Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zay of Arabia, in Technicolor

This is the completed series of model Zay Vassar, who was traveling through Vegas on vacation.

You will recall this was the shoot where I threw out my back the first time.

To recap, theme for this was somewhere between Lawrence of Arabia and Bear Grylls...i.e., surviving in the middle of nowhere in a crazy Technicolor experiment.

Setup was super simple, and basically involved an AB1600 + Beauty Dish plugged into the ol' Vagabond II. Full power, ~12-14ft, f/13, 1/250. Gave a nice balance between the bright sky and background of midday Vegas in summer...a little dodge and burn completed the key shift.

Apart from the near death of my spine, and walking farther than I thought up hill with tons of gear, the shoot went well, and he was a hoot.

Without further ado, les pictures (as always, click for a larger view):

Thursday, July 15, 2010


This shoot is filed under "well shit, *insert creative team member* didn't show up...let's shoot anyway?".

There was supposed to be a makeup artist...something went awry...and then there wasn't a makeup artist.  So we made the best of what we had to work with, and I think we did a damn fine job.

Poor, poor, poor Kyle has the *cough* misfortune of looking pretty similar to a certain very famous obviously we stayed far far away from that realm of concepts. Kept things pretty simple, tried out some new stuff on the hardware and software fronts.

Everything except the white jacket shots were done with a beauty dish...those were with a ring flash...the ring flash was used for fill on some of the shots, but at this point, nigh on 2am, I don't remember which, or if any of those are presented here in the final set of images.

Anyway, in the spirit of "less talk, more rock", images (as always, click for a larger view)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Walk On The Wild Side

Today's model is Stefania, makeup artist Leila, and our concept is "zebra". Good times. Gonna go short on the verbiage for this post. It was lovely working with Stefania for the first time, girl knows how to pose it up. And it was a lovely reunion with Leila after approximately 1,000,000 years since we last worked together.

Without further ado, pictures (as always, click for a larger view):