• 09
    Oct

    Photos from the job

    I’ll get back to my little stories ASAP, but in the meantime, here’s a pic from my Pemex/ Coatzacoalcos shoot.  This is the client, shoved against a small greenscreen and shot with flash.  What could have been a problem — 5 bodies with barely room for 4 — was solved by shoving their heads together […]

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  • 08
    Oct

    Photos from the job

    This from a shoot going on today with Melanie, my Las Vegas manager for Nevada Event Photos.  This is a customizable green screen magazine cover, where the participant’s name, etc, is tweaked for each participant.   I could not be happier with this result!  And, the biggest challenge?  Mel is shooting in a very compressed […]

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  • 07
    Oct

    Part 4 Trends: Sometimes You gotta Step Back and LOOK

    So, this has been a big week.  My brain is turning toward international work, I’ve updated the style of the web sites, and, as always, I’m keeping an eye out for the next BIG thing.  How will photography look in 5 years?  How will US Event Photos look in 5 years?  Will it even be […]

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  • 04
    Oct

    Part 3 Trends: Sometimes the 65 year old mother identifies them.

    “Are you insane mother?” I know you might think it’s just rude of me to talk this way to my mom, but I’d thought she lost it.   “I have no interest in taking people in front of the Great Wall of China.  Those things are so.. … FAKE.” She was trying, again, to convince […]

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  • 03
    Oct

    Part 2: Trends Sometimes, the next big thing taps you on the shoulder.

    The suite stretched before me, two lux bedrooms separated by a curved living area, plate glass floor to ceiling windows overlooking the LA skylilne.  A white leather sectional sofa in the suite’s living room, full wet bar, and two private bedrooms — both hosting king size beds. How did I score this?  The Westin’s suite […]

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  • 30
    Sep

    Part 1: Trends. Sometimes, the next big thing finds us.

    Usually, I spend half my time findiing the next thing.  It might be the next couch, like I wrote in my last blog post (I seem to go through couches like Paris Hilton goes through panties, considering I’m never home to sit on it.  The couch, not Hilton’s panties.) or it might be the next […]

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  • 27
    Sep

    iOS 7 lasted one week before becoming obsolete. How long will yourupdate last?

    How is it one day you wake up, and everything seems out of style?  Or, at least, everything you own, everything you are doing, is style challenged? You look in your closet.  The blue Calvin Klein dress shirt isn’t cut quite right.  It’s not tailored exactly the way you want it to be tailored, sagging […]

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  • 27
    Sep

    Lovie, can you draw my bath and get my plush robe?

    My new hobby is reading “Priceline” reviews on hotels.  I just can’t stop myself, they are a window into how people think, and some of the funniest thinigs you’ve read in a long time.  Of course, that’s not the intention, which ONLY MAKES THEM FUNNIER.  This isn’t Yelp, where hip, cool, funny reviews are encouraged. […]

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  • 25
    Sep

    Part 2: A Crappy Boss, A Boardwalk Empire, and Me.

    Since I am now a world (in)famous photographer, I have to say — I contribute my success to two things: 1) resourcefulness 2) planning 3) being early for everything 4) sourrounding myself with great people 5) not being cheap. OK!  Those are five things.  But they really are why I am successful.  And by successful, […]

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  • 19
    Sep

    Beware of the CEO: they are sneaky.

    The Snack Food Association’s (SFA) convention moves from city to city, nationwide.  And, like the NGA (my little story from yesterday — National Grocers Association), they have been a great client for years.  Their annual convention is called “Snaxpo”, and their event kicks off in style. One year, Snaxpo started in San Antonio with a […]

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