Wednesday, October 27, 2010

R & R

My wife and I recently stole away for our first cruise experience. We had a great time on the boat and visiting Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada. From a photographer's perspective, my only complaint is that we had to be back on board when I'd usually be preparing for the golden hour. Lesson learned though--it's vacation! It's so hard for me to put the camera down though!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

San Diego Magazine-November 2010

Last week I finished another project for San Diego Magazine. A feature and cover entitled 'Made in San Diego,' highlighting several companies headquartered out of San Diego county. 11 shoots in as many days! Always a pleasure to work with, the magazine's great about pushing the artistic envelope. Our challenge was to break away from the typical CEO portrait and create imagery that is a little more eye catching and fun. Be sure to check out the entire issue on news stands later this month! Special thanks to Alyssa for the opportunity and input, as well as Laurie, Erin and Adam!

On the right, co-owners of Matuse, producers of high end wetsuits and all around cool guys.

On the left, co-owners of Prana, which produces yoga apparel and accessories. Interestingly, this image was only dodged and burned in post. After getting the shots we thought we'd use while it rained outside, the storm broke and we caught about a minute of spectacular light on those rocks before it disappeared behind a building. We don't get rainbows often in SD and the image proved too good to resist.
On the right, the CEO of Stone Brewery in Escondido, CA. was kind enough to put up with me photographing him four different times within the same image! Assembled all together later in photoshop.

Oftentimes, you don't get much time to photograph busy CEO's. To break these images up, we infused a bit of movement. A couple racks of guitars in a longer exposure of co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug of Taylor guitars and a bottle in the portrait of Optimer pharmaceutical's CEO, Pedro Lichtinger.

On the left, Northrop Grumman's CEO in front of their unmanned Global Hawk. On the right, the CEO of ViaSat Inc. Mr. Dankberg was photographed separately and the building, shot at night, and star trails added later in post.

I was a bit nervous to ask the CEO of WD40 to get down on his knees for a photo shoot! Luckily, he was one of the nicest guys one would have the pleasure to meet. Here he demonstrates the many uses of their product.
On the right, the CEO and facility director of Callaway Golf.

Kashi prides themselves on the fact that their company is very much a group effort of everyone involved. Photographed here are everyone they could round up for a shoot!


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