Just a couple fun selects and outtakes I should've shared by now! Many more to come but I'm going to sit on them a bit longer until they've been incorporated into the HVTU's campaign materials and website. Thanks to the two dozen individuals who modeled and participated!
A white wall, a strobe to my right, and two beautiful models - that's all it takes. So far I've only done one shoot at the new studio so far - for Seattle's HIV Vaccine Trials Unit. The Manilas were two of about two dozen volunteers who modeled for the HVTU's latest campaign. Need to start getting into a rhythm of doing more in-studio work. Performer wanting some glamour shots? For $200, I'll make 10-15 of these for you!
So many more runway images to share, but I've got to put the edits on hold so I can finish a couple other batches of edits. In the meantime, all 150 step-and-repeat photos can be viewed at nategowdy.instaproofs.com !
I've got a backlog of edits to get through pretty much all week long, but here are teasers of one look from yesterday's six-look session with Devonation and two models. Such a fun time! Can't wait to share more faves and to collaborate with more Seattle designers in 2015.
Also, these photos have obviously been toned but are un-retouched!
Just noticed The Seattle Times led with an image of mine online yesterday. Don't know if it's in the print edition as well- will have to check! In the meantime, here's another batch of selects from the event!
Friday evening I joined a team of volunteer photographers at Runway to Freedom 5 at Showbox at the Market. RTF was founded in 2010 by Lauren Grinnell and this year's event benefited Mary's Place, a shelter for homeless women and children, and showcased a runway show, live music and an auction. It made for a great excuse to get out of the studio and away from editing for a night. Had a really great time, ran into a lot of friends, and hope I'm invited by lead photographer, Kendall Lauren, again next year!
Just came across this piece from Seattle Met dated July 7th, which includes an image of mine from 2012's annual Fashion First runway show and benefit for Inspire Youth Project. I missed last year's event due to being crazy over-extended at the time. A little dismayed that the watermark in the upper right hand corner was cloned out and no credit line was included, but it is always interesting whenever years old photos pop up in the media. Come September 11th, I hope to make it to this year's show - it's always fun mixing things up and photographing attractive women (and men) for a cause! Maybe I'll get a chance to preview this year's event by digging up some faves from 2012...
After coming across a portrait I'd snapped in April of fashion designer Michael Cepress in his latest email update, figured it'd be good to begin posting things like this to the blog. So here's the first "In the news" post!
Michael's an up-and-coming designer who's doing lots of exciting work. Last June I had the privilege of photographing his "American Dreaming" collection at Century Ballroom. Funded by a successful $50K Kickstarter campaign, it was by far the coolest fashion show I've attended (hopefully I'll get some of the images up on this site at some point). Now, at the Inscape Arts building in Chinatown where I spend my days, I get to call Michael a neighbor, and he's actually pretty responsible for me being here: last fall he encouraged me to rent studio No. 314 on the third floor, which at the time was his showroom. Since leasing the space in September 2013 and furnishing it by November, it's been about the best development in my life of the past year.