A little peak of some aerial work… more to come in a post in November! Please click to enlarge and read the text.
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So, it’s a bit of a stretch from conservation to the world of glamor. But hey, conservation work can be glamorous at times… right?
As most of you know, I don’t usually stumble into the world of bright strobe lights, make-up, outfits, and striking a pose – well at least not for work! Headshots, photo-booths, portraiture all feels comfortable with me working to expose what exists. This felt a bit different. I had a captive audience trained to be photographed professionally. This made all the difference.
When I saw the SF Meet and Shoot group offer its inaugural meetup focused on models and glamor I decided, why not. I had never worked in such a fashion – no pun intended – and I was interested to see how different it would be from my shoots. Well- it was different. Most notably, the ability to direct became critical. The range of emotion a model can pull out of a hat is amazing. Truly. Now, I understand Blue Steel in all its glory.
I recently photographed a wonderful marriage in City Hall. Kim and Tim (the Im’s) looked stunning especially with the grand architecture and history surrounding them. They are fantastically warm and kind people who have been in love for some time and finally tied the knot.
For me, it was great to be a part of their wedding and to witness what happens in City Hall. After delivering their finished photos, I spent some time finalizing a few pics in a low-contrast, high ISO feel with grain and old times. This isn’t typically what I offer clients (unless they ask specifically), but I thought the BW finish and the feel of the event worked nicely. Continue reading
One morning a friend, Dan Dedrick, recommended the idea of photographing Chinatown, Oakland in the morning. It was a cool December morning and it seemed like a great way to start off the weekend. The mood and energy of Chinatown is captivating, electric. There is a constant commerce that rings through the air, but with that, notes of quiet, patience, and almost longing. I can’t really explain that staring out into space that you tend to see there. These are both zen moments at the same time they are glimmers of fatigue, or maybe frustration, or just pure solemn reflection.
The following is a series of photographs that are post processed into high contrast black and white. Some reveal light, some harbor dark. With those tones are also contrasting movements, some quick – some graniticly intentional. They all are part of the Chinatown scene. Happy year of the Dragon! Continue reading