Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shooting In The Ol' Neighborhood

So today was day 1 of shooting for Ford Chicago. The weather was amazing and to be able to shoot outside in late October in the windy city was nothing short of a miracle, (or the result of good karma). Here is a shot of Madison with some lens flair. I love lens flair, (using the voice of Ken "Hawk" Harrilson). All you White Sox fans will get that reference, as for the rest of you, you'll just have to assume that was both clever and funny.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I (heart) It

My new obsession is the website We (heart) It. It allows you to search the web, find images that you like or that inspire you, and (heart) them, placing them in a collection of your own. I thought the technical way it allows you to do this was incredible and super user friendly, so I started my own profile and have begun collection images (including some of my own). It's a great way to collect visual inspiration. My focus has been on polaroid type imagery. I even purchased a vintage 1969 polaroid camera from ebay the other day to go with my polaroid sx 70 camera that I had to modify to accept 600 film. So much for the digital revolution.

Friday, October 24, 2008


I posted this image because when I looked at it the image seemed to be moving even though it wasn't. I thought it was cool, I like optical illusions, not as much as bridges or the weather, but I like them. However, when I asked someone else to look at it they didn't experience the same illusion. So if it turns out I'm the only one that sees this strange motion in the image I will delete it in a few days and seek the psychiatric care I know doubt am in need of.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Next Stop Chi-Town

Back in Chicago for my best friends wedding. Big Italian wedding, with lots of Tony's, Anthony's, Frankies and definitely a Dino thrown in there. Definitely looking forward to the reception. Those Italians really know how to cook! If you want to experience it for yourself, picture the wedding scene from Goodfellas, that should describe what I'm about to experience. Should be a blast! Other than that, I still have to pick out my costume for Halloween! My nephew Karl wants the two of us to be pirates, so that looks like the route I might go. Erik on the other hand thinks I'm Spiderman, (you know, photographer, lives in NYC, kinda nerdy etc) but how could I resist little Karl. I will also be shooting for Ford Chicago while in town so it's not all just fun and games in the windy city. Above is a shot of Sarah from Ford Chicago that I shot while in NY last week. NY, Chicago, Pirates, Italians, I'm going to need another vacation soon. . . . . . . . . I hear Australia is nice this time of year.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Remembering The Good Times

Andrew, Jen and myself from the Bahamas trip, (along with a nice surprise by Melissa from Ford), met up last night at Tortilla Flats for some reminiscing and margaritas. Tortilla Flats is my go-to place for a good time and last night didn't disappoint. They have the best playlist of any bar/restaurant in NY bar none! And when "Islands In The Stream" by Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton came on the stereo, we kinda all broke out into song at the bar, (see playlist on this page to listen to the song and feel free to sing along). This morning I was actually whistling to the Doobie Brothers as I walked to Meet Arlenis for our shoot at my new studio space in Williamsburg, (you can whistle as well if you go down to the last song on my playlist). I don't remember the last time I whistled as I walked to work, and by the look on everyones faces down Park Ave at 9 am, I don't think people do it that often. Here is a light test from our shoot today.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Diana's Polaroids

I'm going to try and shoot a polaroid on each look from now on until polaroid is no more. Here are Diana's polaroids from the other day.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Diana

Here are a couple more from the shoot.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blonde Ambition

Shot Diana yesterday from Ford. She is a real cool girl and has a great look. I decided to shoot her with a little more of an edge because I thought she could handle it. Here are a couple from our shoot. I'll be working on the rest today, but I do want to venture outside on what looks like a gorgeous Saturday in New York.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Back In NYC

I just returned back to NY and I already miss my morning coffee overlooking the ocean. Coffee overlooking the construction site next door just isn't the same. I've traded seagulls for pigeons and the sounds of crashing waves for jackhammers. Oh well, at least I have great memories of an amazing trip!!! Everyone down there couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. A big thanks to Mark Humes for showing us such an amazing time!!! I can't wait till next year! Although I'll be sure to bring sunblock with me from NY, the bottle I bought down there cost $30 bucks! Above is a shot of Alyssa, one of the models from the show.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rock Lobsters

Do not adjust the color on your monitors! What you see is what you get. This is a shot of Andrew, Jen and I on one of our days off in the Bahamas. Andrew was the representative from Ford, and Jen was our make-up artist. As you can see, we spent a good deal of time taking in the sun that day. Thanks Jen for sending me the pic!

VP Debate

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Here Comes The Judge

Well, it turns out I will be one of the judges of the Supermodel competition. I am officially the Nigel Barker of the Bahamas. Some people might look at this as an amazing honor and a fantastic experience. I, on the other hand look at it as bad karma. See, I don't look at it as picking 1 winner, I see it as picking 7 non-winners. That's a 7 to 1 bad karma ratio! Well, at least there's no Tyra, that's where I would of drawn the line and fled the country. On a brighter note, here is a shot of a rainbow I took last night from the hot tub. . . . . . . what was I complaining about again?