Thursday, February 24, 2011

Busy times

I just came back home two hours ago and got a nice phone call sending me on another assignment. Gonna repack and jump on a 5:45 am plane. Looks like the 'ol blog is gonna have to wait..

Some real quick (and by "real quick" I mean "kind of shitty") point and shoot snaps from this morning up in the great white north...

Some ice houses on a frozen lake

It was -7 degrees fahrenheit when I woke up this morning. Coldest temps I've ever experienced..the real feel was -18 and the locals were saying it was kinda nice out.

Back on Tuesday

Sunday, February 20, 2011

35mm Spain

Old photo of a prostitute in Spain

Gone till Friday

Saturday, February 19, 2011

35mm NYC

Some old chromes from '98...crazy looking clouds from a West Village rooftop

Cat vandalism

A funny looking cat on Manhattan ave. last week

Subway poster vandalism

Thursday, February 17, 2011

35mm blackrock

I found this shot the other day on an old contact sheet from my first visit to Salthill, Ireland.

35mm tokyo

I scanned a few 35mm chromes and negs the other day... Here's a snap of the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo

Same crossing from my hotel room


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Break time

I'm in the middle of a little hiatus at the moment...120 posts in the last 3 months kinda wore me out. I also started shooting a new project in late January that I don't plan on showing for at least a year so I'm trying to figure out what else I can put up on the blog while those pictures pile up... was the first good shoot day (in six attempts) of my new stuff and some other things are on the horizon so I'll take another week and try and come back in late Feb.
Plus there's always him

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Behind the scenes for Nike

I got the fun job of shooting behind the scenes photos on a Nike commercial in October. Here's some of my favorites.

Jason was shooting the ads and Stacy Wall was shooting the TV spot

This light was awesome

C-stands everywhere

2nd unit doing a shot on the street

Nike's basketball tech coaching the extras

LeBron waiting

Focusing for the phantom camera

Sal shooting an alley oop sequence

Client area

Instant replay

Messing around

Big ass blimp light

4 4k HMI's in a giant helium balloon. I asked one of the surly union guys what this was and he told me it was an air conditioner

A coned off ceiling light

A few long lens warm up shots

These storyboards would pop up out of nowhere.

Filming a closeup


Most of the photography crew

Body double's shadow during lighting test

One of the first indoor sets with all the lights on

Lights off

One of the grips setting up a green screen

Outdoor green screen

It was all shot on 35mm which was fun to watch

Some prop trophies

A prop (real) rattle snake

A bulldozer smashing a prop basketball hoop

Prop mic

Jason eating pretzels in front of green screen

Shooting photos

The guy they hired to play a boxing opponent


Sal Totino play fighting before a scene

I saw LeBron sneak around back and manage to intercept and shoot this weird photo

Testing out distances with Sal

2nd unit at the Port of Miami

Here's this light again.

I couldn't get enough of it.

Sal and the gaffer checking lights

A giant white screen at night

The last shot

Definitely one of the more fun jobs I've ever been on..