Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Feast Eyes ONE AND ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY quinceanera, fashion, seniors, model portfolios, family portrait UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY
you have landed on the best portraiture photography around
at ease captain and
hollister clothing company employee and model
I am an award winning nationally published editorial fashion and portrait photographer.
I have had work in magazines ranging the spectrum from
Newsweek, Forbes, Ocean Drive, NY Magazine, Penthouse, Ski Racing, Miami Dolphins Game Day, to Architectural Digest, Boca Raton Observer, Sotheby's and Florida Business News, Miami Living, Florida Inside Out and many more!
If you live in Florida, you have probably driven under billboards with my photographs on them.
You may have ridden busses that are pasted with my work.
If you read magazines, you have seen my work.
Where of it
i shoot from helicopters and small planes, i shoot from horseback, camelback, switchback, aboard hard driving sloops, from war torn country lanes and yowling dingo dog half baked red dust slick rock canyons, i shoot in pools and in blue room tubes, west suit stormsuit from Kazakstan to Rangoon, i shoot from mountain tops and desert floors, i shoot on blue moons and rising tides, mainly i shoot people
Why of it
I want to expand my market, but truthfully? seriously?
I want to shoot more often cuz that's what I love to do!
I love the challenge of a cool location, duller ones being cooler cuz they're more challenging
dung IS dung but it might can work
i love making a photograph, constructing it through the initial concept, the adding up of all the elements the structure, the composition, the visual and pyschological, the psychosommatic the neuronal the impart YOU bring and how it works the alignment of wind and fire earth and water all the digits working together fighting and throwing in to make an image that is more than you or I or the moment it was in
the scream the smile the torque which is a slew of junk in time that came together
i love the still image and love it best when we can see what added up to make it
You want an amazing photograph...
You are in the right place.
Check out the latest from kool shotz- seniors, family get together, quinceanera, debutante, coming out, graduation, a self immolating, self aggrandizing, selflessly self promoting one of a kind, unique, never seen elsewhere or ever again portrait memorializing you.
an unforgettable photograph of you!
what's a good picture? what's the difference between good and bad?
why not video? why a still image?
LOOK ON dear reader
some serious eye festivities
a contrasty, mildly edgy on location photograph
note how the beautiful and soft girl is shot in an ugly and hard location
now that's contrasty
now that's cool
that's why I hate studio shooting- you can't duplicate cool edgy backgrounds indoors with muslim cloths and white seamless paper
think about this being a single frame in a 30 minute tv show- the plot and ads and other actors DETRACT from this moment shared by me and her and... you!
digital art kind of
does it work, is it applicable, what is too digital, when can it be cool
This fellow above-and Jesus below- a four tour vet, has fought off sickle-wielding al qaeda fanatix in Fallujah and terrorists in Bosnia, hence the tightly cropped look at his face and eyes is appropriate.
The famous La Pieta is found in the Vatican and sculpted by Michelangelo
but here's my/our version- yes, our version
because a photograph, any photograph, is a collaborative effort.
this could be you @ 4 feet tall by 6 feet wide hanging over your mantlepiece in a fine hand-carved mahogany wood frame
have you ever dreamed of being Joan of Arc? Venus de Milo? Fred Astaire?
If you are alive, you have dreamed
I can make it happen
we can shoot a famous movie or tv scene with you as the star!
you as religious art?
or as a famous fashion model?
Gizella for a day?
Mr. Gonzales Goes to Washington?
Mr. Red Reservoir Dogs?
Float like a Butterfly?
This fellow was attending a finale for Model La Latina, which I covered for Si TV out in LA.
Since I only shoot great pictures, I take assignments like this seriously and pull out the stops.
I never don't in fact.
I brought 6 strobes (@ $1G) and set up MY location and asked event goers to step in to MY set on the La Latina set. Note: MY LOCATION MY SET. You can't make great photos at a big event using on camera flash and a dslr set on automatic.
You can't. I can't. They can't.
You can and do make snapshots- ohhh, look at barney! He's trashed! How cute.
But I can if I can produce and control the location, the light and the camera.
You're wanting to be your real inner sanctus omnibus creep, Ebaneezer Scrooge?
I use the best equipment available. The gear is expensive and super high rez.
A flash bulb costs $450. The bulb.
Why? Best gear makes best pictures. This is NOT point and shoot, digital slr set on auto photography. In fact, there is nothing automatic here at all. It is all manually set up, exactingly and expertly lit and selected to optimize the results- to get you the Ferrari of Photographs.. Automatic on a station wagon versus paddle shifter on a high performance car...
I don't shoot without a hair and make up person because your pictures won't look as good as they could. My people are experts at making you look your best. I am expert at bringing that out in a photograph.
You will look your best, even if you want a grunge look!
I am not cheap, in fact I am expensive.
I know you want the best for the least- we all do
But $value$ is the real word we are discussing
The best watch, the best car, the best horse, the best whiskey, the best computer, the best golf bag, the best jet... they cost a lot of money
They deliver a lot of value to those who can afford them
So do my pictures
we are hoping to hear from you and to contribute to making the making of your photograph the very best next event of your life