Friday, October 29, 2004

It's All About The Eyes.
np504 (43k image)
This is a great example of how one person's opinion can influence everyone else. After the first round of retouching on the final shot for this job, someone said, "She has a big nose!" Well, it's not tiny, but it looks good to me (the lighting on this frame makes it look a little crooked if you can pry your eyes away from her eyes). Anyway, after that one person mentioned her nose, that's all anyone could see so they ended up retouching her face so much that the final shot doesn't even look like the same person. This particular frame was something I shot for myself after we were done with the client's stuff. The angle, orientation and lighting are quite different than the rest of the shoot. I try to shoot something personal whenever I get the chance at the end of a job.
makeup and hair: Karen Faye
styling: Karie L. Frost

posted @ 06:08 PM PST [link]

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Monday's Photo Shoot Take Two.
Lindsay02 (29k image)

In my attempt to show more of my work here, this is the other model I shot on Monday. Same client, only this is for the cover of the January issue. There will be a lot of retouching done on this. Her hair color will be changed and most of the other work will be done on her hands since it's all about her nails. I've cropped them out of this shot so we don't show them until the magazine comes out. The shot will be composed as a photo mosaic constructed of all the past covers of the magazine for their 15th? Anniversary issue, but will be shown as a normal photo on the inside.
model: Lindsay
makeup and hair: Lisa Van Hecke
styling: Karie L. Frost

posted @ 11:26 AM PST [link]

Monday, October 25, 2004

Today's Photo Shoot
Joline03 (74k image)

Here's a little taste of the shoot I had today.
model: Joline Towers (Photogenics)
makeup and hair: Lisa Van Hecke
styling: Karie L. Frost
posted @ 07:57 PM PST [link]

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Are VW Passat Owner's Manuals Worth A Lot?
So this morning we're trying to get out of the house to go to a Halloween carnival. I'm looking all over for my point n shoot 35mm camera and it's nowhere to be found. I know I left that thing in my car yesterday right after loading a new roll of film in it and taking a quick snap of Lily sitting in her car seat. Something tells me to look in the glove compartment even though I know I didn't put it in there. Hmmm... Why is my glove box COMPLETELY EMPTY!? I'VE BEEN ROBBED! Then I start running the inventory of my car through my head and realize that not only is my camera gone, so is my Tamrac computer bag (sans computer). It had my two check books, my Visor Edge hand held, a 256MB thumb drive, and various receipts and who knows what I'll think of when I go to look for it. Also my Smith Slider sunglasses are gone (not cheap). Uh oh, let's check Marisa's car. Sure enough. Empty glove box and who knows what else. What happened was I had left the garage door open for a few hours yesterday afternoon and some jackholes came in and rummaged through our cars before we closed it later on in the night. So far, total loss comes in somewhere in the $400.00 range.

So now we go through the major pain in the ass of calling Wells Fargo about the check books and trying really hard to think of anything else that might be missing. I swear this kind of shit pisses me off so much. Even though I didn't loose anything major, I still feel violated and it bugs me to think of someone going through my hand held, thumbdrive and my check registries. I haven't been able to shake that shitty feeling all day. My only consolation is that I took my iPod out of my bag the other day.

Oh, and I was mauled by my cat this morning as she used my face for traction while jumping up on the couch I was laying down on. Let's hope for some better luck the rest of the day.
posted @ 03:11 PM PST [link]
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