“I’m an Actor” by French Pop Music Group, Phoenix,What an Amazing Mind Blowing Song!!!
I just watched this incredible three part interview with writer Harlan Ellison that I wanted to share with you. For all of you seeking the secret, formula or Holy Grail to success in any creative endeavor, watch this short series.
Part 2: Beauty Doing Beauty shots is sometimes more akin to doing still life, as the lighting is over a much smaller area and thus may be approached differently than fashion. The modifiers used and the placement of the model should be planned carefully if wishing to get something out of the ordinary. I often […]
I wanted to share my RANT with you via this incredible Video with Author Harlan Ellison. One of the Sci-Fi Greats. He mirrors my sentiments perfectly. The only difference is I would swear a lot MORE!!! I think I have paid my dues. Don’t insult my intelligence and ask me to do a job for […]
Location and Studio fashion shoots require very different approaches to the choosing of your focal length
From “1985”… For VOGUE SA. Oh yeah..real film and not manipulated in Photoshop…Obviously, there was no Photoshop in 1985. Used Fujichrome 100 iso slide film and other neat stuff. Using color gelatins, mixed light sources and cool light modifiers can help when you know that what you shoot is what you get. Vogue Latin […]
Today on a generalist Photo Forum under the Portrait Fashion category, someone from a small independent and in my opinion based on what I saw on their web site, not very good fashion magazine, placed an ad for photographers for their magazine. Now that seemed strange in the first place, which I go on to […]
Just wanted to share a little Visual Rant about how I was feeling momentarily towards someone who really rubbed me the wrong way… I never, ever go out of my way to offend anyone, but when my family or I are slandered, defamed, attacked spiritually, emotionally or physically, you really don’t want to play ball […]
Eyes of Laura Mars I was inspired to write this short introduction to this film from 1978 starring Faye Dunaway called “Eyes of Laura Mars” by someone on a photography forum that said that some of my imagery reminded him of the film. I had totally forgotten how affected I was by this film as […]
Selling Out and the Stock Photography Dilemma! Someone on a photography forum called Fred Miranda Forum, stated that a photographer sold their image for a cover of TIME Magazine for $30. It was sold through a stock photography agency called iStockPhoto. That is sadly unfortunate. It also represents the present state of affairs for many […]
I was quite amused to find out that I have a major expo in Germany of my work and I wasn’t informed about it. I was just doing a search on Yahoo after being told by several people on the photo forums who discovered that I am part of another LUMAS Galleries Exhibition. The Expo […]
Fashion and Architecture Two of the most enduring remnants of society that feature as an evident and omni-present mirroring of society are the towering structures and Architectural ruins of past civilizations and the clothing humanity wore throughout recorded and pre-recorded history. However what is also fascinating is that fashion like architecture and industrial design depend […]
Phoenix great Pop/Rock Group; I just wanted to say that this song from the film “Lost in Translation” by Sofia Coppola.
Here is what I generally try to do before doing a editorial shoot for a magazine, I will do a brain storming session and start to compile ideas for the shoot – Check it out
I never would have expected that sharing my “generalist” view of a photography lighting technique could cause such a stir. Now in reading many of the responses to my essay, it seems that I could perhaps give greater clarification to what I stated.
In the film Blade Runner, the lighting was strange and beautiful. It was also very challenging to the technicians. Making the actors look good under the type of lighting used was a real feat. Kino Flo lighting was often used and not conventionally.