While working this shoot, a police officer stood nearby, watching the model; watching me. I thought he was going to ask for paperwork although I knew it was fine. He instead asked about the equipment I was using since he was an amateur photographer. I explained the light setup and what kind of look we were going for. He nodded and walked away.
Flat Iron District
New York City
April 8, 2013
So these photos below are from a 2 part photo shoot that began on Friday night. This section of the shoot involved photographing the model’s body parts. This portion took maybe a half hour to do — if that. The second portion of this project involves making 4×6 prints of these shots then bringing them to our second shoot. They’ll then be arranged around the model. The purpose of this project is to create a confrontational portrait while touching feminine sexuality and denying the audience eye contact with the subject.
I’ll post the final version of this project when it’s completed. Session #2 is tomorrow.
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New York City
November 30, 2012
I often take for granted the geometric beauty and grandeur of towering buildings throughout NYC. After finishing up a shoot near Lincoln Center, I walked about, running errands while snapping a few photographs. The light coming from the building in the rear stopped me dead on the spot. It had this beautiful Todd Hido glow. I first intended the photo to be color but I pitched that idea since my focus was on the light and the geometry of the scene. (This is also the same street that Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will be traveling.)
Midtown, New York, NY
November 21, 2012
Well, this shoot didn’t really come out as I planned it. It was initially for a series I’ve been working on for a year. It doesn’t fit in but I still enjoyed making it and working with the model. I picked this picture out of the others because it made me smile.
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1. I work damn hard to create my work and because I’m an artist, I know how hard times can sometimes deny you to own work from fellow artists. Discounts for you and folks who aren’t artists on prints.
2. I killed my TV recently. Didn’t realize how much it was hurting my creativity. It took a couple years but it’s gone now. D-E-A-D. This means my creativity has been really — ahem — hot and bothered. I’ll be looking for models and other artists to collaborate with on a whole eff-load of stuff.
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6. I’ll soon be spreading myself to New Orleans, Miami and Orlando in addition to my NYC base. Going national, baby. Announcement regarding 40shadesstudios.com (site arriving soon) is forthcoming.
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These shoots aren’t always as serious as they appear. Mostly, we’re laughing a lot and then we get to serious, somber and expressive looking work. So I wanted to post these to show all of you how it really is — flash blowing in assistant’s faces (at full 1/1 power), assistants walking into shots, giggling, burst-out-laughs, silly poses, you get the idea.
These photos haven’t been doctored and they were originally throwaways since I didn’t have use for “bloopers.” Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. Thanks to everyone who participated in these shoots.
If you’d like to see these blown up and without that annoying “backspace” to get back to this post, just skip this and go to my Flickr account by clicking HERE.
So Alexis and I were chatting about a new venture when we got onto the topic of her awe-inspiring roof. I pulled out my camera and started taking pictures. It was a really fun shoot and she was perfect in her hands-in-the-pocket poses.
How badass is that rust???
She’s the one who provided the legs for this ONE which was shot during the same day: