Monday, July 21, 2008

More new(er) work...

It's been quite the roller coaster this season, but as usual, I'm loving it. Today was our first workshop day with Joe McNally in the studio and it was amazing. He's such a down-to-earth, funny guy that I found myself constantly forgetting that I was in the presence of one of the greatest shooters alive.

Here's some new(er) work of mine. Some of it is from earlier in the season but it takes me awhile to get film processed, scanned, and pulled through the digital ringer...

A shot I did of one of our models, Robin, at the sleazy motel shoot during Andrew Eccle's workshop week.
Shot on my Hasselblad (80mm lens) on Kodak Tri-X 320.

Here's the 'final select' of Maddy from a shoot earlier this season.
Shot on my Hasselblad (80mm lens) on Kodak 160NC.

More 'feet' for my little 'feet' project. This fine pair belongs to Leah, one of our work/studys.
Shot with a Nikon D300 w/ a 20mm prime lens.

Another 'feet' shot.
Shot with my Hasselblad 500C (80mm lens) with a Phase P30+ digital back.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I'm famous...

Well, not really. But I am on the workshop's blog!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Catching up, 2 of 2 - Alan, Maddy and Art

The instructor in the studio for the first week (and the third week) was the great Alan M. Thornton. What a great guy! We had a ton of fun both weeks and Kevin, Alan and I made one hell of a team!

Alan and his "Angels."

Kevin and Alan goofing around...

One of our locations the first week was the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe. Mawgie, one of our models and a good friend of mine, brought along her daughter Maddy and she agreed to let me steal her away for a few minutes to grab a few shots.

A new edition to my "feet" series!

Week two our instructor was Art Streiber. What an amazing week. He co-taught the class alongside Brenna Britton, a photo editor from People Magazine. I learned more about the world of editorial and magazine photography in one week then I ever thought possible. Also, Art was a great sport about sitting for a portrait. Maybe he felt bad that I'd spent about an hour getting the lights just right...

Catching up, 1 of 2 - Carnival

Inspired by my awesome coworker, Kevin, I decided to try my hand at a little documentary work.  Here's some shots from the midway carnival that came to town for the Rodeo de Santa Fe...


All of these were taken with a 20mm prime lens on a Nikon D300.

Three portraits, five minutes...

Today was our first day with Andrew Eccles in the studio. It was intense, to say the least. We had five amazingly complicated lighting setups going all at once. We were tripping breakers and rerouting extension cords all over the building just to power it all. It was such a great learning experience!

After all of the participants took off for the day I dragged the studio manager, Kevin, around to each setup to snap a quick shot. The idea was to document WHAT the lights were doing, so that we could pair the shot with a diagram of the setup as a tool for the participants. But I ended up getting some really great shots of Kevin...