Here is another of my stock shots for use on Christmas cards…this one would also look nice in bw or sepia…
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This is one of the most extensive retouches we have ever done on an image. On the web, it may not be apparent, but in print in a hi end fashion magazine, every pixel needs to perfect.
We built a light tent around the products and lit it with giant softboxes, but even then its a real
challenge to light a dome shaped silver item. This is the kind of shoot that gives new meaning to the phrase..”pain in the neck”…but in the end its nice to finally pull it off. Much credit goes to my digital guys, David and Jeremy and Mike for their work over the years.
We were just negotiating rights to this shot for a book on Wikipedia when I realized that it might be fun to tell the tale on my blog. Simon is an Ottawa supersleuth who is one of the most prodigious writers in Wiki. We did this shot for Time in their Man of the Year issue that featured YOU as the man of the year. The location was the Ottawa U library where Simon actually does much of his research. Rodin anybody…
I started my biz by shooting hundreds of model portfolios and its fun to return to that once in a while. Its kind of nice to know that my shots have launched the careers of some very famous people who have left Ottawa to make it big in Tokyo, Paris and LA. My kids are always amazed to learn that I did the original headshots of Shannon Tweed that were featured in Playboy and that Alanis Morrisette sat in on my shoots when she yearned to be a photographer. I remember advising her to stick with music…
Nowadays I still shoot portfolios on occasion for actors, models and musicians. They let me get my creative side out. We are always keen to shoot cool ideas and offer aspiring models and actors reasonable rates since we know how tough it is to get a good start in the acting and modelling business. (my two daughters are at it too).
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Here is a collage of images from a recent convention in Ottawa. The trade show was really interesting..all sorts of cool hi tech medical devices. Good place to have a heart attack too…since there were about 800 doctors there…
We shot this for a local ad agency last week…a fun afternoon was had by all..even though
we all had to battle a snowstorm and the OC strike to get here. These are all member of
the Armed Forces band who were dressed to the nines for these shots which will eventually be used for PR.
We shot this a couple of weeks ago for a local group that needed an image for their Christmas card. The shoot was pretty smooth…other than the fact that I had to crawl over a safety railing and lean over a ledge…thank goodness I have no fear of heights.
I now have a US agent for my architectural work..yippee. This was my first shoot for one of his clients, Marvin Windows. I traveled just across the border to Alexandria Bay NY to get this shot. I am looking forward to more of this type of work…its a peaceful respite from the madness of covering events and dealing with deadlines…though that can be fun too.
We are looking forward to finally getting my stock work online through my agent…when we get some free time from assignment work.
If there ever was a perfect subject for an environmental portrait, it would be an exec from the World Wildlife Federation. HQ in Toronto asked me to coordinate the shoot and get them an image that showed this exec was a WWF representative in Ottawa…this was my solution.
Nice working with ya guys….Save the Planet.