Tuesday, April 8

A Little Furniture Shoot In The BIG State Of Texas

Ahhhh... my first trip to Dallas, Texas and I must say that the landscape was impressive. Wished I had more time to just meander around with my camera, but the trip was strictly business. Good fun business! Working with the crew and the very talented John Robinson (dream set designer and prop stylist) was a total blast, and super productive. The shoot was right on site at the American Leather factory and showroom, conveniently, since the custom built pieces on our shot list where coming off the production line only hours prior to the shoot. I got quite the tour. The most mind boggling portion was the floor to ceiling spans of cow hide racks that cover the entire width of the factory. I can't even begin to estimate how many animal skins the whole thing amounted to. Oh! And the smell... Wow! New car times.. 100?! This is a cool time laps video that my bud Sean Franzen made on set. That's me in the green with with brown bob.

Here is one of the final rooms...

A Day Out Scouting

Occasionally I get the opportunity to scout locations for my own shoots. Time permitting, I really enjoy hitting the road and checking things out first hand. This scouting outing is for Random House publishing. I am working on a project with them, for the cover of the book, "The Devil's Paint Box." What is so bitchen about this one is, not only do I get to spend a day shooting on location in the great outdoors, but the photo is going to wrap around the cover, so I get to shoot this whole expansive landscape.... and it's not going to get cropped! The second I saw the comp for this shoot, I knew exactly where to go, and it could not have been more perfect. There were soooo many vistas to choose from.

Boy Minus Girl

Another shoot for Random House... this time in the studio... had my Bub there to be my test subject. She is pretty good and sitting for the camera, (i trained her good!) some times I think I should get her an agent.

I love shooting real people. I got this great out-take from the shoot, and I am not quite sure what to do with it yet, but it's going to show up somewhere... someday. It's to funny to just hang out on my hard drive. It just needs the right location..

Monday, April 7

The BEST things in life are... Grilled!!

My newest prized possession! Summer is here, and that means some of the best, most freshest produce is everywhere... what better way to cook than on a open flame, while sipping a citrus-y beverage.

We picked up this little guy on a whim, while shopping at OSH for some hedge trimmers. After a three hour build (my hubby is such a good sport! Good job baby!) our modest backyard became a fully legit patio hang out.
To test it out we grilled up some marinated veggies, salmon and a veggie burger while enjoying the last bit of sunlight and cocktails with fresh myers lemons from out own tree. I had fun for a sec playing food photographer... Now All I need to figure out is what to grill for dinner tonight!