Here we go again. Another year another Fox Music Holiday Card! This is the 8th year that I’ve shot an e-card. The productions keep getting bigger and “hopefully” better. Actually, last year was a huge production that took about 2 months to complete. This year was different but still a big project. So I wanted […]
I made a music video. Not my first one. I’ve done the Fox Music holiday videos, one for my friend Paula’s band Lonnie Starlet and one for Eleanor Dubinsky for a song Dave wrote called “Love Is”. The Fox videos are getting to be bigger and bigger productions every year and they are a lot of […]
Some of my favorite moments from 2014. Top row left: Taja emulating Carrie Bradshaw in an ode to Sex in the City, Eliana’s Pink horse, Green Bench outside Bluebird, Kings Road London, Debra at 9 months, Dave on the piano at Sonic Fuel Studios, Carolina headshot taken on rooftop, London Eye Capsules, Night shot of […]
So I was in London in February for work then again in June with Katy and Meagan for fun. February was cold, dark and rainy and I had to work. June was sunny, warm, the sun set at 10 o’clock at night and we explored London like tourists (we were!). Rebecca went in July for […]
Has there been an explosion of babies on the earth? Or at least in Southern California? I dunno but seems like everywhere I go, everywhere I look or every person I talk to either has a baby, or is going to have a baby or is thinking of having a baby. Eep. Anyhow, […]
Here’s a summary of my life in photos for 2013. It started out with my usual trip to Cannes and London but this time Janet came which made it a bit more fun. I got to show her a tiny bit of Europe and London. She was in awe and I loved it. […]
I’ve been experimenting with lighting. Natural light photography is great and beautiful and I love it but I wanted to see if I could control the situation. Also, I want to try a continuous lighting setup. No flash for me! With the advent of LED and CFL lighting why would anyone want to mess with […]
Marissa is making a big jump in her life. She’s going to live in London! She’s going to grad school! This is BIG. When we met to do one of our regular photo shoots she was positively glowing. So happy for her and can’t wait to shoot her in London!
Another successful trip to Cannes and London. This time it was a bit funner because Janet got to go. It was great watching her experience the flight, the locations and the experience. First flight was great. I don’t normally fly British Airways as it’s hugely expensive but Mick Fleetwood and Brad Pitt were on our […]
I’ve had a few days off after my traveling and running around with Katy. I decided months ago that I would take this week off and just recover. I’m traveling again in a few weeks so I know I need this rest. I’ve been sleeping to 9:30 & 10am! Crazy. Anyhoo, I […]
My niece Katy got a trip to Los Angeles for her birthday! So we flew back to LA from North Carolina the day after Christmas. We’ve been running her ragged as we like to do with visitors. We mapped out the usual places to go visit and have been seeing them every day. The Grove, […]
Marissa is like Malibu Barbie only different. We’ve done a number of photo shoots. All for fun. But now we get to catch up a little. I used to work with Marissa but she left a couple of years ago to pursue other interests. She is my muse. We met at the Malibu Country Mart […]
Kristina had her baby. Ivy. She’s totally adorable and looks like a cross between Mom and Dad. Which is always nice. Janet and I went over and took some photos of her. Double team. It was way more fun and productive to do it together. Janet really knows how to […]
This is the latest ecard for work. The pressure to top myself every year gets greater every year. I though of this concept two years ago but didn’t do it last year. For this card I had tried a Merlin Steadicam. I bought it on Ebay and did a lot of practicing. […]
Wow she’s huge. But she looks great! Actually the baby is big not Kristina. She actually looks totally like herself with the exception of the giant b-ball in her stomach. Starting my name sending campaign. Fingers crossed for a Thanksgiving birth!
My friend Greg wrote a book called Empire of Light. You might remember him as I shot his wedding to Stefania last year. He’s a filmmaker and went to AFI. I created a website for his short Sax’s Final Orbit. So when he asked to borrow my camera to shoot a trailer for his […]
Kristina is still getting bigger! She looks great. I think this is 28 weeks so we’re in the safe zone and looking forward. Of course Carmen is still totally photogenic and fun to photograph. I edited these in Lightroom and then moved over to Photoshop and used my new Totally Rad Photoshop actions – Pro […]
I got to shoot Kat again. This time she asked if I could shoot her raw and edgy. So we met down in Venice. My original idea was to go to the Venice Art Walls. They’re awesome. Originally they were just leftover walls from the Venice Pavillion from the 60’s. Graffiti just appeared on these […]
In the past 5 years my department at work haw produced 11 children. That may not seem like a lot but the department is only 35 people. That means about a third of the people in the department had babies. That’s a lot of kids. Well, here comes another one! Yup. This will be kid […]
I took a lot of pictures this weekend! Yay and finally. First I went on the Venice Garden Tour. It’s a looky-loo paradise benefitting the Neighboroood Youth Association Las Douridas Childrens Center. So it’s a great charity. Second, I got to shoot film composer David Newman conducting the American Youth Symphony. So awesome! Start with […]
Storytelling is definitely an art. Not everyone can do it. Well, let me take that back. Most people can tell a story but only a few can do it well. Last year I shot two storytelling competitions both at the Long Beach Playhouse, a semi-final and a the finals of the Long Beach Searches for […]
Back from my trip to Boston and DC – more to come. In the meantime, this is incredible. Photographer Ian Ruhter made a truck into a camera and takes large format photos. All by hand. He makes these photos. Incredible and inspirational.
I’m not talking about actual sugar. The kind that’s good to eat but not good for you. This is the good clean fun kind of sugar. A few weeks ago at Alison’s birthday party Tro told me she was going to be dancing and choreographing a burlesque show called Sugar Club. I half way invited […]
I mentioned a few days ago that I got the Lytro camera and although cool, I returned it. I just didn’t see a need. I like my “regular” camera or what Janet called my “big girl” camera. I originally got a Canon 5D and was thoroughly challenged. I learned how to shoot in manual mode […]