Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MODEL WRANGLING

This is an effective technique to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera.  I call it "Mickey Sickey"




Thursday, January 17, 2013

CHOCOLIP

Pucker up and check out the Vosges Valentines catalog I recently shot.  The inspiration was to utilise the dynamic color palate of the ingredients or the packaging and paint the lips similarly to how the truffles get painted.  Here are the results!








... and here is  our elegant model Carly (Ford Models) and wicked talented make-up artist Chrisondra (Ford artist) working their booties off!

Monday, January 14, 2013

PUP PUREE

I recently started making dog food from scratch for Ninja and Hercules.  WHY??!??!?  When I was feeding them the normal kibble and pet food stuff, it was just a passing task that didn't mean much, they were like, "food, whatever" and I felt the same way.  I now experience the great satisfaction of watching the dogs devour their food with glee, it makes me feel special, and I also know exactly what they are eat and that they are getting great nutrition.  PLUS, I don't have to go to a different store to get their food, they eat what I eat.

An added bonus is their fur is luxurious, dense, and super soft for extra great cuddling.

Other additions are oatmeal, ground flax seed, pureed lentils, brown rice, pureed spinach, pureed kale, pureed butternut squash, pureed carrots, olive oil.

 I avoid onions, garlic, potatoes, raisins, grapes.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MINI ME



On a whim, I went to the new Fiat dealership on Randolph to check out this new little car I'd been seeing pop up here and there.   Within 1 hour of my visit I found my lips uttering the words... 

"Fuckit, Ill take it."  
My past memories of driving a stick shift and buzzing around in the first car I ever drove, a red Fiat spitfire, came back to life.   This thing is the funnest thing to drive (of course I got stick shift).  When my body settles into the seat, everything is supposed to be where it is.  My favorite part is that there are no frills, bullshit, unnecessary buttons and gadgets that fill up the dashboard.  Everything I need is there, and nothing else.  


a week later...


My friend Sonia was interested in a little car as well, and she had her eye on a Mini Cooper.  We were excited to get our butts in one to check it out.  The Mini Coopers interior is nothing but contradictions, a claustrophobic pile of unnecessary fake glam.  

My favorite part though was when we told the Cooper salesman that it's a cute car, he said "we aren't allowed to say that word, we can say its sporty."  WHAT THE FUCK!  They aren't allowed to say what it really is?!?  What kind of bullshit is that?  Its a mini, things that are mini are cute!  

Sonia and I scooted out of there and off to the Fiat dealership so she could see the difference.  We were met with the salesman who sold me my car, he unabashedly said cute, unashamed and proud of the Fiats cuteness.

This quote was in the Fiat brochure, which perfectly encapsulates the feeling of the car and also how I approach photography.    


Thursday, January 3, 2013

USE THE FORCE

An other fun and fabulous day with Time Out Magazine, I love playing with athletes and people who know how to use their bodies.



See my unbeatable strength as I do curls with Hercules.



Hair/Makeup -Chrisondra Boyd
Assistant - Ashton Ray Hansen
Wardrobe - Erika Dufour
Special thanks to Model wranglers and charmers - Ninja and Hercules