Today, NPR did a nice piece on the “hunger pains” series (where models are wearing the meals they were craving) in The Picture Show. And, as usual, a bit of controversial banter between readers in the “comments” section. If you’re so inclined, you can view the post here.
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:
My niece has a 1 year old Labradoodle that she really likes and claims is the most beautiful dog in the world. My niece likes photography. My niece likes trips to NYC. I think my niece likes me. Put that all together and you get a full-on studio photoshoot, in NYC, starring “Ziggy.” All-in-all he was easier to work with than many people I shoot.
As I had previously mentioned, I shot some video for Ogilvy and Medco. If you’re so inclined, you can take a peek at a piece of it:
A while back, I shot print and video for Medco Pharmacy’s new Dr. Obvious campaign. I’ve got to give it to Ogilvy for selling something so different (and whacky) for the online pharmacy category. Anyhow, the shoot was a blast. Dr. O got into character and never left it (he’s quite a funny man). And the campaign’s doing very well. No complaining, here.
Some behind-the-scenes shots for your perusal:
Caddyshack is one of the best movies of all time. There, I said it. Every time I see it (TNT, USA, TBS seem to play it twice a day), I’m reminded that Harold Ramis is a genius. It’s classsic comedy whether you play golf, watch golf, despise golf or couldn’t care one way or the other.
So, I was surprised to learn that this summer marks the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. Yes, 30 years. And I realized, that over those 3 decades, Caddyshack has continued to remain relevant. People of all walks still quote it. Myriad fan pages scatter the web with trivia, pics, clips, memorabilia, etc, et al. Notions such as cinderella story, doodie doodie, the world needs ditch diggers too, night putting and a dancing ultra lo-fi gopher make the Caddyshack faithful nostalgic for those simpler times.
To celebrate Caddyshack’s big number 30, I decided to pay homage with a tribute photoshoot. Bring back all the characters. Recreate the iconic scenes. I was lucky enough to find a willing country club and an amazing cast. NYC phenom producer Inna Khavinson brought it all together. And on the longest day of the year, we shot like crazy and captured images I feel do the film justice.
I hope Harold would agree.
Below are a couple behind-the-scenes pics. The full series, along with Caddyshack trading card (collect ‘em all) are up on my site
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.
The devastating earthquake in Haiti may seem like it happened a while back, but the country is still in need of so much help. Please check out the heART FOR HAITI AUCTION. It’s an online art auction with some truly amazing pieces that can be had for great prices. Bidding begins May 19 and ends June 17.
All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders to benefit Haiti relief efforts.
Spread the word. Buy some art. Help.
A while back I shot Ashley Dupre (of the Eliot Spitzer saga). Why? Well that’s an entire other blog entry. Anyway, at one point, I was playing with literal underexposure since I thought she could use some, figuratively. Here’s a pic of Ashley as well as a couple of my assistant Kirsten, who was gracious enough to model a bit, too.
Okay, who saw “Whip It?” I did not. But heard a lot of good things about Drew Barrymore’s comedy/drama following a “young misfit who finds a way to deal with her miserable, small town life through roller derby” (quote from rotten tomatoes). The trailer on youtube looked pretty cool, too.
Regardless, I was given the opportunity to head out to Schnecksville, PA for a portrait project with the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls and decided I better not pass it up. The entire team–the pivots, blockers and jammers–all would be there. And they were excited, really excited for the shoot.
The second I walked into the skating center and saw the women sitting around, I knew I had some big personalities on hand. These women are tough. And cocky. And funny. And athletic. Some mothers, some in their 40s. Everyone with a different reason for taking up roller derby. I shot for about 6 hours and it was a blast. I even was invited to an upcoming bout in Newark, NJ (which I most certainly will attend). Below are a few pics and video from the shoot. More will soon be up on my website.
By the way, these “girls” could definitely take me. On or off skates.