Homeward Bound

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We are wrapping up the year here at the studio. In the midst of cleaning hard drives, fixing gear, and tying up all the loose ends before I head home I can’t help but be overwhelmed with thankfulness for these past few months. I feel lucky to work with talented and inspiring people on a day to day basis.  Since moving back out to California I have learned and experienced so much. Im excited to see what the new year holds for me personally and for the Studio, there are great things on the horizon. Im equally excited to spend the holidays with my family and be back in the peach state.

Wishing everyone a safe and joy filled Holiday Season.

I’ll leave ya’ll with a few behind the scenes pictures from shoots this year. Cheers!image2

Cambridge Biomarketing

Cambridge Biomarketing

Fun in the Midwest

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We are back in the studio this week after traveling quite a bit of traveling for BioMarin. At the beginning of this month we took off to the Midwest to photograph a couple of amazing people with the rare disease called MPS-IV. The warm welcome into these people’s homes and spending time getting to know them is something that will stick with us for a while. It was incredibly rewarding to see into their lives and capture them as people, not as patients. Our First stop was Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Upon stepping into the airport we quickly realized that we had arrived at the peak of quail hunting season. We were greeted with a huge sign that read, “Welcome Hunters.” Being immersed in hunting culture from childhood, I had to get a selfie with some orange. blogThe “shoot”went well. We had an amazing crew and walked away with some great images.BioMarin - MPS VI patient - Kendra TITLE

Next Stop: Fort Scott, Kansas. We got to explore acres of farmland and lose a few games of CLUE to our host and his siblings. The Farm was beautiful, we found a rad barn to photograph. It was so inspiring we had to go antiquing after the shoot and picked up a few things for The Ranch. Houser_141106_0116

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Rad Barn: To see more pictures check out the Instagram.Houser_141106_0259

BioMarin - MPS VI patient - HoldenAll in all the Midwest treated us very well. We can’t wait to share from Bob’s recent trip to New York with this project. More to come.

 

Studio Dance Portraits

Phase One IQ250

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I recently did a dance shoot on the farm where we used the new IQ250 from Phase One.  The new CMOS sensor made this possible as we were shooting outdoors using available light through numerous silks.  We had the ASA up to 800 and 1600 for the shoot, firing off between 1/2500 and 1/3200 of a second around f5.6.  The files were great, though focus was a challenge given our subject matter.  Some behind the scenes shots with the camera.

Still diving into more of the files, but here’s a preview.

Studio Dance Portraits

 

Studio Dance Portraits

My First Week On The Farm

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My first week of work has been a whirlwind of production details, location scouting, and we even squeezed in a few shoots in there somehow. The ranch in Oakland has been welcoming with it’ s friendly goats and cloud drenched sunsets. I got to work on last week’s shoot from start to finish, it’s an addition to the Bodies project Bob is doing on dancers. Flying 12 foot silks in the wind was a bit challenging. We had to tie down the C- stands with ratchet straps and climbing rope. The last thing I secured with ratchet straps was a canoe in a pickup truck and lets just say that didn’t go well. Luckily, the silks faired the wind better than my canoe. Here are a few behind images from our shoot.Aerial shots of Dancers

Aerial shots of Dancers

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention we got to shoot with the new Phase One 645DF+ thanks to our friends at Samy’s Camera. Ray, we love you and have been drooling over this camera since the shoot.

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Title Nine - Fall 2014

just do it

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Check out these die-hard women “just doin’ it” Nike style.  Female role models have sure come a long way.  And, we still have a ways to go, but every time I see the images that Bob shoots for TitleNine I think about how far we’ve broken through the perception that women were meant to be kept indoors, fragile and soft.  A 1970’s bikini, oversized sunglasses, bottle of baby oil and a cigarette are about as ‘rugged’ as my mom ever got, give or take the unveiling of a tennis skirt now and again (sorry Mom).   Today’s young girls see physical strength, hard work and challenge as healthy and beautiful, and hopefully rewarding.  See more T9 here.

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