In this past Sunday’s NY Times T magazine, Richard Burbridge had a beautiful story entitled Salad Days. It’s absolutely freakin’ gorgeous. Fashionista wrote a funny little article comparing Burbridge to my Hunger Pains series and Paul Newman salad dressing. They ask the tough question: which salad dressing do you like best?
About two weeks ago I signed up for a portfolio on behance.net (a very cool sight for all kinds of creative types). I uploaded my portfolio, along with a bunch of different personal projects. A few days back the editors at behance chose to feature my “creature couture” series. Well, since then, it’s gone viral with 1000s of views and lots of blogs writing about it.
The moral: get your butts on behance. If nothing else, it’s a HUGE mother of a community.
Here’s what your profile will look like:
Delish.com recently posted a photo story on food fashion “can you believe these outrageous edible clothes?” Two of my “Hunger Pains” images were included. Some people have gotten quite nutty with food. I particularly like the nike cheeseburger sneaker. Though they did also highlight that overly similar PETA image starring Cloris Leachman, I still find it an enjoyable piece.
Last week I had the opportunity to direct an international, consumer video for Phonak hearing aids and work with the Phantom camera. For those of you who haven’t heard of the Phantom (I was in that boat until a couple months back), let me give you the nerdy, tech lo-down. It’s a HD video camera that can shoot 1000 frames/second at 1920 x 1080. 1000 frames gives you ridiculous slow motion. RIDICULOUS. Like “stop a bullet” slow-mo. At this frame rate, you can only shoot in 4.5 second bursts. That seemed like it might be a bit too short until I learned playback of those clips at normal speed goes for over 3 minutes.
I worked with DP Greg Wilson shooting “wildly-dressed” dancers (that’s as much as I can say for now. I’ll post the video when it has been officially released). The results were pretty cool. During aggressive, almost-frantic moves, we stopped the dancers in their tracks.
The Red One camera has already been a great tool for photographers as they dive even deeper into the world of video. The Phantom opens up a couple extra doors. Though you do need a mother-load of lights (we were up over 120k in the wattage department) that can start to melt whatever it is you’re shooting. People included
Here’s a pic of the camera setup:
Pretty cool idea. Ask photographers from all over the world to enter their 10 best shots. Period. No categories. Not subcategories. Don’t charge a penny. Then have an eclectic panel of judges pick the 10 best. I’m grateful to be included. Period.
This past weekend, a project months in the making finally came to fruition. With the help (such not a strong enough word) of Ami Goodheart of SOTU Productions and her team of ridiculously-talented designers, we shot office workers, in an office, wearing clothes made entirely of office supplies. Computer cables, post-it notes, staples, xeroxes, erasers, envelopes, bubble wrap, papers clips and just about every other supply you’d find in the supply room were used to create modern couture. It was a long day (19 hours). The talent was super cool with amazing stamina (19 hours). Three meals were consumed (19 hours). Special thanks to Daniella Shachter for makeup/hair, Kirsten Thoen for assisting and Jen Freeman for use of the location and her help with assembling the wardrobe. Final selects will be on my website shortly, as well as a behind-the-scenes video.