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.
(Via PDN Pulse รก la Gawker TV from Photography Bay)

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!