August 6, 2009 § 1 Comment
I find myself getting inspired from everything around me. People. Shapes. Color. The world is your playground, why not use it for any and all photographic purposes as well? I find that to maintain a connection to your creative self, you need incorporate a delicate balance of work and play with what you love to do. The reason why people don’t make a career out of the things they love is because they are afraid of spoiling what they love by attaching business practices to it. The “thing” that you love should be organic and should be untampered with. Although, I think if you know how to work it correctly, you can find a medium in which you can turn your play into your work. I think it’s important to let your dreams and aspirations become you.
I recently was published in Stuff Magazine twice(page 27, page 90). One for an ad with G2O Spa/Salon and the other for my interior photography work with designer Kristine Mullaney. This was a hip, Hollywood-style home that had elaborate decor and very striking design. It was a lot of fun to shoot, but with limits on time, there was only so much I could shoot.
Work with Kristine Mullaney
Emerge and G20 Spa article
G20 Spa and Salon Advertisement
July 8, 2009 § Leave a Comment
currently looking at: Lorne Resnick
currently listening to: Smugglers by We
I recently attended the B(oNE) Show which was held at Mass Art on June 11th (I know, a month late). This is a yearly event that showcases numerous pieces from a Graphic Design competition by the AIGA Boston. I helped with shooting events and the catalog. It was a rewarding experience and worked with some great people. There was a tremendous turnout, but the alcohol ran out rather quickly, haha. It was still a blast and wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work that Brandon Bird and Jeff Stammen. They spent many sleepless night trying to get the event planned and exectuted, and it they made it look easy.
I’ve recently been busy working for salons in the area, specifically Emerge and G2O on Newbury Street. It has been a blast and I was able to come out with some really great shots. It’s really interesting working in a spa setting. No matter how stressed shoots can be, the sound and the atmosphere calm everyone down.
I had a blast shooting there. This particular shoot combined my favorite elements: interiors and people. G2O and Emerge were great; very clean throughout the premises, very fun and nice staff, just a great area to end up with a lot of amazing shots. I find that a lot of planning for a shoot of this magnitude can really help get the best image possible. I was always willing to accept all outside input as a new potential for a creative image that I would have never otherwise thought. It really does help to work with other creative people that are willing to collaborate ideas. I find you need to stay inspired constantly in order to come up with the best images that you AND your client will love.
‘Til next time! (which will be soon!)
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