I was just browsing through some old photos and saw this one from last year.
Well I've managed to get myself stranded in Argentina for an additional week, but that's not a bad thing. With this extra time here I was able to spend time collaborating with my good friends Tomy and Pali from Tuco Studios. We met the last time I was in Buenos Aires back in 2011 and have been talking about trying to work on some stuff together ever since. We have some cool new projects in the works and the other night I was hanging out with Tomy and he started bring new life to some photos I took awhile back and have done much with. Here's a sample of what's to come, the model is the beautiful Eufrat from Prague and the shoot took place in Los Angeles back in 2011.
Yesterday morning I packed my Nikon and Custom SLR gear into my Lowepro Slingshot and headed across the border into Tijuana where I met up with my friend and fellow photographer Hugo. I've been to TJ numerous times, but never really got to explore the city beyond places that are within walking distance of the border. So yesterday Hugo drove me around to some places that I probably would have never seen. We stopped by some fish markets, a farmers market, drove up to a nice neighborhood that had a great vantage point with a view of San Diego and Coronado from a Mexican perspective, and finished the day at a small park. While in Mexico I did do something somewhat touristy which I never do when I travel anywhere else, I had a Caesar Salad at the restaurant where it was invented . . . it was good.
While south of the border I was able to snap a few quick promo shots for my favorite sunglass brand, William Painter.
In September of 2007 I traveled down to South America with two friends of mine to meet a company we had been working with based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. During that trip my friend Matt and I decided to jump across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay for the day. At 8AM we hopped on El Buque Bus for the hour and half ride across the river where we entered another country. Once we got off the ferry we were supposed to board a tour bus, it's only by dumb luck that we bordered the correct one. Aside from being exhausted due to the fact that I was at bar until 6AM with two Argentinian girls I had met, my Spanish wasn't (still isn't) up to par and at the time Matt's Spanish speaking skills were non-existent. Anyway, we boarded the bus and did a quick little drive through town before exiting the bus for lunch and some free time to roam around the streets for a few hours. As we wandered around I took some of these photos:
This was my first attempt at shooting video on my own for a project. I was actually doubling as a photographer and videographer. While shooting stills was my primary focus on this shoot, I managed to squeeze in a bit of video as well. The shoot was for an Arsenic Magazine piece titled "Foreplay at Nelson J" at the Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills. I shot all the footage using my Nikon D7000. The interviewer is the awesome Playboy Cybergirl of the Month, Dani Mathers. You can also check out the music video that was shot by Sawhorse LA while I was shooting stills for the magazine.
Producer: Arsenic Magazine
Video: Steve Williams
Editor: Powell Robinson
Interviewer: Dani Mathers
Models: Chanon Finley | Jennifer Jayleen | Ana Chen
Stylists : Dalit Gwenna | Katie Sullivan
Hair: Christopher Garcia | Corey Chambers | Ray Salazar
Makeup: Brittany Leslie | Jennifer Garcia
Wardrobe: What Katie Did
Location: Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills
Here's a random video thrown together by my friend Jozias compiled of video footage shot with our Nikon D7000s during a camping trip last year.