What I'm doing. Where I've been. What I saw. And why I shot it.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

stop action video FTW

I got bogged down editing a personal project: portraits I made at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in 2010 and 2012.

What to do?
A stop action video using about 3000 of the images I shot. It's sort of a home  movie for a very large, very knit covered family.  I purposefully kept it a little wonky, and very speedy. When the book and e-book come up, everyone can stare athe images as long as they wish! 
Meanwhile, how fun to use this medium to give a sneak peek of what I am up to. And so many  people have watched it--over 11,000 in the last 10 days--you have to admire the power of online videos. 
More info here.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

recently published: Green Mountain Weekend

In mid August, I photographed an ebook for a lovely client, Green Mountain Spinnery.  The theme? Autumn weekend in New England,  showcasing eight woolly designs, all knit up in the spinnery's natural fiber (read: warm) yarns. And now, the ebook's released!
Love the cover design, featuring the hat Margaret's Tam
Truth is, I like the challenge of faking a season. An excuse for using cider donuts as a prop? Yes, please.
The Aria Tunic.
Want to guess how long those donuts lasted once we had the shot?
Thanks to the good humor of my [real people] models wearing all the layers in summer, the talent of our makeup artist DD Nickel, and me bossing around the models to stand in front of old barns instead of our location's lush vegetable patches and flower gardens, we pulled off  the ruse.
Odiorne sweater. She was scared balancing on the barrel but hid it well, right?
Putney Mountain vest
There's more I want to say about this shoot, and show...but I guess that'll be another post--today it really is a splendid autumn day, I need to get out there and enjoy the season in real life, not just in my photos.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

it's still all about the light

More and more I love the backlight.
Carrots, Maine. September .
Although, when it's just right, the front light is pretty damn good, too. More about the location and shoot below, here.
Downeast Maine blueberry barren location. June.
oh Maine. Way to steal a location photographer's heart, every time.