Monday, August 27, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Lens - Kaye Warren Shoot 2012

Before I left for Atlanta I managed to shoot with my friend Kaye Warren. It was nice to get her in front of my lens (unfortunately, my lens shutter kept jamming on me! I gotta get it checked). I also met her make up artist named Showana "DivaDon" Louisma, who did a good job adding glam to her up and helping out on the shoot.

Despite tech problems and mosquitoes, we had a chance to shoot inside and outside for some different looks.

I will post photos as I edit!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympic Photography: Usain Bolt, Photographer

This is something I would do daily if I was a professional athlete.

After the Jamaican team 200m Gold medal win, Usain Bolt grabbed the camera of Swedish photographer Jimmy Wixtröm (circled in red) and ran around taking photos.

Unfortunately it had to be a Nikon. Ha ha
I have to give Usain credit for being steady and not taking photos of his feet or blurry close ups.
 There is also some distortion going on. I wonder if this was a wide angle lens?
Its funny seeing the world from his view; every camera aimed at you.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Olympic Photography: Annie Leibovitz + Micheal Phelps

I'm still riding high off of the London 2012 Olympics, and I'm sad to see them end this weekend. After Micheal Phelps' historical gold medal wins this year, this photo released (too early, I heard) by Annie Leibovitz for the Louis Vuitton shoot.

I don't know how she is able to get these expressions out of the people who model for her. The intensity on his face... what does she tell them to think about when they stare at the camera? I must figure that out for my own subjects.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Atlanta Music

I never heard so much 2 Chains in my life! Only this song got me through the southern artist onslaught; Mercy, by Kanye featuring Pusha T and 2 Chainz.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vacation 2012 - Atlanta

I finally made it back to Atlanta, Georgia while I was on vacation last week. I haven't been back since Freaknik 1997, and that was a long time ago. I was excited to see the city and what new things they had to offer without police telling you to move on.

I went with my friend and adversary Carl Smith and stayed with his sister.

The flight down there i just knew I was gonna die; the turbulence was terrible and all I could think of was the plane tearing in half like on my favorite show, Lost.

After I landed, gathered myself, and bet up with Carl, the first thing I noticed about Atlanta is how far everything is from downtown. Its a 30-45min drive to get to his sister's house, and to the clubs, bars etc.

I found myself taking more and more photos with my iphone for Instagram purposes. I now regret this because I have used up way too much of my data for the month.

 I'm used to the country from traveling to see my relatives in Maryland, but Atl homes have such expansive properties, its mind blowing! Look at all this yard Carl's sister has.

We went to this amazing social area called Atlantic Station that is a collection of clothing stores, restaurants, bars, a park and lots of underground parking. It was great! Its like Olde City, the Piazza, King of Prussia and Manayunk Main Street all in one!

Carl and I doing what we do best, eatin and drinkin!

More photos coming once I get them off of instagram.