I've been really busy working on other projects and traveling so I haven't posted anything in quite awhile. I was just browsing through some old shoots and stumbled up this image of Chanon from a shoot for Arsenic Magazine in Beverly Hills a few years ago. I'm moving back to LA in two weeks so I hope to shoot more while I'm there.
I used to post something to My Model Wish List once a week, but I've been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to keep up with it. Anyway, the person being added to the list this week is the beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti. She's been in numerous publications such like Vogue and Esquire and was featured in Playboy France back in 2009 and is currently in the June/July Issue of Playboy US.
Some old shots I did with Jana a.k.a Eufrat:
My beautiful friend and amazing model Gabriella just launched her new website www.fallinlust.com. If you like great photography and appreciate beauty then you should definitely check out her site. Gaby and I have shot a few times and have become great friends over the years and I'm really happy to see her website come to life because I know how much work she's put into it. Check it out!
Here's random sunset shot from the other day when I was hanging out in Santa Monica.
I was in LA yesterday taking photos for Arsenic Magazine's "Spring Fling" photo shoot. This shoot was more fun than usual because my good friend/photographer Janet Vuong was hanging out on set shooting some behind the scenes stuff. She also let me borrow her Nikon D800 and play around with some of her lenses as well. I'm definitely feeling the need to upgrade soon. Here are some of the behind the scenes shots, I was able to snap a few of Janet as well.
Awhile back LowePro and Joby sent me some really awesome bags and accessories. The bags I use all the time, but up until this point I never had an opportunity to put the GorillaPod Focus to use. Last weekend I was working on a photography/video project with an ammo company called Battle Born Munitions outside of Reno, NV. The first day I shot some footage inside their warehouse and the following day we went off the grid to capture footage of their ammo in action. While we were out there I used a 3 camera setup which consisted of two Nikon D7000s and one GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition. I had the GoPro on a tripod near a steel target about 250 yards away from where we were shooting and I had both of the Nikons focusing on the shooters. The GorillaPod came in handy because I was able to set it up really low to the ground to capture some cool video footage from a lower vantage point and on top of that my steady cam rig broke and the GorillaPod actually worked as a good substitute. I think they should create some accessories to transform the GorillaPod into a highly portable on the go steady cam rig. Anyway, here's a shot of the GorillaPod on the ground in front of the firing line, it was shot with my iPhone so it's not the greatest of shots, but you can see how the GorillaPod was placed and used.
Julia Skalozub is a Czech photographer that has shot for numerous publications worldwide, most notably Playboy, Volo and FotoVideo. I first saw her work on the photography portfolio website 500.px and was really into it. I would love to be able shoot at her level and work with the magazines she produces content for on a regular basis.
I finally have a bit of free time to go through images from my most recent photo shoot with Arsenic Magazine which took place on January 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. I'll post more shots later.
The image titled "Bliss" is one of the most viewed images in the world since it was chosen to be the default wallpaper when Microsoft launched Windows XP. This is the cool story behind the photo and Charles O'Rear, the photographer who captured the image.
I was just browsing through some old photos and saw this one from last year.
I was just browsing through some old photos, this is a shot of czech model Jana Potyšová, better known by her porn name Eufrat. She was the second model I ever shot and have since shot with her numerous times. She's a great model, an extremely cool girl and an awesome friend.
The latest addition to My Model Wish List is French model Constance Jablonski. Since starting her modeling career in 2006 she's done campaigns for Victoria's Secret, Estée Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Gap, Calvin Klein, Barney's, Nine West, and many more major fashion brands. She's also been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, V, and Revue de Modes.
Another archived shot from Point Loma looking off the coast of San Diego with one of the Coronado Islands in the background. This is the same sailboat that was in one of my previous posts.
These are some old photos I just dug up from a few years ago, they were all shot using my Nikon D5000 and taken from Point Loma in San Diego and might give you a different perspective of the city than one you typically see in photos.