Sunday, May 31, 2009

My New Reality

This week started like any other week. Snake charmer-contortionist belly dancer's, reality show star photo-shoots, a drive through Compton at 1:30 am, you know, the usual. That last one was a doozy which involved a night out downtown and the LAPD! This week ended on a much quieter note, with an amazing brunch at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, followed by some re-touching and a long nap before some laundry. (Let's call this past week the yin and the yang of LA). Above are a couple shots from my shoot on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Topanga Daze

See what I did there? I spelled days d a z e. So clever. Memorial day weekend was filled with sun and fun and sun and more sun, (I'm currently a nice shade of maroon). These images were taken at this festival up in Topanga Canyon. It was totally my speed and I got a chance to re-live a little of my college days. My favorite part was seeing all the hippie kids. When I have kids I would totally try and dress them up like little flower children. There was a girl there, probably a few years older than my niece, with total dreads and a long flow-y dress. She was cooler at 10 years old than I'll ever be. I mean dread locks at her age?! Amazing. There were 3 stages of live music and tons of food and drink. I need to make a mental note for next year.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Agents, photographers, meeting in the back corner table at a Hollywood hotspot, brokering future deals over seared Ahi and Gin Gimlet's. Now let's see if I can get Leo to play me in the movie. We both drive a Prius?! Last night was a blast and I finally got a chance to meet Zoey whom I've emailed and facebooked for about a year. She will soon be the one-to-watch photographer in NYC. But as for right now, she's lighting up the west coast. The perfect mix of talent and nice. I see great things. Above you will find my friend Steve and Brian showing the proper way to pose for the camera. You will also find Meg and Zoey showing how not to. Since when do beautiful women NOT like having their picture taken?!

Monday, May 18, 2009

West Side

Flew out to La for some good ol' fashion "work and relaxation", (I think "rest and relaxation" is overrated besides being redundant). Everyone out here is really in the movie industry! By the way, what is a "treatment" and why did the super-shuttle guy want me to see his? Anyway, I sat by the window during my flight (which I never do), and managed to snap a few shots along the way. According to the in-flight GPS, the one is of the Grand Canyon, the other is of some mountains neard Colorado, and the third is my breakfast yesterday morning (the GPS didn't help with that one). I also experienced a 5.0 earthquake last night which they say is "moderate", I thought it was way cool! but very weird.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Favorite Fashion Blog Name?

"Hero In Chiq". . . . . . . . . it doesn't hurt that they regularly feature some of my work ;) One of my favorite parts about surfing "the internets" is when I stumble upon one of my images that other people either think is cool, or use for their own inspiration. Thank you, it makes my day.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Country Bumpkins

It's been a few days since my last post. Tons of traveling, New York, Chicago, then off to LA for a month! In the middle I shot Mackenzie who you may know from the opening page of my website. We managed to find the only warm/sunny day to shoot, which is a good thing cause we were shooting bathing suits outdoors on a farm! As anybody either in the midwest or northeast can tell you, warm weather has been hard to come by this year, so I felt fortunate to find the sunny needle in a haystack! (pun intended) We were lucky enough to shoot at my cousins property in Michigan which has this amazing old barn complete with an old Ford "el camino" like car outback. We were also fortunate enough to be able to shoot at this nearby former boy scout camp. Amazing! Thanks Beckett!! I'm going to be working on the images this next week, but in the meantime, here are some behind-the-scenes shots.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I Don't Like

The fact that I have to wear a scarf today, not because its cool, but because it's cold. 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

California Love

I will be heading to LA mid May for about a month!  So look for me at the all the cool spots like Spago and The Viper Room!. . . . . . .  it's been awhile since I've been out there.  Looking forward to seeing all my LA friends and getting a chance to work in the sun.