I've been on the road a lot this month, but in a brief moment at home in LA I was able to snag the fabulous dancer/model Deanna Reeves for a shoot in Griffith Park. We had a great time in the park and I definitely put her to work! She was powering over boulders, balancing on logs, and running up and down steep hills. Oh the glamorous lives of models.
I love my ERB girls, Piper Denney and Emy Reynolds. They are currently in the studio in Ojai working on their latest album, due out Spring 2015. I got a chance to shoot them in the studio a couple of weeks ago and got an early preview of some new songs. As always their work makes me swoon. Here are some of my favorite shots of the girls. They have a show at the Lobero in Santa Barbara on Nov. 15th. If you're in the area it's definitely worth checking out!
I shot a mini-project while I was living briefly in Buenos Aires, Argentina featuring ex-pat couples (like me and my boyfriend) who were also living abroad in South America. I shot Sonia and Adam and Gustavo and Sophie who were from Spain, the US, and New Zealand. Like us they were enjoying the cheap pesos, good wine, and beauty that Buenos Aires had to offer. All of these images and more are available for licensing at Stocksy United.
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I was doing so well and then it all fell apart. It wasn't like I didn't have the opportunity. My laptop was always at my side. There was downtime at airports and coffee shops, but making a blog post just never seemed like the best use of my time when there were emails to answer, work to get to clients, and fantastic beef to eat and malbec to drink.
But now I'm here, at home, ready to make amends. I vow to get up to date with the blog world by making a few posts in the next week to get you caught up on the past couple of months worth of work.
Where to start? Let's start with the fun stuff! Justin and I spent November and December in South America. Namely Lima, Peru and then a month in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He enjoyed a much needed break from work before he started grad school and I worked and of course had a great time exploring the new cities.
I shot travel stock which is mostly uploaded to my agencies. I still have some images to go through and hopefully now that things have calmed down I will have a chance to get to those stragglers! I also shot lifestyle images of people in the city. Those images should follow in the next few day. Here are some samples of the travel stock that I shot and the sights I saw.
I hope to be back here, writing to you again in the next couple of days with more work to share!
In the midst of packing for the move down south and finishing up client work, I wanted to take a moment to do a quick shoot with an awesome local model, Domenique Terry. One of the professional creeds of photography that I try to abide by is ABS: always be shooting. It's nice to do some personal work and keep focused on the bigger picture of growing as an artist and not just getting caught up in creating client prescribed imagery.
The sun was fading fast so we just shot for 30 minutes or so. I love the autumnal light and how luminous her skin looks as the sun dipped below the horizon. I'm leaving California soon, but when I return I know I'll be calling on Domenique to do another shoot together!
The lovely Esther Flink and I enjoyed bopping around several Central Coast vineyards last week during our sunset shoot. Esther is a Toronto transplant to the area and she brought to the shoot the professionalism and charm of a seasoned model. We had a great time racing around the country-side looking to capture the last bits of light. Here's a small sampling of images from our shoot.
I finally got a moment to photograph my lovely friend Shelby Garland. I was honored to be the first photographer to do a shoot with her. I knew she would be a natural and I'm sure she has a bright future ahead of her if she chooses to pursue modeling. We went down to the beach in Ventura, California and shot at the pier, Surfer's Point, and Marina Park. The cloudy sky made for one large soft-box which is great for portraiture. Shelby looks beautiful and I'm sure we will work together again soon!
I do my best to keep up with marketing and promo materials. I try (with varying degrees of success) to send out some type of promo piece to my clients and people I want to work with about once a quarter. Typically this is in the form of an email promo with embedded images, but from time to time it involves printed mailers too. It's nice to show clients what I've been working on and remind them that I'm here and able to shoot. Also, it's nice for me to step back and assess where I've been and where I want to be going. Plus it's so nice to see printed materials! With everything being online now I kinda miss the tactile presence of a printed piece. Here are my newest promo pieces that will be going out tomorrow. I taylor which promo I send to the specific client based on their needs.
It's been too long since I've posted! Traveling, shooting, work, work, and more work and I have yet to get quite caught up. My summer resolution is to be better about posting about what I'm working on and projects that have wrapped. Where to begin? I guess food is alway a great place to start.
In March and April I worked on a series of recipes and food photos for a client. It was a mixture of recipes that we've cooked in my household for years, and new stuff that I wanted to try. It was a large project, 50 dishes, and the house was always filled with awesome aromas.
There was so much food around that I had to resort to begging people to come over and help relieve my refrigerator of some of the prepared items so that I could make room for new ingredients. Luckily Becca, Justin, and Patrick were kind enough to eat some of the leftovers and take one for the team to keep the ball rolling. I don't think they minded too much!
I've just gotten back from my annual week in the desert at the Palm Springs Photo Festival: Connect 2013, shot some travel pieces, shot some lifestyle work, and have even done a beer label for a new brewery. More to come soon!