Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 will be a year for more fashion, music and wedding editorials

kissing 2010 goodbye with an end of year magazine cover, album cover, an engagement, and wedding editorials for Atlantan Brides magazine. Looking forward to shooting MORE music, more fashion and venturing into doing more bridal magazine editorials in 2011!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A New Direction

The last few months I've done several weddings for friends & friends of friends. Amidst all the craziness it dawned on me that I love taking the engagement sessions, bride & groom pictures, the detail pictures, etc. SO, I've decided that I would like to add editorials for wedding magazines to my list of shooting bands, magazine covers, and fashion editorials. If you have suggestions or know anyone who works for a bridal magazine please email me! I would love to get my work in front of their art director. here's a few pics from my recent wedding! you can check out my facebook to see a few pictures from my first indian wedding!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Will Classical music give me the boot?

Have you ever flipped through a classical music program? Seriously, it makes Sears Portrait studio look like a high budget shoot instead of $9.99. Some of the subjects actually look like they are in pain & other subjects have a black background with their heads detached from their bodies - i keep looking for the "In Loving Memory Of" below the floating head (i can send you a link if you don't believe me). So who can change the face of classical music? Maybe it will take just a few. I'm hoping violist Jennifer Stumm & violinist Susie Park of Eroica Trio can take the lead. I also recently photographed ASO conductor & Grammy award winner Robert Spano. If you think it looks like crazy was....flying music, alexander mcqueen, & a dress made out of sheet music a la Project Runway.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Grammy Winner Kuk Harrell

Today I realized my job totally spoils me. I get to do what I love, and am lucky to have such a great client who actually thanks me for doing it. This was my second time shooting Songwriter/producer/engineer Kuk Harrell. He won a Grammy last year for his work with Mary J Blige. He is up for a couple more this year. One with Beyonce for Single Ladies (Put A Ring on it). His clients also include JLo, Sting, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jamie Fox, etc. Super talented and couldn't be easier to work with. See?! I am lucky.

Friday, July 17, 2009

weighing in on the feather weight

I tried not to let my mouth hang open as I did a casting this week for a fashion editorial. I kinda thought Janice Dickenson style super skinny models had gone by the wayside. I have been conflicted about supporting an industry that makes the naturally beautiful women out there feel like they have to look like the uber skinny airbrushed girls and celebrities that are on the magazines. For this reason it's been a while since i've done a fashion editorial. I tend to cast the girls that at least fill out their jeans. In all fairness, some of these girls are skinny b/c they are so young and they haven't filled out yet. Others of them are struggling under the pressure to stay this skinny as their bodies start fill out at 17. Of course, just as bad is the slightly more filled out Victoria's Secret girls that catch men's eyes with their push-up bra's and taped up boobs. Even though I know the power of photoshop, I walk in VC, and see adrianna lima's butt and slim thigh and think how good she looks. I have to remind myself that the cottage cheese on her thigh & zit on her butt were magically removed by the power of the computer. I wish I was in a position to change the industry. I feel that celebrities & designers could change it, but celebrities tend to get more photoshopping and botox than anyone else to stay in the game. Not to mention the designers keep designing clothes for, and casting the waifs. In part Tyra has been better than most, but i've caught her saying to the size 2 model on her show that they need to get her on a exercise and eating regimen that will help her get down to the right size for a working model. So Tyra, for all the girls who look to you as a role model are you saying size 2 is 2 big?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

and some more work....see post below!

New Work, New Blog, & caren west PR

Since I last posted I've actually started on my first art project for an NBA player, my client Zac Brown Band is winning CMA awards, and I'm on Twitter - although i've basically been picking my nose trying to figure out what to tweet about.  One thing i'm stoked about is that my friend caren west has agreed to take me on, and do some PR for me. This PR world is totally foreign to me and I realize I'm small potatoes in comparison to....oh all her other clients like Paste mag, Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber....need i say more?  However, I am really grateful that Caren is helping me.  My next venture is to gain some more established clients in the music industy.  How do you do that?  Well, I'll let you know when I figure it out unless you already know and want to share your secrets with me. Otherwise, first stop is Nashville.  
Here's some recent work.  I have a wonderful interior client - Bradley-Hughes, as well as Cinda Boomershine (tbs movie & a make-over),  Zac Brown Band artists done w/ my buddies over at alevencreative: Sonia Leigh, Levi Lowrey, Nic Cowan,  America's Next Top Model Bre Scullark, a great graphic designer Liz Malpass that did the WireRose CD, among others.  Feel free to comment and critique.