Friday, November 19, 2004

Do Germans Have A Thing For Spartacus?
kirkdog (34k image)

I just got a royalty check in the mail from my photo agency Shooting Star and it seems that three different magazines in Germany had licensed the use of some of my Kirk Douglas images this summer. One of them Neue Revue paid a larger than average fee, which means it may have appeared on the cover. Anyone out there from Germany and know of this mag? Anyway, the story behind this shot is that the shoot was for a small company that some how talked Kirk into being photographed as part of a testimonial for their services. I shot the whole job from across the pool at Kirk's Beverly Hills home with his two dogs and wife sitting on a chair. Now, going into this day, I was determined to get a close up for myself, so when Kirk decided the shoot was over, I asked him politely if I could just shoot a few more frames and when he said yes, I ran over to his side of the pool and moved the light a bit. Just as I was about to start, he got down on the ground with his dog and started kissing him on the nose as the dog licked his face. I got two frames, one with the dog licking him and this one. It was originally shot in color, but I made it black and white for this post just to change it up a bit since it's also on my portfolio site.
grooming: Yolanda Halston
Hasselblad/150mm/Fuji Provia 100F
posted @ 02:21 PM PST [link]

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Spinning Speakers
I just wanted to point to this Flash presentation at JBL Pro Audio's web site that I shot all of the photography for. It was a very long project that consisted of shooting multiple angles and home built rigs to spin large speakers and components so we could shoot individual frames for the spinning animations. You have to click around to see it all, but the main stuff is in the "Technology" and "Configuration" sections. ENJOY. This is the bread and butter folks.
posted @ 05:59 PM PST [link]

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Blinded By The Light (and wind)
55lindy03 (69k image)

When I was shooting this portrait of model Lindy Gamble, I didn't know that she couldn't see me during this frame until she mentioned it while we looked at the Polaroid. With the 1000 Watt hot light and the fan combined, she was just trying to keep her eyes open. The resulting blankness in her eye has always made me a little uneasy when looking at it. I think that's why I like it so much. Here's what we were shooting that day, before we did the black and white personal work.
makeup: Yolanda Halston
styling: Lisa Oliver

Click on the "more" link for technical info.
posted by @ 08:57 PM PST [more..]

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

High Key
kileyspa01b (38k image)

It seems that many of my old readers don't have much to comment on now that I've been showing more work and talking less about my personal life. I'm not sure what to do about that yet.
Anyway, I shot this for Dermanew a while back. I went to a big trade show in Vegas last year for the cosmetics and spa industries and saw pictures from this shoot blown up huge at their booth. It's still kinda weird, but cool, to see your images in their final usage. Many times I don't see them again after I edit them on the computer or over the light box. You can see more of my images on their web site linked above if you like.
model: Kiley Wirtz
makeup: Burke Daniel
hair: Suzanne Chadwick

posted @ 06:06 PM PST [link]

I'm Alive.
Let's just say that having a two year old that goes to day care hasn't been too nice to my immune system. It's like revolving flu bugs around here.
posted @ 10:16 AM PST [link]
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