Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
8 1/2 years ago I moved my studio to the East side of downtown Raleigh. It’s not in a good part of town or the bad part, I like to think it’s on the edge. When I moved in I started documenting the people who lived in the area. I'd hang some of the photos in the studio window if I thought they were good. I have 2 small strips of grass around my studio and this man has been cutting them since I moved in. I never knew his name, I just called him the Lawnmower-Man and I think he like it. His picture is in my window. In the past week I’ve had over a dozen people knock on the studio door to tell me he passed away. Rest in peace Lawnmower-Man
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sometime it's about being in the right place at the right time. December was a busy month for me. If you follow me on Facebook you know I stop and take a photo M-F on my way into the studio. I've been doing this for almost 4 years. A creative outlet to start the morning. When December came around I started something new "Count Down to Christmas". I took Christmas decorations and incorporated them into my morning view images. I was working on a project for Lenovo at the time and the marketing manager saw some of the "Count Down to Christmas" images, scroll down the blog to see. He had an idea ...... He asked if I could place some new products in the shots they were launching at CES this year. The images would be used as backgrounds on screens and to show the new password swipe technology. I'm sure I looked hilarious running around downtown with a 3 foot plastic Santa/Snowman a camera and a bag of technology.
I was approached by a photo editor from Forbes Life, to photograph a story in Boca Raton FL., the only problem I was in the middle of North Carolina. It was a complicated shoot, people, architecture, stainless steel interiors and some table top images. It would of been great to fly but I had no idea what I would need, same for renting equipment out of Miami. I made the decision to drive, 13 hours each way. My assistant and I rented the largest SUV we could and loaded up, strobes, hotlights, seamless, blackout cloth and anything we thought we might need. We shot late afternoon one day and early morning the next, due to the light and then drove back. We mounted a GoPro on the front of the car for the drive there and back, going off every 30 sec. We ended up with over 3600 jpegs to put a timelapse sequence together.