Here’s a behind the scene pic from an awesome test today with ‘not your average model’, Echo Nittolitto. We had a fun day just shooting in my apt with Kyle Malone doing hair and Joel Vasquez on makeup, while I baked fresh cookies in between shots! Always fun shooting at home.
I don’t shoot many non-agency repped models, but when Echo contacted me and told me she’d be in NYC, I knew I had to shoot her. Bleached blonde bowl-cut with shaved sides, bleached eyebrows with tattoos on her arms and one on the side of her head .
It was nice to shoot a model who could sport tattoos and a shaved head and still do beauty . I’ll post again when the finals from this shoot are done.
2013 is off to a great start! I’m feeling re-energized and excited about my work. I just relaunched my website with a newer, cleaner design, added new work and ordered my new business and promo cards!
I’m an old school guy when it come to print and magazines. I’ve found it hard to let go and realize that the future of publishing will be digital. So I’ve resisted shooting for online mags for a while. But this month I shot for Style Mode Magazine. They are a fairly new online mag but their stories and quality are A+ ! I teamed up with stylist Donald Hicks, Mann Nance for hair, Sophie Ono for makeup and model Anya Kazakova @ Wilhelmina.
Today I was a guest fashion shooter for Hasselblad and Broncolor at the annual Shoot NYC event. I had my choice of ANY of Broncolor’s awesome gear and got to shoot with Hasselblad’s H5. I chose to use Broncolor’s Para 88.
I LOVE it!!!! It’s a gorgeous light!
Shoot NYC 2012: Franklin Thompson, David Perkins and Jodi Jones from Hasselblad Bron Inc. on Vimeo.
I had the pleasure of working with Jaslene Gonzalez, former winner of cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model. She was awesome. Jaslene worked it out on location at night in the freezing cold! All in clothing by Malgorzata Dudek.
As I was taking a look at my work I realized that it was almost all completely shot in studio! So this summer I challenged myself to shoot only on location for the next bunch of editorials. The hardest part was finding interesting locations that were available. Next, was to get over my fear and out of my comfort zone… the studio, where I have complete control over the environment. It felt great!!
Teamed up with stylist Claudia Talamas, Alexander Tome for hair and Kat Reyes for Makeup with model Anita @ Q.
Just did a fashion editorial at the Jane Hotel in NYC’s meatpacking district. This time I decided I wanted to shoot video as well as stills so I had to choose a lighting setup that would work for both. I wanted something that would give me a similar look and feel across both mediums without having to light them separately. Our hotel room, while comfy, was not very big at all.
Since forever ago, I’ve been shooting with strobes but this situation called for continuous lighting. So I decided to use Broncolor’s HMI unit’s, KOBOLD! This was my first time using them and it won’t be my last. I used 2 Kobold 400’s. One with their Lightpipe accessory and the other with barn doors. Broncolor Kobold 200 and 400 models accept most (if not all) of Broncolor’s light shaping tools. So if you’re a photographer used to Broncolor’s strobes this is great. They’re also water resistant, for those of you that like to shoot in the rain!
I’ll be sure to post the finals once they are released!