I had the pleasure of being the first photographer asked back by the team to photograph their annual calendar a second time around. I also shot 2013's pinups-themed calendar. You can see more of the shots by ordering one here: http://www.quakerugby.org/
My friend and financial advisor Greg came by for a new headshot the other day. Pretty sure he's going to have the best one at the office now :)
Who else thinks this man should model for more than my camera? Right!?
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!
The lease is signed! Jonathan Vanderweit, Leanna Carr, Bob Snell and I are moving into Studio 412 at the Inscape Arts building, formerly home to Michael Cepress Studio | Showroom. At 964 square feet and made up of open studio space, two offices and a vault for storage, it's near the heart of Chinatown. So pumped.
There's a plaque outside, detailing the studio's interesting history. It reads: "The Assay Office moved into this space in February 1932, but by that time the gold trade had declined. When the office closed for good in 1955, it was the last of its kind in the U.S. Treasury Department. During 57 years in operation, nearly 2 million pounds of gold were processed here. ¶ After the Assay Office closed, the space on this floor was taken over by INS. Different parts of INS operations gradually moved here as the need for detention space on the floors below grew. ¶ In 1995, a TV show starring James Earl Jones as a Seattle police sergeant was filmed here. Jones played a widowed Seattle police officer, and the former Assay Office made an appearance as police headquarters."
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!
The press release finally went out today! Congrats to Michael! And thanks to Aaron Smith for assistance with this shoot.