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Sometimes a product just screams how to be lit. It was a dream come true shooting  white geometric shapes on dark backgrounds…lots of fun with texture, highlights and shadows. We worked with Davidson and Belluso advertising creating images for their client Techlite Acoustics website. Here are screen shots of some of the pages as well some of the images.

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Coldstone Creamery is a client we’ve worked with for quit awhile. Every time we shoot I enjoy the process as well as the sweet taste of every item we shoot. Here are the last couple of seasonally promos followed by some behind the scenes snaps!

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Thanks goes out to Jana, Robb, Andrew, Kim, Jill, Kate and Rob.

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I need to stay accountable to my photographic passion. There’s no better way to do that then to get other photographers together and assign a weekly project that we all show one another and then discuss the outcomes as a group. We are accountable to ourselves and the group! So here’s my first project for the group critique. Hope there will be many more to come.

Sketching helps me flush out ideas:

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I just finished a little project for Fairytale Brownies. They wanted to create some fun  editorial style still lifes for social media depicting an assortment of holidays and occasions.

Happy future holidays!

 

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Here’s a couple of recent projects…all very healthy indeed! Images for Sprouts Farmer’s Market annual report and shots to introduce Vemma’s new healthy and tasty Verve coffee drink. Thanks to everyone who was involved and a special thanks goes out to these great clients. BULK CARROTS SUPPLEMENTS FRUIT VEMMA
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Here’s a compilation of images created for Pine Valley Foods, The Sphinx Date Ranch of Phoenix and Theresa’s Marshmellows Cookbook. From healthy date shakes to crunchy flavored pop-corn to the sweetness of a world of marshmellows…this is some of the work that has occupied the studio for the early part of the year…Happy March!

Butter and Maple Pancake flavorings.

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Bacon and Cheese flavorings.

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Pistachio Chocolate and Carmel Coffee Pecan flavors.

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Key Lime and Ginger Bread flavors.

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Cranberry Orange Walnut and Chili Lime Mango flavors.

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Driving around and rushing to get errands completed…I slow to make a right turn and out of the corner of my eye I see a giant sandwich…hmmm that looks tasty. What a shocker it is to see food shots I’ve done on the side panel of a truck…like a billboard on wheels.

It’s always nice to be surprised!

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I was in Italy this past September. I’ve never been out of the country before other than a trip to Vancouver Canada or Nogales Mexico, which is not saying much! My work takes place in a dark 2000 square foot studio shooting things that don’t talk back…still life, food and product. I saw this European trip as an opportunity to shed the constrains I place on myself in my daily photographic routine. I decided to take one camera and one lens. My choice was the 50mm lens which best resembles our own visual view of the wold as seen through our eyes. I wanted to shoot the people, places and tables-scapes that I immediately responded to without any preconceived notions.

My approach to shooting people was to shoot mostly from the hip (literally) I didn’t want anyone knowing they were being photographed. This was very exciting because I never really knew what I was going to get, and that didn’t matter.  I let my intuition and understanding of the field of view of my lens guide me. After each day of shooting I would go back to the hotel and look at my files and enjoy the surprises.

I let everything I shot be quick, spontaneous and completely composed in the full frame of the viewfinder. I kept a promise to myself that I wouldn’t crop my way into a better picture…it must all be there in frame or forget it.

So here are some of the results…Enjoy!

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It’s getting to be holiday time and Sprouts Farmers Market is ready with some new and unique recipes to spice up the season. The studio was asked to create a series of recipe shots with a “Bon Appetite Magazine” feel where things are styled more loosely and have a believable feel. The creative director built the surface we shot on and the stylist choose a rustic approach to the propping.

A special thanks goes out to Tim, Maggie and Dina as well as the food-stylists Kim and Jill and my assistant Rob!

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ARIPCOT CANAPES
ROASTED SWEET POTATOES AND PEARS
LEMON BRUSSEL SPROUTS

CRANBERRY AND CHERRY SAUCE
SPINACH AND MUSHROOM SALAD
CRANBERRY SALSA AND CHIPS

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What can I do when it’s hotter than hell outside and all my projects have wrapped  and I have some time on my hands…I know, create a challenge. Go to the store and buy a bunch of canned fruit and canned veggies and have a studio play date. It’s always a good exercise to try to find  beauty in the most banal things that are always around us on a daily basis.

So here are the results of a day of play!

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