Leaving on a Whim (to Berlin)

I get burnt out twice a year from burning the candle at both ends. It’s like clockwork. I totally immerse myself in jobs, personal projects and pretty much everything in between, until I have nothing left. Every year, my first burnout comes in March on a fairly minimal magnitude. The…

PLAYING WITH FIRE

Setting a parking lot nearly on fire, probably qualifies as “no bueno”! LOL Oh well, anything I do is always “in the name of art”. That’s my honest statement, if ever get arrested! WHAT HAPPENED?!!?? My friend Josh and I shoot often together for his various publicity needs. We always…

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN PHOTOGRAPHER

I recently did a half day, press photo shoot with French DJ, Norman Doray, that left me absolutely beyond exhausted! It’s crazy because it was a simple, in studio, and on location shoot. However, as I wanted to snag all the cool angles, I became what I like to call…

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Photographers are masters of light. We can find it, bend it and see the full potential in it. I personally love shooting on location as it easily inspires me. Sometimes I see a crack of light or a reflection off a surface and get excited about the mood it can…

CHOKING ART

I used to have a tendency to wrap my hands around art, and choke the creative life out of it. I over thought, over analyzed and mapped out every angle to an exact final layout, I thought it should be. This approach doesn’t work! Every session is unique, and a…

BITCHING AND ARCHITECTURE

A while ago, a client reached out with an interesting project proposition; he wanted me to photograph popular sightseeing locations in Los Angeles for his own marketing purposes. My first thought was, “I’m a celebrity portrait and beauty photographer, not someone who captures architectural images.” He actually appreciated that my…

The Art of Taking Headshots

I don’t envy actors when it comes time to have their headshots taken; it’s not as easy as it looks! I had to be the subject once, and I felt “50 shades of stupid” – I couldn’t stop laughing. Actors are accustomed to being someone else in front of the…

“Murphy’s Law”– anything that can go wrong, does!

My team has often heard me use the term “Murphy’s Law” prior to a photo shoot.  Simply put, at least one thing is bound to go wrong on set.  It is inevitable.  It is the perversity of the Universe. I had the opportunity to photograph recording artist Lindsey Stirling for…