July 8, 2014

Mermaid and the Red Love Seat


Yes, I know this is unlikely, but this is the way we think.

Model: Amanda McFarlin Kaiser
Location: Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands; Lakeside Studio Virginia Beach, Virginia USA (Digital Composite)

June 20, 2014

BODYART Dance Company - "Thread" Production Promo Images


We made a set of images for BODYART's upcoming dance production that is "thread"-themed. Here's one from the Coe Hall shoot in New York.

June 14, 2014

Airline Carryon Size Revised


Airline Carryon Size Revised - Buddy Glenn Eaves alerted me to an airline carryon size change at several of the big carriers. Maximum is now 22 x 14 x 9 inches versus 22 x 15 x 9. This GoProfessional case for the Phantom 2 Vision+ QuadCopter is 16.5 x 9.5 x 21, so it's too big.
Also, the mainstay of many photographers with high value photo gear that absolutely-positively can't be lost or delayed without serious consequences to large crew, boat departure and similar sessions is something like the ThinkTank Airport Security v2.0 advertised to be the legal 22 x 14 x 9.
Things like this have a way to creating whole new industries. It just takes time and some inventive thinking.

BODYART Coe Hall Great Hall


BODYART dancers in Great Hall of Coe Hall, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, NY.
Artistic Director: Leslie Anne Scott
Producer: Brett Garfinkel
Dancers: Rachel Abrahams, Amy Falls, Andrea Lanzetti, Amanda McNussen, Erin Okayama and Allison Ploor
MUA: Pamela Kalechofsky
BTS Video: Erica Lindegren

Checked Baggage Gouging


USAirways ORF-CLT-EWR (NewarkNJ) last week, 1st checked bag was $25, 2nd checked bag was $35, 3rd checked bag with QuadCopter was $130. Talk about gouging! Quad came back today by courier. $35. USAirways goes to the bottom of the air vendor list.

May 23, 2014

Aerial of Mermaid; Virginia Beach at 78th Street


Trying a new vantage point, 20-100' above the Virginia Beach shoreline yesterday. Hot sand almost had me looking like Dudley Moore hopping around in movie "10" with Bo Derrick.

Note that the quadcopter shadow was put/left in the frame intentionally.

Model: Brittany Grimmett

May 22, 2014

Shoreline Aerial; Virginia Beach at 78th Street


About 25' above Virginia Beach shoreline at 78th Street.

Model: Brittany Grimmett

Shoreline Aerial; Virginia Beach at 78th Street


About 100' above shoreline, Virginia Beach, 78th Street.

Model: Brittany Grimmett

May 20, 2014

"Facebook Bull"


Just when you thought I didn't have a sense of humor...here's an image I've entitled "Facebook Bull"

May 18, 2014

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia (Cephalonia), Greece


Haven't been here in a while, but love this place. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia (Cephalonia), Greece. This is on the Ionian Sea side of Greece where there is lots of water this color.

April 18, 2014

Milky Way; Palau, Micronesia


We had a team doing a scuba ad shoot in Palau with some tough weather days, numerous product delivery delays and a long shot list. Not much time for play, but one day we did a lunch stop on one of the Rock Islands near the Milky Way, so stopped for a few minutes to paint ourselves with white mud. Nice to look back on it.

Model: Julie Anderson
Location: Milky Way, Rock Islands, Palau, Micronesia

March 21, 2014

Mermaid Victoria in a Victoria + Albert Claw Foot Bath Tub


First session with brunette model in red wig, from Northern Virginia

Model: Victoria Vaughn Kicha

March 9, 2014

Sandbar at Saddle Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands


Some of the locations encountered during our Mermaid Portfolio Workshops are so over-the-top they stick permanently in the mind's eye. This is the sandbar at Saddle Cay in the Bahamas' Exuma Cays. It's one of those places we'll re-visit in August with sketches of new images we want.

Model: Kristi Sherk

March 8, 2014

Revisit's Are Fun; "Dive in Color"


Sometimes it's fun to revisit things - i.e. this studio work in Virginia Beach. These images ran in "Dive in Color" themed full-page ads in most of the dive magazines and posters still hang in many dive shops and diver's homes. The California -based creative director for the project wanted a Uma Thurman lookalike and we cast Elizabeth (Liz) Harlow, a model who works in Miami and L.A.. Client was TUSA USA/Australia, a division of TABATA, directed by Stephen Ashmore. After the U.S. and Australia, the ads ran in Asia and Europe - even in Russia.

March 7, 2014

Feeling Patriotic


Was feeling a little patriotic today; it has been a long time since I did my six years.... so pulled a little Red, White and Blue from the file.

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