Saturday, October 04, 2008

"Creativity requires self assurance and the ability to take risks. Creativity involves not only a passionate interest but self-confidence too. A person needs a healthy self-respect to pursue novel ideas, and to make mistakes, despite criticism from others. Self-doubt there may be, but it cannot always win the day. Breaking accepted rules, or even stretching them, takes confidence. Continuing to do so, in the face of scepticism and scorn, takes even more"
- The Creative Mind by Margret Boden

Thursday, October 02, 2008

This is Space is the name of a working loft studio of artist Hal Samples. He was very gracious in letting use his studio. Today we are photographing with infants and toddlers. Although working with children brings an air of levity to the set it also holds many unknowns. Some children are easy some need toys, props and plenty of coaxing.

The crew always enjoys watching the stylist and make up artist rolling on the floor, tossing rubber balls, jumping up and down just to get that one smile or giggle out of the toddlers.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

We come across models on a daily bases in this business. Go sees, fittings, shows, bookings, portfolio reviews, at the gyms, clubs, bars, etc. When a true star comes on the set it is an event to see. Amy Cook is a super model that lives up to the billing. She brought sexy back with a mini dress and leg warmers. Laura T, the styling was sizzling. Lana the smoky eyes really set the tone. The client loved the finished product. Needless to say today was a good day.
The location had the texture along the walls that I was searching for as well as exposed brick and velvet curtains. Check back for photos.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday morning are known to be rough. This Monday was no different! Late starts, forgotten equipment-wrong lunch orders-edgy crew. It all makes for an energy that can either pull you up or push you down. This is why you build a team of battle tested veterans that continue to perform at a high production level regardless of the elements.

Location: Deep Ellum

The exposed brick loft interior and the original worn wood floors is a perfect place to shoot brand name merchandise photography. Super producer Amy Mintz worked her magic booking nothing but very best model talent came up with two great ones. Bekka and Nicole really got what we wanted and gave it all to the camera. Spot on!

Laura Tostenson fashion stylist selected specific themed wardrobe to put together the look and feel that matched exactly to the project. Lana Adams make up artist to the stars was her usual flawless self.

Photog Marlon Taylor brought the heat...Thanks Marlon you make the impossible possible.
The assist. Photog Shane Boughton & Jason Stoehr created stunning lighting for all.