Sunday, March 28, 2010
Recently I took the suggestion of a friend and tried out the Action 35, a plastic point and shoot 35mm film camera that takes four images on one frame. The entire exposure time for the four shots is approximately 2/3 of a second. I headed over to the Volcom Skatepark in Costa Mesa to see what this little camera could do. The 1/100 shutter speeds were a little slow to freeze all the action, but I didn't mind a little blur in some of the frames. I think it adds a little to the portrayal of speed. For the right subject matter, this little camera could be a gem. I suggest to any photographer to try different cameras, such as the Action 35 or the Holga. They may not seem like much, but they can absolutely be useful tools in creating your art.
The editorial shoot yesterday, "The Rise of Adam Lee Bauer", went great. We shot in his apartment, on the roof of his apartment, in the lobby of his apartment, and even took it to the street. On Hollywood Boulevard we got some cool shots of Adam with a group of guys breakdancing in the background. Now I have the giant task of sifting through the hundreds of images and deciding on 5 for the editorial. It is a good feeling however, to know that I have plenty of awesome shots to choose from. I need to give huge thanks to Adam for allowing me to take over his home for the day, and for giving 110% from start to finish. Also, mega thanks to Logan Williams. This guy does it all: hair, make-up, stylist, and assistant...thank you for lending your talents and for your "help with anything and everything" attitude. The collaboration made this project successful as well as enjoyable. I look forward to working with you both again.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
It took me a little longer than planned to get these images posted, but here they are. This was a great photo shoot because of everyone involved: Heather Ford (model), Paula and Maurice Mauricio (hair/make-up), Alyson Roberts (wardrobe) and the best assistant in the world, Lan Nguyen. Thank you to all of you!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I have been thinking a lot lately about my personal style. All the great photographers have a personal style, something recognizable about their images. I think it is a photographers goal: for others to be able to see an image of theirs and know its theirs. I believe that your style is something that develops over time. The more you shoot, the more in sync or in tune you become with your photographic eye. I don't believe your style is something that you decide, but something that becomes you. My style is still cultivating as I explore different realms of photography and discover where within this diverse world I would most like to focus my energies.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I just really liked the way this looked. The uneven, bruised texture of the wall and the old banged up wooden window frame. I liked the shadow of the crucifix on the wall, more than the crucifix itself. The grunginess and color of the walls made the room feel a little cold yet the window and crucifix yielded a kind of warmth.