Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Jesse Weinberg contacted me a couple of months ago offering to feature my work on her lovely visual travel blog, Globel Yodel. Her philosophy is:
TRAVEL THROUGH A LOCAL LENS.
"Global Yodel is based on one simple idea: ones home is another’s destination.
This website explores the places and cultures of our globe, from the perspective of someone who really knows their spot, the local. This place-specific gallery, travel guide and artist showcase is as practical as it is just plain fun."
I was stumped for a while and finally created a collage with a Cassandra Church as Frida Kahlo shot with an everyday scene of Santa Monica Pier. It was a fun exercise coming up with something interesting in my own backyard. I actually had to get away to the desert and shoot there, in order to find my inspiration back home.
To check out Global Yodel site:Link
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
A shoot I did up in Topanga with Demi Lovato. It was a lovely shoot up in the Santa Monica Mountains at the home of Darrell Hazen, owner of Hidden Treasures, which is the best thrift spot in LA. He has created a magical compound that has endless shell encrusted stone staircases, 5 foot ancient anchors, a small army of larger than life Tikis. It is a fantasy land that proved to be a magical background for the beautiful Demi. She was a consummate professional in front of the camera and even braved the chilly air in her sleeveless Claire Pettibone gown. She looked like a jewel laden mermaid who had just emerged from the sea. Toward the end of the shoot Darrell got a great fire going on his deck overlooking the Mountains and Demi threw her leather jacket on over a lacy blouse. She had a great sense of style, throwing in a boyish hat on top of a feminine look. She had this beautiful glow on her face as she stared into the flames. I continued photographing her and loved that we were getting a glimpse of the true Demi in her element. I asked her "How did you know that these shots of you sitting by the fire would be so beautiful?" She looked at me with a confident grin, with a shrug of her shoulders and simply said, "instinct!".