Saturday, March 24, 2007
I have actually been back in Texas for about a week now but it took me that long to recover from my 2 week road trip to Phoenix, LA and Vegas. Vegas was my final stop. Loaded with a car full of Marrika Nakk's clothes, I headed for the desert where I met up with Emily and headed out to Red Rock Nat. Park. What a great location for shooting. There is a narrow window for shooting there though. Too early and your fighting mid day sun and too late you lose your light pretty fast behind the mountains. We got some great shots. It wasn't all shooting though, I was in Vegas afterall. One of my best friends, Fred Ballard and his wife Terry were there too so we met up at the MGM and hung out for the evening. Nothing like $7 beers and $15 Frech toast for breakfast. Now it's time to start editing pictures so I can update my website. I'll keep you posted
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I had another great shoot with Lauren today at Marrika's house. We had a short day because Lauren had several auditions this afternoon. I seem to do better when I 'm under pressure with time. I think I got some of my best shots today. All these new photos are going to be used on her new website and for her ad in Cowboys and Indians magazine that I will be designing also. Tomorrow I am heading out to Vegas to shoot with my good friend Emily. I probably chose the worst weekend to go though. Spring Break and MArch Madness is going to make it a nightmare getting there from LA. I'll let you know
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I am hanging out today enjoying my day off in Pasadena, CA. This trip has far exceeded my expectations. Upon my arrival I met with Marrika and her assistant Corrina over dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel. Corrina is from El Salvador, where I just returned from a surfing trip so we had a lot to talk about since she hasn't been home in 15 years. Her story was amazing. Marriaka has been a joy to work with. Our first shoot was in her Hollywood home with the lovely Lauren Elaine. Lauren was amazing to work with. She made my job very easy. Things went so well that we are shooting again on Thur. and I am so looking forward to it. I am heading to Marrika's house this afternoon to schedule our next shoot. Sunday I had an 8 hr shoot for an independent film poster. I can't post the pics yet but trust me, It's going to be awesome.
Friday, March 2, 2007
Well, all my hard work is finally about to pay off. I am heading out to LA in the morning to meet with fashion designer Marrika Nakk. I discovered her work by shooting for Brocante, a small boutique here in Wimberley TX. I emailed Marrika to see if she would be interested in letting me photograph for her. She called me back immediately and started sending me clothes and giving me complete creative control of the shoots. Things are really taking off between the two of us so now I am heading to LA to actually meet Marrika and do some shoots there. While in the area I will be shooting with several other models including the beautiful Alike Boggan, #20 on Deal or No Deal. On my way to LA I will be stopping in Phoenix for a shoot and after LA I will be heading to Yosemite and then off to Vegas to shoot with Emily. An amazing friend and model who helped me build my portfolio when I was first starting out in fashion photography. So, I will keep you posted on my travels. Adios for now