Friday, September 19, 2014

FORBES - Aguascalientes

Forbes magazine called me up and asked if I would like to go down to Aguascalientes, Mexico to shoot a feature for them.  I said "When do I leave".  It would be shooting the Governor, the head of the Nissan plant and a range of shots of the car plant. 

Everyone was so kind and hospitable.  The Governor even offered up his personal helicopter to get some arial shots, I of course said yes.  Then after the shoot his daughter (who was a talented photographer herself) took my assistant and I and showed us around town.  She graciously gave us a first person view of the culture down there.  We had some amazing first experiences that day including having dinner with the Governor, diplomats and beauty queens, personal tour of the San Marcos Fair (largest fair in South America), watching a cock fight, having drinks in the Gov's private club, going to a concert of the biggest heartthrob in Mexico with amazing seats, all under body guards consistent watch.  It was a pretty cool experience that I am very thankful to have had.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

WSJ - Roger Staubach

This was definitely a shoot I'll remember.  I recently got to shoot Roger Staubach, former star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys for the Wall Street Journal.  Such a nice guy!  He gave me plenty of time and was cool with shooting some of my concepts that I brought up.  We had a blast, and my assistants were pretty excited to throw the pigskin with one of the best quarterbacks in history.

Here are a couple other shots that weren't printed, but I liked a lot.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DCEO - 2014 Entrepreneurs of The Year

Here is a recent shoot that I shot for DCEO magazine.  These are the top Entrepreneurs of the Year.  I had a good time shooting and getting to know all of them.

I wanted to do something a little different with these that tied them all together visually.  So, my solution was to set up this framework that I hung plexi glass covered in colored gels at different heights and depths to shoot through.  I really liked the result, I just had to keep moving around them to get cool compositions.  I liked the photo editors picks, but I added a few at the end that I thought were interesting to me, they are a little more abstract and creative I thought.