You know it’s kinda sad, you work so hard on putting together an editorial, and then so many of the images don’t end up making it into your portfolio. They might be good, but they’re not as great as the other images. I don’t even usually end up posting them to facebook like I should. It takes so long for the editorial to come out, and then by the time the editorial comes out, you’re a bit tired of looking at the images. That and I’ve been really annoyed with facebook lately. They changed the way that they show followers your images which means that my photography doesn’t get seen by all the people who have liked my page. It’s frustrating, and seriously depressing. You work so hard to build a following on a social media platform, only to realize that the profits of the platform are much more important than the will of the people who want to see your artwork. It’s super lame. Trust me.
Here’s some images from another shoot I did last summer. This shoot was a total blast! This is another local model Danielle. She was fun to work with, because she’s extremely intelligent, and had interesting things to talk about. I love working with people that you can actually have a conversation with. It makes getting great shots so much easier. Another fun fact, I recently ran into her, and she was all cute and preggers. Which was totally adorable.
So I never really got a chance to write up something for these shots. This shoot was a total, blast, and I got to work with some of my favorite people in the industry around here. We had a big collaboration night at one of my buddies studio spaces. It was great getting a ton of creative people together in a room to create some amazing art. Yes there was a bit of booze involved, but it was all in good fun. The models that we had on set that night were fantastic. This first one is Manda, and she’s one of my all time favorites, everytime we work together we end up getting some great work together. We even had some ruckus apparel to use for this shoot, which was fun, and those guys are pretty awesome. I’m super happy to see young entrepreneurs like them making a real run for it.
Look at me being better about doing writups on my blog. All of these images were shot last springtime, but that’s just how far behind on blogging I am. It’s terrible, I never know what to write about, and I end up yammering on about how much I miss the springtime/summertime. But yeah the summer has finally come. Well spring I guess. And I couldn’t be more excited to get some great shots done this time of year. I’ve got a bunch of shoots lined up that I’m super excited for. I want to make this the year that some of my model portfolio headshots make it into a major agency book. The hard part about that, is that I’ll have to actually start making it out to L.A. or SF more this year. I don’t think that will be all that hard, but it’s something I need to work on.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog, but springtime is here, and it’s time for me to start working on making sure that all my work is back up on my blog. This is an older set I did with a local model and we worked on getting some cool summer sun shots. I wanted something warm and fun, with just a bit of edge. We had a total blast on this shoot, because my assistant was able to come with us. Usually I don’t get an assistant for portrait work like this, but my assistant felt like tagging along. Olive was a total blast to work with. I loved how interesting her face looked, and I really loved the way some of the post work came out.