Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm out!

Bright and early tomorrow morning I get to wake up and catch my flight back to Santa Fe, NM! I'm very excited to return, and I'm especially excited about my new home and the critters I get to live with!

Altogether, my 'extended visit' to Detroit was a success. Meaning: I survived. The economy here is very bad and I had an extremely hard time finding work. I did get to work with some great photographers while here, including Patrick Costa and Davo Scheich, and I got to spend time shooting and building my portfolio - so no complaints!

I'll be back at the workshops starting a week from Monday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mej and Patrick

This past weekend my good friends Megan (Mej) and Patrick came into town and we helped them celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary. Mej was my very first roommate my freshman year in college and we've been good friends for years.

On their last night in town I coerced the two of them into sitting for one roll on the Hasselblad - figuring if I got something good I could make a print and send it to them as an anniversary present. This shoot was the maiden voyage of one of my new toys, the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom that I got for Christmas from my awesome little brother. Because of it I was able to shoot these in VERY low light, the only light is from the dining room hanging light fixture across the room. Even then, I had to push the film one stop.

I chose this shot from the heroes because it proudly displays Patrick's gift from his wife, a very nice 'Movado' watch. All weekend he kept staring at it, shining it on his shirt, and showing it to strangers... and I know that years from now they'll look back at this picture and remember their Movado Anniversary. :o)

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's


I just got back yesterday from my trip to Chicago and Minneapolis and I am TIRED! I had such a good time! I hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year's! I'm so excited about 2009!

I didn't shoot nearly as much this week as I should have, but I did manage to get a few shots in on Friday night back in Chicago. My brother and I went out with a handful of my friends that were in town... we spent our evening at a dueling pianos bar in Wrigleyville. The bar had the 'dueling' pianos in the center of the room, and there was a conveniently placed 'stripper' pole in between.

Before I left Chicago for Minneapolis my brother, David, and I had visited the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago and I had explained the idea of "The Decisive Moment" to him... I just I love this shot because it seems like the 'decisive moment' to me...

This is my good friend Beth... I took my camera outside to snap some pictures of the neighborhood and when I turned around I noticed how beautifully the neon bar signs in the window were lighting her face... Who needs expensive lights when you have beer signs?

So, nothing to write home about but altogether it was a good time. More to come soon!