Archive for Nov 2012

I REALLY love this shoot! This shoot has been something I’ve been planning for a while and it’s an idea that is expanded from one of the early ideas I had with them a couple years ago. So that’s how long it’s been. But good things always come to those who wait right? So despite having a little bit of a late start in the shoot, I was still able to get some of the coolest photos I have of Quest Crew up to date. And I think that’s saying a lot considering that all my shoots with quest crew have been pretty awesome if I may say so myself. But to be fair, it truly was collaboration because it was all of our ideas combined together after aw hile.

So a little about about this series of photos, I think it’s pretty straight forward. I’m trying to create a skewed sense of reality with the normal ‘up’ and ‘down’ ¬†planes altered to be a little different. I wanted to create scenarios that look “believable ” in their own respect but there’s always something not quite right about it.

After the session we got some really good food in this super secret underground place and it turned out to be a whole little adventure in itself. I love you guys Ryan and Hok!

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Although this portrait session was short and it was my first time meeting Leolani. It turned out to be such be an incredible, personal, and powerful experience. Leolani is a professional Tahitian Dancer who travels all over the world to teach what she knows best. She has a such a strong character and personality that I found interesting and I wanted to show that in these portraits. I love your swag Leolani!

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I feel a little bad for saying how amazing this trip was and how awesome this shoot was because of the widespread damage that Hurricane Sandy has caused.

But I am proud to say that during my trip my close friend Kenny and I went to go volunteer at a couple of churches and shelters. Our tasks ranged from making sandwiches, unloading and sorting various food supplies. Simultaneously and interestingly enough as we were volunteering another storm hit NYC. Thankfully it was nowhere as devastating as Sandy, in fact during the storm it started to snow and for Californian’s this was very exciting to us. Earlier that day one of good friends Allison in NYC sent me a text message warning me that rain and snow were coming and told me to be careful. I replied with “Awesome, I can’t wait!”

Now let me talk about this session with Marc and Juli! We ¬†photographed on the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, in front of the MET building and Park Ave. As if being there wasn’t an incredibly experience in itself already, we also go to eat New York hot dog from a street vendor, listen to amazing operatic music, play in the snow, and last but certainly not least hang out with Marc and Juli. They were incredibly animated, fun, and sweet. Enjoy!

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I’m gone for a week to NYC to photograph Marc and Juliane’s engagement session in beautiful fall Central Park. And also to help out with victims of hurricane Sandy!

All emails will be either answered slowly or or when I get back!

 Out of the Office Nov 5   10 in NYC