Christina @ Deco Miami
I'm still shooting film as much as possible, when the clients don't mind. Model Christina just relocated to Washington, DC from Miami, gracing us with her presence. She stopped by the studio to update her portfolio with some new looks.
I recently began a personal project called "Strangers". The goal is to get out and meet 100 strangers and shoot impromptu portraits during our brief interaction. The world is full of interesting people!
I'm expecting a package today. Actually, two packages... first, the present for my wife for Mother's Day that is five days late even though I paid for next day shipping; and second, my new camera. This could turn out to be a pretty fine day... unless UPS messes up again.
My previous post of the "Veiled" woman was shot with film. Some days I have trouble deciding which medium I prefer. On this day I wanted to shoot both just to see which result I would like better. The film process takes time. Shoot... lab... wait... pickup... scan... done. The digital process is different; quicker on the front end but extremely time consuming in the post production. You can work on a digital image endlessly! So which do I prefer? Each medium has its merits, and it's impossible to declare an undisputed champion. Each medium is a tool to get the job done. In the end, it's up to the individual to decide.
I continue to produce promotion materials for up and coming artist. I especially enjoy doing so for local talent. Ben Daniels (DBM) and I have been collaborating to develop promotional pieces for the artists he manages. These latest images are for rapper Southeast Slim.
Working to make time for it all. Working to stay on track. Working to find my style. Working to avoid normality. Working to avoid the drama. Working on the next project. Working to finish the previous one. Still, I'm happy to have work that I'm passionate about.
My dear friend Jean-Ralph Thurin officially opened his new flagship bridal salon on Nassau Street in Princeton this weekend. As we continue to work on his 2010 campaign, he has started to use my images on his website (Thurin Atelier), and in ads in the New York Times and Princeton Review. Be blessed my friend.
It seems that I have a loaded blog, but I'm afraid to use it. Well, not afraid. I have lots to say, and lots to show, but I'm so far behind on post production that it seems a sin to blog and not work. I really do need to unclog the channels and get this sh*t flowing!
The images above are of Olia, a Russian beauty with a face that is a joy to shoot. She shoots tall... even though she is only 5'3". I'm sure that I will work with her again.
This image is from my first trip to Haiti in 2004. It reminds of the wonderful people, and the beauty of the country that the world is rarely shown.
I am thankful to God that my family members who were caught in the Haiti earthquake are whole, and that we can help them regain what was lost. I am tearful for those who have lost lives, are trapped, and in need of support. As we know from daily reports, the disaster continues. There are many who survived the earthquake, but still cling to life. Relief is needed.
I urge you to donate to relief agencies, specifically those that had a direct presence in Haiti before the disaster. I am attaching links to two such organizations.