BYEBYE (FUNNY)

Some people tell me I’m funny.

Example:
Me: “Do you think we should move over there?”
Some people: “You’re funny.”
Me: “ But I only said ‘Do you think we should move over there?’”
Some people: “It’s the way you said it”.

Funny, I guess.

I never really got it (being funny) until I met Christina, my assistant. I’m pretty sure that she’s funny the way I’m funny…..just the way she says stuff makes me laugh. Now I get it: funny.

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Christina and I have been funny together for a year and a half but that’s all ending. She’s quitting to go surfing and then she’s going on to do her own thing. I’m sure going to miss her funny.

I’ve only got about a million shots of her as she stood in, during assignments, for shot blocking and lighting.

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I’d shoot her, too, when we were stuck in some hotel/motel room after a shoot. Can’t stop taking pictures.
Here’s a couple of the first motel shots (early 2005, Cambridge, Lexus plant shoot) and the last (August 8th, 2006, in Toronto shooting venture capitalists).

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DANCEDANCEDANCE

Spent a bunch of days shooting dancers in dance outfits. What a scene.

There were 7 or 8 dancer/models per day, 2 makeup artists, 2 hairdo doers and a producer. Plus a choreographer to make sure the images would meet the stringent scrutiny of people in the dance world who, I’m told, are sticklers for correct form. Could be the coolest fashion shot in the world but if a foot’s turned wrong…..look out.

Here are some scenes from the studio and a 26 second video of me trying to get a dancer/model to scream.

Get, not make. Scream. (click to play/scream.mov)

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NEW (LOOK) PORTFOLIO

Started a new portfolio……this is the first page:

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I was real tired of the standard photo-portfolio format and had a bunch of misc. test prints lying on my desk. The kind of output I’d normally throw out when I was done with it. Anyway, I picked up a plain old sketch book and some double sided tape. (I already had the black masking tape.) Then I just started sticking the prints onto the pages. Trying to keep it loose. Not thinking about it too, too much..

Here are the next three pages:

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When I ran out of images that were just lying around I started making prints of new work as I shot it. I stuck them in too. Chronologically. So the book’s kind of random and keeps evolving as more images become available. I think I might stop adding shots at the end of the summer and take it around to show folks.

Here’s the last spread I stuck in:

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