Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cool Factor of π (pi)

I stumbled onto this video earlier today and have decided it has a cool factor greater than both pi and bullet-time. If you can't geek out over something this simple, I'll email you directions on how to reboot your positronic neural net.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mixing My Paint

For a long time, I've been interested in creating my own presets and actions for the post-production of my images. I've been trying my own hand at "mixing my own paint" as it were, while relying on -and combining- some actions that I've gathered from other creative artists.

Tell me what you think... which image is the better one? I'm still trying to decide!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Of the Century

Food for thought! I haven't posted anything related to a Cautionary Tale lately and this definitely qualifies. Originally posted on PDN Pulse, via this link here:

Is It a Photographer’s Fault We Don’t Know Where Jimmy Hoffa is Buried?

Best-selling biographer Kitty Kelley appeared on the NPR program called “On the Media” on Sunday to defend the art of unauthorized biographies. Host Bob Garfield asked her why people she interviews (those close to Nancy Reagan, Jacqueline Onassis, and Frank Sinatra, among Kelley’s other subjects) deny afterwards that they ever talked to her. Garfield also asked, “And what happens when you present them with the smoking gun of their participation?”

Kelley answered with a long anecdote about taking photographer Stanley Tretick along on an interview with Frank Sinatra, Jr. He later denied ever having granted the interview to Kelley. “And Stanley produced a photograph,” Kelley told Garfield triumphantly.

But oh, the price of Tretick’s help! He interrupted the interview, ruined everything and changed the course of history, according to Kelley. As she explained to Garfield:

“Everything is going wonderfully well for the first 45 minutes. [Frank Jr. is] talking about what it’s like to be the son of a famous singer, a man connected to organized crime…

“And then he turned to me and he said, you know, hon, I know a lot of people. Do you know what I mean? And I said, you mean mobsters? And he said, yes. I can tell you what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. And right at that point, I thought, oh, the one great unsolved mystery of the 20th century! I thought, maybe I’ll get the Pulitzer Prize. I even thought for, you know, just a second, what’ll I wear when I get the prize?

“And just at that point, there was this clattering noise. The photographer threw down his cameras and said, well, what the hell happened to Jimmy Hoffa? And at that point, Frank Sinatra [Jr.] ran out of the room into the bedroom. And I tried. He said, no, I have said too much, I have said too much. The interview ended.”

Of course, Frank Jr. may know squat about what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. And Tretick, who died in 1999, is no longer around to defend himself. But the moral of the story is: When a famous writer hires you to take pictures, don’t interrupt when the subject is about to solve the mystery of the century.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Confrontations with Secret Service

Today on PDNPulse -and elsewhere online- there's a blog post about Mannie Garcia (who shot the photo of President Obama later made in the "Hope" campaign poster by Shepard Fairey) being confronted by Secret Service for taking photos in a public place. That public place just happened to be in front of the White House.

Here's the article:

.... In this case, Garcia was taking photos in front of the White House yesterday when a uniformed Secret Service officer confronted him and demanded he delete one of the images.

“He just charged me,” Garcia told PDN Pulse. “He came right at me and grabbed my camera. He had his hand on his weapon and said give me that photo and I said no.”

The image in question was one Garcia had captured of two women rolling baby strollers in front of the White House. In the shot .... the uniformed Secret Service officer can be seen at the right, glaring at the camera.

Garcia was amongst a group of news photographers who were at the White House to photograph rallies in conjunction with World AIDS Day and several other events yesterday. He said he was wearing his press badge which the officer could clearly see.

“He said: ‘I want you to delete the photo. You don’t have my permission.’ And I said, we’re not photographing you. And then I asked him if I was under arrest and he said no. What bothered me the most was that he grabbed the camera and I had to pull it away. I’m not a kid. I’m in my 50s. I have grey hair and he clearly saw my credentials.”

Garcia was able to walk away from the officer with his Nikon D3s and the image intact. Later, Jay Mallin, a photographer friend of Garcia’s, explained what happened to a sergeant in charge of the Secret Service officers. The sergeant told Garcia that the officer was out of line.

“When I showed him the photo, which I did in good faith, the sergeant rolled his eyes and looked at the young officer,” Garcia said. “It was a situation where you had new uniformed Secret Service officer who was new to the beat. Obviously he has had training but not the experience about what should be done.”

Though it may have been an isolated incident, Garcia said the atmosphere has been tense of late.

“Yesterday, in particular, felt like a day of heightened security. It had this mood in the air. But people have a right to be there and you don’t intimidate people by charging them and putting your hand on your weapon.”

This is similar to something that I personally experienced about two years ago during the 2008 presidential campaign. Then Senator Barack Obama chose to have a free rally in downtown Miami -where I lived at the time- while campaigning in Florida. Here is what I wrote about it two years ago:
The only bad thing about having a free rally.. in a public park.. downtown.. with a popular, inspiring presidential candidate.. is that THOUSANDS of people came to hear Barack Obama speak. Which meant that my friend Ian and I were among hundreds upon hundreds of people trying to gain entry to the park for the rally.

So we were stuck in the slow moving crowd for more than an hour. Vendors all around us were hawking Obama merchandise and everything felt more like a rock concert than a political rally. Every now and then, some people would chant Obama slogans. Whenever I heard people cheering, 'Yes, We Can!' I'd turn and shout 'Get Inside!' which gained some hearty applause from the people crowded around me.

So about the time that the rally was starting was when the Fire Marshall decided that an open park couldn't have any more people inside of it. So he ordered the security to block off entry to the metal detectors. Which was exactly the moment that Ian and I finally made it through the thick crowd and to the entrance to the park. Which, apparently, wasn't actually a park because it suddenly had less of a maximum occupancy than a port-o-let.

So, crushed between an uncaring Secret Service security detail and an angry crowd behind us that wanted inside to see the rally also, Ian and I weren't going anywhere anytime soon. So we stuck it out at the front of the horde and waited for enough people to leave so that we could get out of there too. The idea of spending all that time in line and not even getting inside was maddening.

With everything blocked off, the secret service guards assumed that no one else would be coming in and so they began to collect all of the contraband they confiscated. I couldn't believe it -crazy amounts of knives, brass knuckles and other things that I wouldn't think most people would carry with them in public. With a haul like that on display in front of me, I pulled out my camera and started to take pictures of the mountain of contraband.

Which is when one of the secret service guards noticed me.

Apparently, I was doing something wrong because he told me to quit taking pictures. I'm no idiot when it comes to things like this. I've done plenty of reading photographer's rights, especially after lovely pieces of legislation like the Patriot Act. So the guy walked over to continue to tell me to quit taking pictures of them collecting together all of the contraband. Which turned into a 5-minute conversation about my rights as an american photographer, during which i was very calm and factual about my rights -which is probably what kept me from being arrested immediately there on the spot- because I know what [those rights] are.

As did this guy, but that didn't really matter. He kept hammering away that i ought not take pictures of them and i could tell that if i pushed too hard about my rights, he'd go over the edge and arrest me. Possibly on some BS excuse like, 'threatening security personnel' or their security operations for the rally. And I didn't feel like missing the rally to stand up to a Richard with a capital 'D' over taking pictures over something that I'd already shot. So when he ended the exchange by repeating, 'I strongly suggest that you stop taking those pictures' I took it for the warning it was.. he was basically saying 'keep it up and you're getting arrested.'

So I waited for him to leave, then angled my camera towards the contraband and took more pictures on the sly.

A few minutes later, as many people within the rally (who couldn't see Obama -since there were so many inside the park) were leaving, the word broke out that we could get back in. Everybody loved that! The crowd surged the gates, and Ian and I fled through. Not even stopping to get scanned by the metal detectors. .... But I stopped long enough to get pictures of them trying to contain the crowd again. Hahahaha, not a problem anymore, huh, mr. secret service? Chump.

But that's the story on how I was almost arrested by the secret service over taking photos, which, last I checked, was [protected by the First Amendment]. But as much fun as it was to rationally remind a secret service jackass that I was entitled to take those pictures, it was more important for me to get inside the rally I'd waited so long that afternoon to attend.
So, though most people would assume events like these don't occur, they do. It's simply that those instances are few and far between. I wouldn't say that they're par for the course, but a big difference between my own experience and that of Mannie Garcia is that he had press credentials and I did not.

So this makes me wonder: Do photographers without press badges face more harassment from law officers than those who do have proper ID? Definitely something up for discussion. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Possessive Pronoun

While I was in New York last month I attended the New York Comic Con and met Rod and Leanne Hannah, the creators of the hilariously irreverent Star Wars satire Blue Milk Special. While at the convention I commissioned a sketch by Leanne of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker fighting over Leia, while she cozies up with Biggs Darklighter in the background. I love the sketch, and think that Leanne did a fabulous job!
While at the convention, Rod told me that the sketch would eventually be colored and posted online. I'm excited to see the full-color version. :D

If you have a chance, be certain to visit Blue Milk Special and catch a brilliant satire for the saga that ends all sagas. I'm never disappointed by their spot-on parody, which says a lot for anyone who has suffered through the prequels. Take a look, you'll see for yourself! Enjoy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Diadra Preview

Preview of a photo shoot that I had with Diadra. We got together to shoot some photos that she could send to her family as gifts. This image is one of my favorites, shot near the Tacoma Museum of Glass.
One of the great things for a portrait photographer about shooting photos in downtown Tacoma is the wide variety of locations that you can find. Both Diadra and I like this image, from the receding perspective of the stairs to Diadra's pose and smile. I can't wait to schedule more portrait photography shoots and find more awesome locations!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Snow

Snowfall is a magical thing, something that enlightens the soul. I took out my camera this afternoon after watching flakes gently falling endlessly for at least an hour. Here is on of the images I came away with. If you haven't discovered this by now, I love being a Lensbaby photographer, the technique and style is something that I truly enjoy. Seeing the effect the lensbaby produces on my images leaves me with that same feeling I get watching a fresh snowfall.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weather Permitting

It's amusing how loaded a statement like that can be for a photographer in the Pacific Northwest. I am under the weather today, but still have enough energy to post a photo. This image is for an event I tried to put together across the country for anyone that wanted to join in on Facebook for the Harry Potter midnight premiere. "Nowhere is safe," indeed.

An unorganized flash mob of sorts, the focus of the event was to attend the midnight screening dressed as characters from other films. Though very tongue in cheek and bold, the fun comes from descending into absurdity and enjoying the moment -as Wolverine, Princess Leia and Edward Cullen clearly are.
If the weather permits, I'll definitely attend the second film's premiere dressed up for the fun like everyone else. I just feel bad I'm out of the action for tonight.

Wagons Banding

Wow, I guess it's easy to fall of the wagon when it comes to consistently posting one image per day for as long as possible. Life can pick up sometimes, but I'm still invested in my goal to publish a new image for as many days as I have the ability. Here's another fresh one from my photo walk this past Saturday.
The image has me interested in focusing on a series of monochrome photos -more or less, even though this image isn't fully monochromatic. It appears that more photo walks are in order! Doesn't that seem utterly horrible?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

There Will Always Be Echoes

So following the ambitious goal that I'm working towards is a challenge. But it's fun at the same time. I don't usually make time to peek through my catalogue of images. Usually I have to move onto the next project after completing the current one. But refreshing my memory of what I do have in "storage" will be a great way to make the most of my silent heroes -the photos that I have yet to show. Echoes that remain under the surface until given a chance to shine.This is one of the images that I shot while I was in Manhattan during New York Fashion Week. Shot using a Lensbaby, the image conveys why I love using that lens. If only I could get away with shooting film on a view camera again. Now that would be something...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Discipline and Ambition

I went on a photo walk earlier today around downtown Tacoma with a friend. This is one of the images that I was fortunate enough to stumble upon. It struck me while capturing the image that I can conceivably post a blog entry daily featuring an original image of my own photography. The idea is intriguing enough that I want to take a crack at it. Hopefully, a little bit of discipline and ambition will benefit me greatly in this goal. Let's see where it leads...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010: Trick... or Treat?

So this is a very cool thing to discover on Halloween -»
For those wondering, one of my images from the 2010 New York Comicon -of zombie afficionado & friend Jason Meehan- is on the front page to CNN's iReport website. The article feature's Jason's efforts to organize the 2010 Asbury Park Zombie Walk and break the Guinness world record for largest amount of zombies gathered for a zombie walk.

Here is a better view of my image on the home page -»
The article itself goes into greater detail on Jason's efforts to gather "the world's largest uprising of the undead!" for the 2010 New Jersey Zombie Walk. All accounts that I've read so far state that Jason's uprising shattered the previous world record, set earlier this year in Seattle. It's been a lot of work and paid off very well for Jason and his team! Congratulations, my friend. :D

Here is the final screencap of the page with the article. You can click on the image to read the article itself.
Being that Halloween is the day of tricks and treats, I think this surprise is one of the coolest treats of all. Happy Halloween! Be safe and have fun everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wedding Brawl: Photographer vs. Videographer

I know that I've had to deal with aggravating videographers before, but this is ridiculous. Watch these two Russian lensmen trade blows while their gear goes flying. I certainly hope all that gear was insured! I wonder if the fight started over an argument between Nikon vs. Canon. It's all in Russian, so I won't really know. I bet that Wedinator is having a field day with this one.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hark! A Zombie in the Midst!

Hark! There is a zombie in the midst!

One of my friends from college is gunning for a Guinness World Record attempt at the end of this month for "The world's largest uprising of the undead!" If you happen to be in New Jersey -or the Tri-State area- swing by Asbury Park on October 30th to overtake the current world record! Check things out on Facebook too!
Here's one of my photos of Zombie Walk General, Jason Meehan, spreading news of the upcoming infection during the 2010 New York Comic Con. While passing out info at the comic con, Max Brooks -the author of World War Z and and The Zombie Survival Guide- approached Jason about his zombie makeup. Of all the people to run into, Jason met him. Talk about lucky, huh?

Anyways, stop by the New Jersey Zombie Walk in Asbury Park on October 30th and maybe -just maybe- the Wookie won't get it... (yes, I know. I threatened a Wookie. Get over it)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blue Milk Special: A Shout Out

Usually when I begin a blog post, I don't always have time to complete it. I know that this is a bad habit -and the purpose of blogging is to actually post updates, not create a digital graveyard of unfinished entries- but I'm excited enough about this news to post

Last week, attending the New York Comic Con I was able to meet Rod & Leanne Hannah of Blue Milk Special. It was one of the reasons why I had wanted to attend the con (in addition to shoot photos along the way) and both Rod and Leanne were extremely gracious and wonderfully fun people to talk with. I was even able to commission a sketch from Leanne featuring some of the BMS characters! I love it. She did a fabulous job.

After stopping by their table, I shot a photo of Rod & Leanne -which they featured in the most current strip of Blue Milk Special. I was more than happy to pass it along to them and can't say enough about how great I think they are. I really appreciate the courtesy sent my way.

So if you have a chance, be certain to check out Blue Milk Special. And if you get a laugh at what Vader has on his coffee mug, then vote for them! Show some love! I'm certain you'll enjoy the rest of what Rod and Leanne have planned as the strip continues.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Starting out with the Basics

This afternoon I pulled out an old film camera for my daughter to play with while I packed for my trip to New Jersey, where I'll be shooting a wedding on October 10th. Look at how natural she is with the camera! Doesn't she look cute, waiting to get that perfect shot? Getting her started on the basics won't be that hard if you ask me! Who knows, perhaps someday she'll be shooting photos along with her mother and myself. A happy father can only dream, right?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York 2010

Last month I had a great opportunity to travel to New York for the Nolcha Fashion Week. While there I shot a lot of great work, from behind the scenes backstage to runway. Here are a few samples to preview. It was great fun, I look forward to similar opportunities in the future!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Still One Bad Mofo

So October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A UK cancer research company set up a photo shoot with Liam Neeson and a few other well-known Brits that feature these girlie pepto-pink purses. The bags are available online in a variety of styles. All of the profits go towards breast cancer research. There's even a behind the scenes video of the shoot.

So the moral of the story is that if Liam Neeson can cuddle with a girlie pink bag and still be a badass m@therf*cker, so can you. Go support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and buy your girlfriend or family member something cute. The world will be better off for it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Talia P. Preview

Earlier this week, I was in Louisville, KY to shoot senior portraits of my sister and her best friend. While I was there, I took advantage of an opportunity to shoot some portraits with Talia -a friend of mine from high school. Here is a preview of the fun that we had. Enjoy!

Friday, June 18, 2010

the Frenzy

A lot of my past three weeks have been filled with non-stop shoots, jobs and assignments. It's great to be so busy, even if I had to sacrifice watching the NBA Finals and thus far, most of the World Cup. Watching Team USA rally to tie Slovenia was a great moment of my week, although USA's third goal should have counted IMHO. It's back to the grind for now. I'm excited to keep busy and be shooting. Hopefully I can watch USA's next game but that all depends on my schedule. Go Team USA. Let's get'r done.

Best overheard World Cup comment of the day so far: "It's hard for USA to win a game when the referee is Slovenia's 12th player."

Second-half sub Maurice Edu appeared to put the U.S. ahead in the 86th minute, poking in a close-range shot after Jozy Altidore headed Landon Donovan's free kick to him. But the goal was disallowed by referee Koman Couilibaly of Mali, apparently for a foul before Edu got the ball.

"I'm a little gutted to be honest," Donovan said. "I don't know how they stole that last goal from us. I'm not sure what the call was. He [the referee] wouldn't tell us what the call was."

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Top 3 Favorite Scenes from LOST

So last night was the series finale for LOST -one of my favorite TV shows. The show has been praised more times and in better ways than I could describe myself, so I'll let the poets do their thing while I compile a list of my top 3 favorite scenes from the series. These scenes are only a small handful among many that I enjoyed through the years but since I find "Top 10" lists excessive and "Top 5" lists only somewhat tolerable, it's the simplicity of a "Top 3" list that satisfies me on a personal level. So here they are:

Pick #1 - The opening scene from "Pilot, Part 1" in Season One.

This scene set the tone for the entire series. Ambitious from the beginning, it introduced multiple characters within a span of minutes. The production quality was matched by the depth of the storyline, including the varying character arcs that all seemingly revolved around themes of redemption, which came to the unexpected -yet unexpectedly satisfying- conclusion with last night's final episode.

Pick #2 - The cereal scene from "The Whole Truth" in Season Two.

This scene was superbly acted and a fantastic hint as to the future character potential for the "Big Three" of Jack, Locke and Ben that would eventually emerge later in the series. Though this scene is played as straight forward as possible by Michael Emerson, the manner in which he preys on Jack & Locke's fears over the Lostie's ignorance of the hatch and their petty in-fighting was a great glimpse at how manipulative Ben Linus was. And then for him to nonchalantly ask for milk, well, there aren't very many scenes I enjoy more than this one.

Pick #3 - The judgement scene from "Dead is Dead" in Season Five.

I included this one for the simple fact that this is what clued me into the fact that John Locke was the Smoke Monster during season 5. "Less is more" is often said & the fact that Locke was conveniently absent the entire time Ben was being "judged" tossed up giant red flags for me. So the reveal at the beginning of season 6 that Locke was not Locke wasn't as much of a surprise for me as it was for other people. Though there are probably other scenes I could include to round out my Top 3, I just want to briefly brag that I had it figured out before you did. So in your face. :P

As with many of my other friends, I'll miss LOST. I won't approach television shows with the same expectations that I had before the series debuted six years ago. LOST raised the standard for TV and I believe it will be a few years until there is another show as richly complex as LOST has been. Until then I'll be content to keep LOST as my constant, knowing that we're all the variables in choosing for ourselves the next great television series.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 Wedding Promo

The Tacoma Wedding Expo is arriving. Since I'm going to be there -although not as a vendor. At least not this year- I spent some time putting together a new promo that features some of my rates and packages for the 2010 wedding season. Travel and secondary photography is not included, but is something that I can definitely add on to my packages and rates. If interested in more details, feel free to email me!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Raising the Stakes

Today I received some big news from back home. As of today, there is a new Crestwood KY Stake. The Louisville KY Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been split to accommodate the growth that has bloomed over the past decade. Some say it's due to the presence of the Louisville, KY LDS temple. I say it's no big surprise. While I was recently in Louisville, I took some time to shoot some photography of the temple. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Night Zero Shout Out

So today I received a highly-anticipated email from the production team of Night Zero: my new favorite comic series. They had a photo booth set up during the Emerald City ComiCon. I consider myself lucky to have stumbled upon their table. Produced here in Seattle, Night Zero features a storyline revolving around two of my favorite themes: post-apocalyptic storytelling and zombies. After I learned about the process used to create the series -they shoot each frame in HDR and assemble the images in post-production- I took the Night Zero team up on a chance to have a photo captured in the style of the series. Here I am posing with Marathon, one of the characters from Night Zero. Enjoy!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bizcard Designing Storm

So one of the upcoming projects that I will be tackling is to finally complete a redesign of my business card and logo. I've had some great ideas in mind for a few weeks, I merely need to buckle down and get to work. Once I have some new cards put together, I'll post them up for a quick review. Until then!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Waiting in the Wings

My flight back from Louisville arrived early. An hour early. So while I patiently wait to head home, I'm taking a moment to post some photos I shot while landing in Cincinnati on the way back to Seattle from Louisville. I don't pretend to know what regulations TSA has for people snapping photos on airplanes nowadays, but I love these two images for their ambiguous simplicity. Leave a comment, let me know what you think. Feedback is always appreciated by yours truly.

On a different note, the memorial service for my grandfather was a thoughtful and enriching celebration of his life. I'm glad that I was able to be there. I'll be sure to post some photos tomorrow, after I've had time to catch up from all this crazy traveling!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

One of the Cutest Retro Wedding Invites Ever

I stumbled across this very cute, very retro 8-bit wedding invitation thanks to fellow wedding photographer friend Jason Meehan, of Jason Meehan Photography. Featured on Gizmodo, the invitations were created by the bride and groom and are a throw back to the old-school Mario and Donkey Kong video games.
Take a look for yourself:

The options for play offer both the bride and the groom. It makes me marvel at some of the genius ideas that people come up with for their weddings. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Out on the Farm

I spent part of last week out in Eatonville to help out some friends of the family. While out there, I captured some great photography on the farm. Here is one of my preferred images, the illustrious Fossen on the prowl.
The second image is one that I shot after learning my grandfather had passed away.
I like some of the things going on in the image, but the photo that best expresses my feelings about my grandfather's passing can be seen here.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gone From My Sight

My grandfather died yesterday. His passing was unexpected. His presence will be missed. After hearing details last night from my family about how quickly he passed, I went outside into the cold night air and shot some new work. His encouragement and influence helped inspire me to become an artist. To pursue a career as a photographer. I will miss his stories and the excitement that I felt each time I would stop in for a visit.
A friend sent me this poem after hearing of my family's loss. I'm grateful for good friends, as the words bring me some comfort at this moment in time.

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white
sails to the morning breeze and starts
for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until at length
she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come
to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says;
"There, she is gone!"

"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull
and spar as she was when she left my side
and she is just as able to bear her
load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone
at my side says, "There, she is gone!"
There are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad
"Here she comes!"
And that is dying.

by Henry Van Dyke, a 19th Century clergyman, educator, poet, and religious writer

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eu Sinto por Notte Sento

Notte Sento is a beautifully composited short film set in Rome, one that I stumbled upon through a friend. The short is made from over 4500+ still photographs and has a lovely romantic theme. I really like the concept and hope to replicate the method with a short film of my own. Perhaps while I am in Miami this spring, I can take advantage of the locale and do it then!

Notte Sento (English subtitles) from Daniele Napolitano on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fantasia Floral at the Seattle Wedding Show

Sunday I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the 2010 Seattle Wedding Show. A two-day event, it's quite easy to be overwhelmed by the hundreds of caterers, florists, DJ's, hotels, jewelers, wedding planners and more participating in the show. I left wishing that I could have spent more time to meet and network with other wedding vendors.

Fortunately, I met up with Michael Thomas, owner of Fantasia Floral, to photograph his floral arrangements and the booth he designed for the expo show. Michael's bouquets were even on stage during the fashion show. I captured some lovely photos and am glad to have met Michael. A very courteous and creative designer, Michael and his team did a great job for the trade show. Take a look and enjoy the photos!