Shot this kid and his dad for a Disney publication. The kid was totally relaxed with the camera. I try to have everything set up so that when the child comes in we can just start shooting. The key is to let the kid guide you. He’s going to show you what he is interested in. You can suggest things but don’t push it or they will turn off. Make it fun and exciting. Digital is great because you can show them what your doing and they will want to try it again. Kids loose interest quickly, so it’s important to have many things for them to do.
We shot today some print ads for the United Postal Service. Campbell Ewald was the agency. It was a party scene. I canÔÇÖt show you the final shot but we shot at the Thom Bar at the 60 Thompson Hotel with a main talent and several extras. This is a great small bar and fun to light. HereÔÇÖs some production stills. Front light was strobe to give that flash on camera look. The background I use hot lights like source fours and HMIÔÇÖs to allow me to see the lighting as well as apply some blur if I want to.
The restaurant downstairs, Kittichai, is a great upscale Thai place. On our Tech scout day we all just went downstairs. The asian d├®cor realy inspires me with itÔÇÖs minimalism. Since I have moved into my new office, I am always trying to find ways to simplfy and simplfy. And design like this inspires.
Leah photographs her friends (and herself) having a great time. Those photos, especially the ones many people would just discard or delete, she immortalizes in her paintings. She was 9 months pregnant at the time. We set up a party in her studio space.