Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"I'm not bad, I'm just photographed that way." Those of you who have seen the 1988 film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", will recognize that line, and this character.
I recently realized why I enjoy creating these Disney characters so much....it's because it combines my love for animation and my love for photography. These projects are a lot of fun, and very tough to walk away from. They are extremely challenging, but I find them very rewarding in the end.
Like the others I've done, the goal is always the same......to make the animated character come to life. And I try to do that to the best of my limited abilities and resources.
Let me make something clear here.....YES, this is a real person. Her name is Courtney and she was a great sport through the whole thing. Yes, there is a lot of photoshop work involved to make Courtney "become" Jessica Rabbit....about 30 hours worth.
This is MY interpretation of the character, it may differ from yours.
Thank you for stopping by.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
I recently had one of my photos featured on the cover of Galardon Magazine. The model was once again, Jessie Camacho. She has really helped me get my work out there, and I'm very appreciative. And as you all know, I'm a big supporter of the Hispanic community.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Art of Disney Princess Book finally came out! It only took a year! I was honored to be a part of this with my fellow character artists and designers. For those of you not familiar with the book, every artist was allowed to do their own version or "interpretation" of Disney princess in any medium. I chose photography. Go pick up a copy today!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Heyyy, what's going on with the blogs?? Are people slowing down? I hope not. Don't see a lot of posts out there lately.
Anyway, here's Whitney.....she really brought the energy and had a terrific smile. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.
On a different note, I just packed up my studio (also known as my master bedroom), because I'll be moving on Saturday to a bigger (and hopefully better) place with fresh new shooting opportunities. I'm looking forward to it. I may not post for a couple weeks until I finish the transition. But when I DO finally get settled, the blog posts will be a-flyin' once again!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This shot was done for a campaign called "Bullets 4 Peace", an organization that takes used bullet casings, which are meant to be reused in streets and battlefields, and turns them into beautiful jewelry pieces that promote peace and compassion. Proceeds from sales help support various charitable organizations. For more info, please check out www.bullets4peace.com.
This shot was featured in the latest issue of La Costa Magazine.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I recently shot the cover for "Latin Star" magazine, which was very exciting. There was a small entourage over here at my place during this shoot, but we had a lot of fun. As you all know, I'm a big supporter of the Latin community.....como siempre! A special thanks to Jessie Camacho, one of my "All Star" models. We have shot together 4 times now, and we always get great stuff.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is a shoot I've wanted to do for a long long time. Pocahontas is the first project I worked on when I started at Disney in 1994. So it always reminds me of that time in my life and how inspired I was at that young age.
This is the third princess shoot I've done, and the goal for me is always the same.....to make the character from the animated film come to life. I think to myself, "If this character was a living, breathing person, what would she look like?" And I try to make that happen to the best of my limited abilities.
The model's name is Sherri, and I felt she had the right hair, skin tone, facial structure, eyes, lips and physique to make this character come to life. I had the costume made, it is a one of a kind. And luckily, it fit Sherri perfectly. She was very excited to become Pocahontas, and I thought she did a great job. I worked hard on this, and I'm pleased with the results.
Again this is MY vision of this particular Disney Princess.....it may differ from yours.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
There are good models, and there are great models, Vanessa is the latter.
Vanessa came back a week later for another shoot, and I'm very glad she did. We got some great stuff once again! Her dark skin and light green eyes makes her very striking.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
I recently had one of my photos featured in a Latin lifestyle magazine called, "La Costa." They even gave me credit and spelled my name right. The shot was of my friend, Jessie Camacho, who I've photographed several times. She's the host of the TV show, "Descontrol" on the Spanish television network, Telemundo. And as you all know, I'm a big supporter of the Hispanic community.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Maria....(pronounced "Maur-ee-uh") and I shot together once before. I asked you to guess her ethnicity. She is Pakistani.....but can pull off looks of several different ethnicities. Her face has an amazing structure to it. Great eyes, beautiful nose, amazing lips, killer jawline.....and that's just her face!