Archive for September 2010
The past couple weeks have been full. I’ve been working on the sets of TV commercials, shooting business head shots, property listings, corporate events and a golf tournament for USC. None of these shoots resulted in photos that I felt inspired to share. They are the bread and butter that helps pay the rent. Over the past week I’ve felt and realized that I need to shoot for me. For me that typically means working with a model to create something interesting or beautiful. I’m working on lining that up.
In the mean time a family adventure netted some photos I did like. For those of you not in southern California, the blue whales are migrating south to Costa Rica and because of our cold summer they are only a few miles off shore. We booked a boat trip and saw a handful of whales. I spent half the time shooting the coast and water and 40% of the time trying convince myself that I wasn’t sea sick (I lost that battle).
I figured why not throw it out there. I want to shoot for Fast Company.
I was sitting at lunch reading Fast Company thinking that it would have been great to have met and photographed Nike CEO Mark Parker. As I turn the pages I see great photography coupled with stories about interesting people. That’s what I love.
I subscribe to a lot of magazines. Of the seven magazines that get delivered to our house, I only really read three; PDN, American Photo and Fast company. The Fast Company subscription started like the other unread magazines that get flipped through, stacked and maybe have pages torn out and saved for inspiration. I subscribed to Fast Company for one reason, Jake Chessum. His interesting and relaxed portrait style is one I admire.
So why not throw it out there right? So if you know someone, hook a brother up.
This week, in addition to shooting an OWASP security conference in Irvine I assisted Craig on another shoot with Engelbert Humperdinck. Craig is the only photographer I have ever assisted. When I met him in 2003 I didn’t know how to use a light meter.