My Christmas card I sent out to clients and friends this year. I've had great responses from it.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I just shot a super nice couple and their home for Modern Luxury magazine. They are art enthusiasts, with an absolutely amazing collection. I shot a couple portraits of them and then quite a few shots of their house and collection. It is going to be a 3 page spread, so I shot quite a few images. Here are the two set ups I did for the portraits. The interior shots you'll have to wait for, they will be published in Dec. I'll probably post them after they come out.
My assistants and I were so nervous walking around artwork that cost more than my house.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
So I am doing this personal project, not real sure what I'm calling it yet, or even how extensive it is going to be. I went to Mudstock 09 to shoot the 4,000 ATV riders driving through the biggest mud pits I have ever seen. It was four days long. I wanted to capture the whole culture that is so enthralled with this. I took my lights and equipment and wanedt to shoot it with more of an artistic feel, rather than just journalistically. I had a really good time, and plan on going back to other such events and shooting some more. I want to record sound and some video to make up a whole multi media part of it.
Thanks Mud Militia, for making me feel so welcomed, feeding me, and showing me around. You guys were awesome. I look forward to the next ride.
Monday, November 2, 2009
This is Mrs. Reeder. She is the lovely woman who creates the Christmas Book for Neiman Marcus. You know the one with bowling alleys, jet planes, and the cup cake car. We were going to take the portrait at the "unveiling" in a jet or around some of the million dollar gifts, but unfortunately the date was past my deadline. I scouted the downtown store and wasn't really inspired by much there that went with the story. Just outside the store I loved the huge gold nametag of the store. My assistants and I quickly worked out the lighting scheme (pretty simple really, 5ft Octabank in the street) and when Ginger came out shot about 50 frames. I was very taken back by her very elegant and in control feel she gave off, but very kind.
The second image is the other option I gave the photo editor. I agree with his decision though.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is from an editorial shoot I did a few weeks ago. The story was over the Hair/Make-up stylist L.B. Rosser (extremely good) and the fashionable daytime/nighttime looks. So here it is... The next time you see me out at night I will have my dramatic, shadowy eyes.
The model was Kiley Wirtz. She was fantastic, made my job so easy.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here are some of my shots from the Oct. issue of Modern Luxury magazine. The story was on homeowners that were apart of designing their own houses. I love being in creative people's homes. It is really inspiring. Makes me want to go home and start a few projects of my own. Guess I would need to finish some old projects before I start other ones though.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Here is the cover of a Main Event brochure we just finished. It is to appeal to the business types. To say, "Hey, you know you corporate peeps want to get drunk and bowl".
It was all put together pretty quickly, but went really great. Brooke did a great job on the creative side. I look forward to the next one.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Almost the entire month of August I shot for the CPS program TARE. It is part of their adoption side of the company. It was a great experience, sad at times, but very worth it. I had no idea how many children in my area that needed to be adopted. I believe I shot around 85 kids, and that was just in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
I took it very seriously, just thinking that my portrait of these children is what might be a deciding factor if they are chosen for adoption or not. I was very pleasantly surprised by the life and joy of most of the kids, despite their circumstances. CPS was a great group of folks to work with, very dedicated to the children.
I know there are two images of the girl with the red hair and blue dress, but she was so adorable I had to.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Here is my shot in the FD Luxe magazine, that is out now. It was my first time to shoot for them. It was a very fun and easy going shoot. Jason Sheeler, the writer, was really great to work with. He had a clear idea of what he wanted and we worked together well to pull it off. Hope to do it again soon.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Here is a shot of my first Billboard. It was for Loft 610(as you can see). I wish the image was larger and the design was a little better, but I can't complain.
It's off of the Dallas North Tollway, north of 635. Anyways, I thought it was worth sharing.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I just recently shot 4 of Dallas' top designers for a magazine. I'm not sure which ones, if any, I'll be putting on my website, but I thought I would show them here. All four were extremely nice and great to work with. Pogir, the man by the pool, was cracking me up the whole shoot. He kept saying, "Hey "J", what do you think about this pose? Hey "J", what if I stand in the doorway here, like this?" He was a trip.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Well, a few months ago I had a fellow UNT alumni (Kristen Blair) contact me and asked if I could take some pictures for her. She was about to be in the Miss Texas Pageant and needed some images. So she came to the studio and we shot lots of pictures, it went real well. She was really great to work with. Anyways, I found out recently that she won the pageant, she has just become Miss Texas. She will now be going for Miss America in January. Pretty cool. Here are a couple the shots I got.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Well, as you can see I have started a blog. I put it off for a while, thinking that's the last thing I need, something more to update. But after thinking about it, I have become a little excited about it. It will be nice to have a space to write about and post creative stuff that I run into, and to share what I am up to in the photography world. Fair warning though, I am a photographer and not a writer (that's my wife). So it will be mostly visual, and I'm sure full of grammatical errors.
So as my first post, I thought of sharing my new involvement with Wonderful Machine. They are a great resource on the web that connects photographers to photo editors, art buyers, and all the other creative types. Check them out at www.wonderfulmachine.com