Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Got to play cowboy this week. Working with some people at Ogilvy in Durham on a project.

Annual painting of the floor

Time for the annual painting of the floor. Do the white over the Thanksgiving holiday and gray over x-mas. Got to love oil based paint.

5 years ........

It's been 5 years since I bought my building. Went through the archives and pulled some old snap shots of the place. Just kinda take me down memory lane and how times have changed. My battle with the TTA over eminent domain and the condemnation of my old space ( just so you know it's still there and has tenants ). I learned a lot about roof's and leaks this year and still have some issues. I'm trying to pay off the studio in 7 years, business is still good but slow so I might be on the 8 year plan. Who knows maybe I'll finally get an awning up this year.

weekly random snapshots

A short week but got off some snap shots. Did some location scouting at the Museum of Natural Science and got to check out the basement, very cool.

Commercialized Religion

Still probably going to hell for this series ..... I got off a couple shots before I was run off and told I was trespassing. I was really on an access road. Used the Tronix inverter to power the x-mas lights, 2 AB's and 25' sec exposure, unplugged the lights after @ 5' sec.

Friday, November 20, 2009

location scouting

Some location scouting, seems to be alot of horses around ......

On the floor

The art director snapped an iphone FPO on his hardwood floor and the client signed off. Off we went for some product shots, my back is still killing me.


The kits just keep on coming. Forgot to do a set-up shot.

Commercialized Christmas

Tis the season, OK I'm probably going to hell ......... Just trying to make a statement about the commercialized Christmas.

Random weekly snapshots


Such a nice day, had to get out. The Cargil Plant ( most people still call it the Purina plant ) about a mile from the studio.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Broccoli in a Flower-pot

The name says it all "Broccoli in a Flower-pot". Showing my intern Maria Brubeck some old school photo techniques. Did some old school Arron Jones light painting, with split diffusion. We didn't get the Hosemaster out just a couple of flashlights. 25 sec. f/16 Harrison & Harrison D4 on camera for background and part of front for that dreamy look. A good day of learning light painting, diffusion, dulling spray and cinefoil. I think Maria is now excited she got alittle OCD.

Once Aweek

So I got this idea after watching our jack-o-lanterns deteriorate over the past week. One frame of film once aweek, I know it's been done to death, but I think I'll give it a try do some oversized proof sheets. I tried my best to clean out a spot in the prop-room, the problem is going to be not bumping the camera or set over the next 63 days. I can't do anything that's going to smell or get to nasty, I'd really like to try a big bucket of KFC, but think I'll do a loaf of Wonder Bread next.

More doctors

Some more doctor shot this week .

cleaning and organizing

Spent the day cleaning and organizing the studio - Some goodies I found.
My first ibook, think it's OS 8.01
A box of old polaroids, Oh the memories. What's a polaroid ?
A catalog from last year where I actually won 2 silver awards

Welcome to my Neighborhood Christine #2

Lighting vs no lights ...... I saw Christine sitting in the park the other day so I grabbed some gear and ran up there. I've shot Christine before for my Neighborhood Project and was not happy with the results. I shot her with hard light last time, so this time I took an umbrella. She still looked very shinny and when retouched looks like a Glamour shot. Ended up shooting with available light, not really my style but better results.

weekly random snapshots

weekly random snapshots, and notice the leak around the studio window .........

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Crack of all chips

Sun Chips ...... they really are healthy ....... With the help of my intern Maria Brubeck Small softbox, grid for back light Arri hotlight on background blue gel and a focus pull.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

AIGA David Burney Roast

The pro-bono god's call again. The AIGA David Burney Roast or PBR fest. A good time was had by all. A couple Profoto heads upstairs beat flash on camera any day.
An active and long-time member of AIGA, Burney is a founding member and former President of the Raleigh chapter. He also served as the Chair of the National President’s Council. David has nearly 30 years experience building and leading creative services organizations as the owner of Burney Design, Chief Creative Officer at Capstrat, Chief Designer at the NC Museum of Art, and as Vice President of Brand Communications and Design at Red Hatone of the world’s most disruptive technology brands. He is also a founding partner & Chief Executive Officer of New Kind.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hanging with the King

Did some more photo's of the No hands Wheelie King and shot some more B roll footage. Just got it downloaded and am excited to have alook. Hung out the back of the SUV while going down Fayetteville St. and some shots where Rodney grew up in Walnut Terrace.

Weekly random snapshots

Weekly random snapshots.

It's not child labor if it's your kids ......

Shot some stuff at a local pediatric office, it was fun to have my kids as models. They had a blast and now kinda understand what daddy does. They had more fun trying to help pack than being in the photo's. Funny to watch a 5 and 6 year old drag a C-stand and 20lb sandbags.