Steello bikini shoot: TAKE 2! This time we have a reliable model with the common courtesy to actually show up for the shoot. Dawn has been waiting to shoot with me for a while and our schedules finally matched up to make this happen. Brit from Steello designs spectacular crochet swimwear. I didn’t even know it was possible to crochet swimwear, but the proof is in the pudding.
We started shooting at approximately 5:30PM and went until sunset. Sandy Hook is rich in history and even features an old NIKE missile base. The United States had many underground missile bases throughout the east coast to defend us from air attacks and sneaky submarines.
I celebrated another great shoot with a virgin pina colada and a cheeseburger at the Sea Gull’s Nest.
There’s nothing worse than wanting to clog your arteries and then realizing the meal isn’t big enough to get the job done.
Skulls here! Getcha skulls here! These drawings of skulls were used in the design for a landscape I did in memory of Steve Carlesi. These were done in my sketchbook on a beautiful day at the beach with my wife. It’s a bit strange to draw something like this in the presence of beach-goers, but once I go into my little world it doesn’t matter.
Both images below will take you to the final piece. All money earned from the sale of the landscape will go to the family of Steve. Three different sizes are offered and pricing starts as low as $10.00.
When I develop film at home, it is always black and white. I send out color film to a lab to be developed. I was feeling lucky this time and mixed up some color chemicals. Then I crossed my fingers and started developing two rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 color film from recent summer destinations and one model shoot for Steello. All of my previous medium format work had been shot on Holga, but I’ve been using my Mamiya 645 Pro exclusively for months now.
One thing I can’t stress enough: chemical temperature is crucial when developing color film. Black and white is far more forgiving. I am pleased with the results!
In July 2012 I assisted Rita Rojas-Sullivan in shooting a wedding in Princeton, New Jersey. I started out at the hotel photographing the groomsmen. Fun bunch. Lots of joking and that made things easy. They were good sports about going out in the heat too!
The ceremony itself was at the Princeton Chapel. Gorgeous church. I made sure to get plenty of wide shots to showcase how enormous the building is. Since I was the second photographer, it gave me a chance to experiment with lenses I normally don’t use for more than a few shots. Namely my Rokinon 8mm.
The reception was held at the Prospect House. Fantastic live music all night long and a lovely wedding was enjoyed by all.
For additional photos of this wedding, please visit Rita’s blog.
Little Samantha Grace started off our portrait session by hosing down her bed. Things got better from there! The kid really pulled it together and made her mom happy. I shot most of these with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and Canon 7D.
I am borrowing this tilt shift lens from Canon Professional Services for about a month. Should be a lot of fun!
This drawing was inspired by the child that would not shut her damn mouth from Newark all the way down to Nashville. I had to distract myself somehow and unfortunately did not have headphones with me. I would have drawn something depicting this child being thrown from the plane, but I am sure the airline frowns upon that type of behavior. This was drawn in Adobe Ideas using my Toshiba Thrive tablet.