Friday, April 23, 2010

Fresh off the Griddle

I took two images from our recent Colorado Lifestyle Shoots, River Love and Beach Fun, and enhanced them for portfolio prints. Here's where I ended the day.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Colorado River Love

It was a long and busy winter here in Denver, but Spring is in now in full bloom! We had a break in our hectic schedule, so this week we have been shooting images of fun summer outdoor lifestyle in Colorado. We went to a local river canyon and did a shoot with two of my favorite models Ben and Charlene.

Here are a few "behind the scenes" images:
Schlepping the gear to our location.
A boulder for a scrim frame tie-down.
Nicky Lee, our makeup artist.

Checking files in the Village Blackout Tent and changing room.
Special Thanks go to Spencer Reudelhuber & Paige Morris (above) for assisting!
Models from Maximum Talent: Ben and Charlene
Hair and Makeup: Nicky Lee

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Colorado Beach Fun

Spring is here and we are taking every advantage to get out in the sun!
Here's another day of shooting Colorado Outdoor Lifestyle photos.

Wess Ferguson, master of all things digital and Georgia Benjou

Models by Maximum Talent: Justin, Shane, Meg, and Brittany
Wardrobe: Georgia Benjou
Hair and Makeup: Nicky Lee
Digtal Tech: LA Digital Assistant Wess Ferguson
Assistant: Spencer Reudelhuber

Friday, April 9, 2010

5280 Magazine March Fashion Spread

Here's a fun 8 page spread I shot for 5280 Magazine. At a pre production meeting with the PE, AD, and Fashion Editor, we looked over several stylistic directions the spread could go. After learning that the wardrobe would have a '70s vibe, we decided to shoot for a clean background and minimal, but stellar hair and makeup (i.e. no wigs, etc.). I was thinking a lot about Richard Avedon's jumping models shot in the '60s and '70s.
We shot a casting, specifically looking for someone fresh and unique, with a high fashion figure and hair that could have that '70s vibe. After sifting through heaps of beautiful Denver models, we found Jordan.
At the casting, we gave each model a chance to move and grove to some thumping bumping beats. Not only is Jordan striking, but she has a very natural grace to the way she moves. She made small leaps and flowing steps look elegant and effortless. That's not easy to do in 5 inch heals.

To freeze the motion, we used Profoto 7As and a D4
Photo Editor: Sarah LaVigne
Art Director: Alese Pickering Becket
Hari and Makeup: Matthew Morris
Fashion Editor and Wardrobe: Georgia Benjou