I got the opportunity to work with the ultra creative electropunk duo behind TrackScars a couple weeks ago and I directed the music video for their first single, SilverThaw. A music video has been on my to-do list for a while and I’m happy to add it to my portfolio.
If you notice one thing about these shots…the green. Canada is a gorgeous place full of so much nature and beauty, it’s a little hard to take it all in. These shots were from the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and the highway up to Squamish.
Canada wilderness is absolutely stunning. Looking forward to posting a bunch of my photos, soon. And I promise not to make any dumb Canada puns.
Brandon and I have worked together on a number of projects, not the least of which was this podcast series. I’m not sure how many in all were recorded before we built a closet studio and honed it down a little bit. I need to share some of the photos of our setups, some included building a mattress fort and hiding inside.
Pizza, Privilege and Porn is response to pop culture from two guys who try to stay on top of it without really engaging in it either. We think we are funny, and that’s all that matters.
Lately I’ve been archiving and backing up old files and going back through some old film stockpiles. Revisiting photos is always kind of a treasure hunt as I see new things and new photos with promise each time. Here’s a few I dug out of the closet.
Here’s a few from a recent test with Kapri. She was so freaking cool! Really awesome when you can get good shots and share a creative connection.
I’ve shot with Cindy about a million times but I think this is one of my favorite images. It was one of those off hand, kind of spur of the moment shots that there’s no real good place for. So here you go.
Have never been my strong suit. I was a BEAST in the darkroom, but that has little to no bearing on digital now. I think that when I convert over to BW, I’m wanting it to look like film and it never does. I’d love to hear what you guys are doing to make your BW stuff really pop. My SOP is to edit in color, convert, add a curves layer to boost saturation and black point, add another of heavy contrast and then fade that one out. A touch of burning and dodging and voila. I was really happy of this shot of Olya.
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I book myself as a fashion photographer but the truth is, I’m not always sure. The thing I think I enjoy most is providing a space for people to be what they want in front of the camera. That borders on portraiture, although portraiture purists would tell you that portraits seek to define the truest form of a person in that moment. I’d argue that most truth is a lie, because I’m argumentative and contrary. Claire and I went to the woods a few weeks ago and I got poison ivy. Aside from that, we took some good photos as well.
Blackout Studio Action
Living in downtown LA gives me a lot of exciting backdrops to shoot but one of my favorite is a blackout studio a couple blocks away that has one, hard, hard source of light and nothing else. The walls are black, the ceiling is black, it literally sucks the light from the room, which I love. I’ve always been a less-is-more photographer and light is no exception. Here’s a few images from a shoot a couple weeks ago with Jessa.