Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Product Photos: My Shoes found a Home...

After a product photography session last year for GraceGayle shoe bags, I took these stills to make a little stop motion "movie", and then I completely forgot about them.  So, last night when I was searching through some old photo archives and found these shots I literally shrieked with excitement.  And then I spent way too long messing around with it in iMovie…to bring you this silly little thing!  Too fun!  Who said product photography can't be cool?
(make sure to turn your sound on!)

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Lipstick & Curlers

A few weeks ago I photographed some gorgeous girls, Natalie and Kelli, for hairstylist, Kaleen Ugai and makeup artist, Damien Salter.  We haven't sorted through all of the photos yet, but here are a few that I liked from the shoot. Check out more of Kaleen and Damien's work by clicking on their links!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

I was recently on a photo shoot with friend and fellow photographer Beth Coller working as her stylist on an interiors shoot.  Whenever we had down time I photographed some behind the scenes shots of what really goes on during a shoot day.  It's such a different experience to be on the sets that we shoot and later see the actual finished photos in magazines and websites.  After being on a shoot I can't help but laugh when I see such perfect, beautiful images, because I remember all the funny little details of the day.  Nobody's home is perfect and having the privilege to be behind the scenes is fabulous - we get to see the chaos we create on set + the way people actual live.  So, here are some fun shots I took throughout the day to show what we were actually up to!  And I love the little orange cat - he followed us all day and wanted to be the star of the shoot.  Too cute!
the star of the shoot…he was a total camera hog
the bedroom shot would not have been complete without him...
lights, camera…more lighting…shift the camera - Beth hard at work...
a little left out detail - there's never enough time to light and shoot every perfect detail…here is one of my favorite snapshots of the day - I just love this classic bathing doll - she is too chic to be left behind…

Want to see a few of the final shots? Click here to check out the post I did with some of Beth's final shots..

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art I Love

My friends Sasha and Mason are definitely the artsiest married friends I have…Sasha is a fabulous painter and Mason is a sculptor and teacher at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York.  Every time I'm in New York I make a trip out to their home in Jersey for a great dinner (they are insane cooks), wine, and to check out and be inspired by their latest works.  My last trip to NY left me with a full belly of Pho, a new favorite cabernet, and an incredible painting!  Check out some of Sasha and Mason's work below.  If you want to see more of their work, check out their websites:
Sasha's Site
Mason's School's Blog

Sasha's work often focuses on human form and emotion - it was so exciting to see some of her architectural work as well…although, I guess I'm partial to her painting of women, because….
this is my new painting!  I am beyond excited to hang it in my new apt...
 this piece is inspired by an amazing detail in Italy - I love the colors...
 form and function - Mason teaches ecorche at Grand Central Academy
I love this new piece Mason just finished…her face is so peaceful and graceful

Does their apartment seem familiar?  That's because I photographed it the last time I was in NY - check out their space here...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Travel: In the Jungle

I am more than a little behind on my blog...I think I had made promises to journal all about my amazing trip to Costa Rica and here it is, almost a month later and I haven't posted photos.  So, tonight I finally went through a bunch of photos that I took at the national park in Manuel Antonio and chose some favorites.  And I'm so glad I did - I forgot so quickly how insanely gorgeous this place was.  We had amazing guide that gave us the tour and we ended up seeing so much wildlife solely because he was there.  Here are just a few of oh so many shots...
the crabs created the coolest markings in the sand
Tree crabs?  Pretty crazy - the crabs were migrating while we were there - they were even in the outdoor hallways at our hotel!

we never would have seen this monkey or frog without our fabulous guide…but my favorite is still...
the sloths!  This little guy is yawning…so cute
Planning your trip to Costa Rica?  Don't skip a guide for wildlife - overall, definitely worth the $40 pp fee to take a guided tour.