attention to detail could be considered on the verge of being obsessive-compulsive, but it is with reason. He was always on top of things as the construction progressed and without his eagle eyes, the studio wouldn't look as good as it does.
Lastly, we can't forget to mention the one guy who put up with all of us through this process, Kevin Salsich. Boy, did he get put through the fire. "Hey Kevin...move that light six inches to the left. Hey Kevin, get the concrete poured yesterday. Hey Kevin, watch my dog while I go play 18." He's an excellent General Contractor and I highly recommend him for any project you're considering. Plus, he's easy on the eyes.
Enjoy the article. If you're ever in the neighborhood, come on by the studio and check it out and have a beer. We've usually got some cold ones in the fridge.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Recently, we had the privilege of hosting a new arrival to the world when Mason and his parents stopped by the studio for a couple portraits. This little guy was only 2 weeks old when we photographed him and he was a complete trooper during the shoot! I particularly love the frame above as it is just one of those awesome little yawns that melt a parent’s heart.
Lately, I’ve been shooting more stuff against the curtain in our studio that is light gray on one side, and black on the other. The black side is fantastic for portraits and I’m going to continue to mess around with it to see what sort of effects and moods we can create with it.
Enjoy the photographs…
Elinchrom 53″ rolalux octabank
Photoflex medium soft box
Large white reflector
Broncolor Primo lights
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, ISO 50, F5.6, 1/200
Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
During my walkabout, I discovered a neighborhood called East Village that is just a few blocks from the Gas Lamp quarter. In my conversations with people in East Village, most agreed that about 10 years ago, you wouldn't have been caught dead there. It was really run down, had little prospects while being rife with crime and home to a large homeless population. Today, East Village is in the middle of a renaissance, ignited by the construction of Petco Park back in 2004. Following the stadium's opening, high-density residential construction boomed, attracting hipsters, artists, entrepeneurs and businesses. While the housing meltdown has slowed the neighborhood's growth over the past year or so, it is still buzzing with an energy that is truly unique. Several business owners live in their work spaces, most of which are remodeled warehouses. There is still a large homeless population living on the outskirts of East Village, but it is continuously shrinking as development takes over, giving rise to new growth in the neighborhood.
The following set of photos is just a few snaps, almost all of which I shot in East Village. If you're ever out there and want to get off the beaten path, head over there. I can't wait to get back sometime soon to experience the energy that is emanating from this wonderful neighborhood.
Steak Tacos at Neighborhood. Wow, this restaurant is SOOO RAD! So much good beer, both on tap and in bottles and amazing food at reasonable prices. They play good music too...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The first month has been amazing as I have rediscovered a passion for photography that had dwindled over the last couple of years. While I will miss my former colleagues and the work that we produced, I'm excited about what is ahead.
Below, is a mishmash of images from the past month that has nothing to do with weddings. I shot all of these with my iPhone 3Gs. I have found tremendous joy in shooting with it since it is a camera in it's most basic form and it has forced me to pay particular attention to what the camera is capable of capturing.
Enjoy the pics.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Enjoy the pics....
C's Billabong advertisement...
My two faves....