I was asked, by a friend, to capture the people and happenings of a charity event she was hosting. After accepting, she then told me it was for almost strictly for women... a couple hundred women. Possibly the toughest subjects to photograph aside from bigfoot or the loch ness monstser. Even so, I was still excited to help her out.
The luncheon turned out wonderful, everyone was incredibly nice, everyone had fun, raised an astounding amount of money for WIN (Women In Need), and guest speaker, Marilyn Miglin; who's story could inspire just about anyone.
The photo's for the event can be seen by attendee's Here.
My newest pet project is an Artistic Interpretation of Truman Capote's "In cold Blood" all the details of the series are not set yet; I still need to find my cast, and decide if I should shoot a "highlight" series or dive as deep into detail as Capote did when writing it. Needless to say I'm very excited and I cant wait to hear any comments or criticisms or ideas!
Below is the very first of the series, The Clutter Family Farm. Proudly built by Herbert William Clutter. He was a hard working man of great morals and was adored by the community. As people passed the farm (though rare), they would always have positive mentions.
I chose to portray the farm as an overexposed almost ghostly scene way off in the distance, to emphasize the tragedy that occurred here. It was my goal to keep the color in the farm to show that Mr. Clutter always kept the farm in pristine shape.
I have been asked to donate a print to be auctioned off to benefit a local charity, don't really know what to select. So far this these are my picks, all very different styles from each other. Anyone have any suggestions? What would you most like on your wall? You can look to my portfolio page or my Flickr. I think I'm going to have it 16x24 gallery wrapped, but I'll have to see how much time I have to get everything together. Thanks for any input!!!
Last Saturday The Prairie Surfers (the band my dad is in) had a gig at the Ballydoyle Pub I was asked to take pictures for their website. I thought photography, music, beer and good company? I’ll do it! This proved to be a difficult shoot, it was very crowded and very dark. I had to shoot at a ridiculous ISO setting and such slow shutter speeds I was worried they would look like a black room filled with sand, that is to say very grainy. Yes, they turned out grainy, and slightly blurry, but they look cool! They have a raw edge that I really enjoy.
In short, it was a fun night with unexpected results.
From left. Glenn (Bass), Steve (Drums), K.C. (My dad, Guitar, Vocals), Scott (Lead Guitar)
This past New Years Eve Monica and I helped throw a small gathering for some friends. It was hosted at our friend Tasha's Home. It was her first and last New Years Eve celebration with all of her friends in this home, she's soon moving away. Monica planned and cooked all the delicious food. The most tender chicken ever, Pasta, cocktail weenies, asparagus (I cooked that one!) cookies, the works. (She'll probably yell at me for missing something or calling something wrong so look for updates). We also thought it would be fun to do photo shoots throughout the night. This means I get to eat, drink, hang out with friends AND play with my camera and lights!! I tried to keep the photo equipment as unobtrusive as possible (and safe from the drunkeness!) so I just set up two AB800's in two corners of the room to boost the ambient on an as-needed basis. Turned out great! I was able to capture the very fast moving group from any angle. Lots of fun, not much time to set up, well worth the 7 am teardown.