I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of my old stuff. At least 5 years old. We might go back 20 years when I can getÂ to a film scanner. I have some fun stuff I think.
I like taking a look back and seeing what I have done and how my style is changing and evolving.
Here are some images that date back to 2002-03. Before I had heard of the digital wedding forum or WPPI or PPA.
It was just me and my handful of fashion photo books that I still drool over.
Here is a fashion shoot I did for a model named Deanna. I think this is your basic Calvin Klein style lighting. I used a Profoto pack with one large 6′ softbox. Shot on a cyc wall. What is a cyc wall? It is a large white wall that curves up and creates a seamless background. If I remember correctly this was shot also for my wife’s makeup portfolio. Here is a closeup.
I used two lights for this. One Softbox and then a barebulb off to the right and a bit behind .
Here are some shots from the same day although these were shot for a dress designer in Nashville.
These ere some of the first wedding photos I used to get business. I was asked to shoot a fashion show for the designer and we just hit it off. Without these early contacts in the wedding industry it would have been much harder to break into I believe.
These were shot with the large box also. The box was placed farther from the model. The background is a gray seamless.Â She is a good distance from the background letting the wrinkles become a bit out of focus.
Here is a shot we used for a MAC AIDS Awareness benefit.Â Again with the Cyc wall. Large box for main light and two bare flash heads to light background. All Profoto.
The model was a co-worker of my wife’s. There is a photo with a red background and splattered red make-up that is pretty cool. I’ll have to find it.
For MAC Aids Awareness benefit
Here is one more from a fashion shoot for the hip hop group Grits. I had the opportunity to work for a bunch of Christian Hip hop groups. Always look for opportunity. I saw a flier at MTSU – The college I attended. The big GMA week in Nashville was going on and this group needed a photographer to shoot some live shots and a fashion show. I got to hang out with Stephen Baldwin and meet some great people in a industry and a type of music I knew nothing about.Â Again, always look for opportunity. The more places you are and be able to network the better chance you have of “being in the right place at the right time” Get it? Luck does not happen, you create luck by creating opportunity.
From Grits Fashion shoot
Here is one of the CD covers I was hired to photograph because of answering a ad of a flyer.
Petti is a really great guy, check him out.
Since I have kind of switched this topic to music here are a couple of live shots. This is something I tried to get into but I really hated going to see live music for the longest time. This life was the majority of my life and I dearly miss playing music. It was really hard for me to go see a band play. I am over it now. Hopefully I’ll be back on stage soon. Keep the wife from selling half of my guitars. LOL
One Vivitar 283 on camera dragging the shutter.