…the year, that is. December is always a slower month for me, which allows me time to plan and work on my own projects (and I have a couple awesome ones in the works). For now, I’ll leave you with a sample of my final tearsheets of 2013. The first is a beauty story in Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa.
I shot two pieces for the Holiday 2013 issue of Modern Luxury Hawaii. The first is the cover story with actor Sterling Sulieman (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries). We shot on location at the Intercontinental Los Angeles in Century City. Teal Druda was on hand for grooming and Rebecca Koenig styled Sterling in pieces from Vivienne Westwood and Gucci (among others).
If you happen to pick up the November 2013 issue of Angeleno, you’ll see my portrait of Angella Nazarian.
Sometimes I just need to shoot with no real plan and see what happens…
Aned (Photogenics LA).
A couple months ago I shot an editorial for TAPE 07: The Polaroid Issue, featuring Bryden (LA Models). All the images in the issue were shot on instant film (in my case I used Fuji Instax), but I shot some 35mm as well.
If you’re in LA and happen to pick up a copy of Pasadena magazine, you’ll see an editorial I shot with Bellamy Young (from ABC’s Scandal), loosely inspired by The Graduate (which I actually watched for the first time in preparation for the shoot – awesome film). Bellamy completely embodied the seductive Mrs. Robinson and our male model, Beau (with LA Models), did a fantastic job as Ben.
After watching the film a couple times, the creative director and I met to discuss which iconic scenes we wanted to pull from. We had a very ambitious shot list and a limited amount of time, however we only ended up having to scrap one set-up. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll remember the recurring scenes of Ben floating aimlessly in the pool – sadly we had to scrap this idea. Check out a few excerpts from the article below (but you’ll need to check out the magazine for the bedroom scenes!)