I recently had the pleasure of shooting a look book for my good friend/owner of Paul Marie Clothing, Mike Hedgecock. I have been itching to shoot some fashion lately and really had a great time working with these guys. With inspiration from Nick Onken, we hit the streets of Greenlake and got to work. With the exception of a few shots, I primarily used my Canon 50mm 1.4 which is my new favorite lens for shooting photos. Every shot was tack sharp and the depth of field is amazing at wide apertures. I really feel like I'm getting back to my roots with photography. It was so inspiring to work on the fly and just create. I really had the opportunity to be creative and take chances, break rules and make mistakes while creating images I really liked.Read More
It's been a bit since I've posted. Part of it has been finding that spark again. That spark to write, shoot, create and take chances. For a while I started to feel like I was being too safe, stale and uninspired. So this summer, I've been on a search. A search for that spark. I started in Vegas (thank god there are no photos from that trip) and next went to San Francisco. Now I'm down in Portland as I write this. It's been good to get away. Take a look from outside the machine. It's really easy to just keep doing what you're doing even when it's not working. I started this search by shooting like I used to. Without a reason. With no planned outcome. I just started shooting what I liked. I had fun and it didn't take long before I started really feeling inspired and connected with my craft again.Read More
Back in the Fall I received an email from Rock Paper Sketch "Ambassadors of artful branding, influential marketing and immersive experiences." They had stumbled upon my website and wanted to chat about working together on a few projects. I was very excited about the opportunity after browsing their website so we figured out the details and got work. After our first two jobs working together, they decided it was time to update their photo portfolio as well. So we set up a studio session and got snapping.Read More
Recently I was hired by Real Self to shoot a commercial. There was a lot of planning and preproduction involved here. I couldn't believe how long it took us to write a 7 line script! Our goal was to keep it short, provide a little bit of shock and make people want to find out more. There are some CRAZY things going on in the medical field that I had no idea about! When I first met with these guys, I was blown away with what some doctors are doing out there. It was pretty cool to learn all about it.
This was my first crack at having an audio guy (Adam Wygle on the mic) and it wasn't easy getting good sound. Things like the ventilation system which couldn't be turned off really made it hard to get good sound. We did the best we could and overall, I'm pretty damn happy with how it came out.
What do you think? Does the message come through? Do you get what we're trying to say here? Is it too long? Too short? Feedback would be HIGHLY appreciated as this is my first commercial and would really like to know what you think.