Actress Emma Dumont came by the studio for a few promotional shots. You might recognize her as Polaris from The Gifted on Fox. We basically photographed a catalog of shots for Emma to submit for her recent interviews by ZiNK Magazine, FanSided and Anthem Magazine. Thanks to a great crew that included stylist Vivian LC Style, hair and makeup by Grace Armas and on set assistant Deborah Fang.
Needless to say that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to work with Bulgari, an international luxury jewelry brand based in Rome, Italy with roughly 300 stores located in only the most exclusive shopping areas around the world. My assignment was to capture "people" and the "Bulgari experience"...
We recently worked with actor and singer Sharon Leal to shoot editorial promotional portraits leading up to the release of her new single Giant and the feature film Addicted. The request was for a studio look but with Sharon's busy filming schedule we decided to mimic a studio setup on location.
Addicted, a film based on the novel by Zane, hit theaters on October 10th. Sharon Leal's EP featuring the single Giant is available for pre-order on iTunes.
Scott Quarterman, owner of eHolster, called on me recently to organize a product photo shoot to update his marketing materials. Based on his description of what he needed I worked up a proposal for a half-day shoot. We started in the studio focussing on clean detail product shots, then finished up outdoors so he could have some out-and-about lifestyle images featuring his products.
Lately, I have been so happy with the variety of shoots we've been booking. I've always loved a challenge that involves photographing new concepts and ideas. Being a photographer who mainly focuses on people, the best weeks are those in which I get to take portraits of individuals with distinct personalities, backgrounds, and stories to tell.
I feel lucky to not only be encountering that kind of variety in my work but to also work with people in the music industry whose artistry and personas differ from each other.
In comes Triple E: an amazing opportunity to work with such an inspiring and charismatic personality. It is truly an honor to work with fellow artists, getting to discover who the artist is and trying to represent their music through visual media. Nowadays, photography plays such a key role in representing the music industry, conveying the brand behind the music. I'm very proud to have hosted Triple E in the studio to shoot these editorial promos for his new single.
I was extremely excited when my alma mater, Ringling College of Art & Design, reached out to me to schedule and photograph a portrait session. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to be included in their bi-annual publication, CONTXT Magazine, which I encourage you to check out on the Apple App Store HERE. For the Fall 2013 issue, Ringling was working on a section featuring a few of the school's generous supporters. I was hired to work with Sanford and Barbara Orkin, long time supporters of the University of Georgia (UGA) and Ringling College of Art & Design (RCAD) and, also, a business savvy couple and delightful people to meet. I had a great time meeting and chatting with Mr. and Mrs. Orkin about my experience at Ringling and their support of the art community.
I am very happy to have made a contribution to the Fall 2013 issue of CONTXT and extremely thankful for Mr. and Mrs. Orkins' support of Ringling College of Art & Design.