Great couple. Good friends. Here's a few from their wedding day.
I think over the past year i've started to allow myself to indulge in the idea of "play." It seems children learn much through play. It's in the process of play that perhaps they learn to orient things abstractly and uniquely. At the risk of voiding my audience's expectations, I'll indulge in a measure of play in upcoming works.
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 Fuji 100
In Lucem is a portraiture series that I have been working on for two years. The opening that happend monday nov. 14th was a huge success. All pieces were shot with 8x10" Kodak Ektar. The pieces themselves are all 40x50 inches. Needless to say, it's a big show!
Show Stylist: Kourtney Jackson
Show address: University Gallery 13800 Biola ave. La Mirada Ca, 90638
For the Past two years I have been working on a body of work that's finally being brought to light. The opening reception will be held at the Biola University gallery. Please join us as we celebrate the debut of the collection.
Opening Weekend this past weekend, was a three day extravaganza of shooting very eager students and parents romping around the campus. The energy and crowds were a bit overwhelming at times, especially when each day made for a 12 hour work day; it was a fun set of shoots to kick off the semester with!
Biola University had it's traditional opening day chapel service. During the inspiring service new students and faculty alike were welcomed into the Biola family. Here's a few pictures from the service;
This past weekend my good friend and I headed to see the handy work of Leaonard Knight. Here's just a few from our time there, i'll post some more soon.
As promised my first ever case study of, "Your First Book Is On Us" poster! I Collaborated with the wonderful designer known as John Choura. He rocked it and tied this bad boy together with his mad design skills. YAO!
Somewhat similar to the Biola University Facebook fan-page. My good Friend John Choura and I collaborated on making this 24x30 poster. John worked over the type and content while I sorted out the photo compositing, and the creation of the atmosphere. I'll post a case study of this collaboration soon.
Here's just a few from Jake & Hannah's engagement shoot. They were taken at Universal Studio's City Walk & LA's Abandoned Zoo.
Kent Twitchell's been restoring the mural at Biola. In the midst of this process, I stumbled on a striking moment.
I was privileged to work with Team One on the set of Belkin's modem campaign. I lit the shots for both of the productions days and assisted my good friend Neph Trejo. I'm pretty stoked about how our collaboration came out!
Today I woke up and missed so many things -- So I decided to dig up a few pictures from my Italy trip.
Film pictures | Kodak Portra - 400
Rob Lister's putting publishing a new book -- Here's one from the shoot...
It's been a long time coming but the CIVA conference has finally made it to Biola. The art department approached me a while back a commisioned a series that negotiates the topic of matter and Spirit-- Wow! talk about ambiguous!
Wax on Glass: Ashleigh Allard
Model: Kristy Cavinder
Stylist: Kourtney Jackson
I did all the Photography and editing for the new Rosemead School of Psychology view book. Needless to say I'm just a little excited to see this beauty come back! The concept for this view book was really interesting; How to convey the idea that the school of psychology deals directly with sometimes messy human conditions, but convey it in a way that is inviting. We decided to focus on portraiture that utilized the interplay of light and dark to convey this idea. Here's just a few frames we took for the book:
This commissioned series of Portraits attempts to account emotions by time and space, through making use of one frame. Though the images have been edited, the multiple exposures were executed in-camera. The full show is up for viewing in the Biola University Library. Here's a couple frames from the show:
Former Biola Alum, Judith Hill was gracious enough to sit in for a portrait. The portrait was taken after a Japam Tsunami Relief benefit concert.
8x10 | Kodak Ektar
We may or may not have been slaving away at producing The Point Magazine. This is the main reason why I've been lagging on the blog posts. The magazine comes out on Monday, and i definitely encourage everyone to try and grab one. This particular magazine will be distinctly different from the issues that have preceded it! Here's an excerpt from and a portrait in the spirit of our story titled, Faces:
8x10 Kodak Ektar 100 Film
Soooo... I may or may not be feeling a little brave today. For the first time this is a post straight from the camera. Absolutely no editing. I may edit these later so you can see the difference, but til then, enjoy!
After my initial water shoot Jake was interested in shooting some, "Save The Dates" underwater. The results were interesting and compelling. Here's a handful from the shoot.
Stay posted for the rest of em....Super fun!
The Golden Days stole the show when it comes down to it. With their effervescent sound they beckoned to all those that have ears to come and boogy.
Here's a sneak peak at something I'm working on... Stay on the up n up n check back here, as we're unloading some interesting pieces for the upcoming CIVA conference.
Biola University is offering New and Transferring students their first book. There was a real time crunch to get this one turned out. After shooting all the elements independently in the studio, I sat down, and had one long evening compositing this ad. We were trying to capitalize on unifying the thumbnails in such a manner that supported the profile image. Check it:
I have been really curious what it would be like to shoot some portraits under water. A handful of brave friends came and were a huge help, as this shoot ended up being way more than I bargained for!
After 2 1/2 hours in the freezing cold water I decided to call it a wrap one a very interesting shoot. I may or may not be shooting more this weekend, even some "save the dates". Keep on the look out those should be coming out soon; If I can bare the frigid water once more! YaoooO!
The boys from The Habitat and Hungry Mind Ent. have done it again! They threw a killer dance party at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The night kicked off with Dj Flavio, followed by a performance by Mahler, and closed out by Dj Dlux. In true Suns out Guns out fashion, everyone came rockin a tank and an expectation to dance the night away!
True to form the night was awesome and super fun! Hope you enjoyed looking at the pics as much as I enjoyed taking them!
My boys from Phinehas rocked it last night at Chain Reaction in Anaheim.
Keep a look out more pictures coming soon!
So I have been fevorishly trying to shoot the Biola bell tower to meet the print deadline for the new Student & Staff ID cards. Along the way I was moved by something beautiful.
A number of design students, from Biola's University's Design Forms class, created an interesting packaging design concept for the Olive oil present at the university. The University has fully embraced the hard work of these students and are going to go into production in the near future.
Clean and Sophisticated...Nice!
Biola Alum Judith Hill came and performed for the Jazz (Japan) relief benefit concert that took place last week. She came and rocked the conservatory with her sophisticated sound! Here are a few pics of here doing here thing!
Keep a look out for an film 8x10 I took of her!
So I'm the Creative Director for The Point magazine. I'm super stoked about this particular issue. This issue of the magazine is going to be an intrinsically visceral experience that will hopefully reconstruct cultural paradigms that we subscribe to regarding success.
Behind the scenes photos courtesy of Kelsey Heng.
That's an 8x10 film camera that i'm shooting with; with it i'll be exploring portraiture in the magazine, much like what I did with the portrait of Jon Anderson. If you are interested in knowing more about the magazine either check out our blog or the website.
For those of you unfamiliar with Judith check our music here! (Girls got pipes!!) Be on the look out I am or may not have shot her portrait with the ever so lovely 8x10 camera! More pics coming soon!
Fuji 4×5″ 100 B&W
I'm pretty stoked that my good friends Steve & Amanda are getting married!! On a side note I realized that I haven't been utilizing B&W enough, so keep on the lookout for more of that in future work. Yao!
Fuji 4x5" 100 B&W
This is an older picture that has yet to see the light of day. I shot this about six months ago and never got the chance to properly edit the image. It's an attempt at mimicking Chuck Close's portrait of Kate Moss.
Kodak 8x10 Ektar 100
Keep a look out for more of the fabulous duo!
So i'm super stoked that my older brother Mark is getting married to the ever so lovely Tara. Here are a handful of pictures from the shoot.
A month or two later and I barely unloaded my cf cards from Italy. I feel obliged to throw up a few pictures to start the visual conversation to describe how amazing this trip of Italy was!
YES! I even dabbled with abstractions! More coming soon!
More pictures coming sooon!
Our good friends Carrie Ratcliff, and Sarah Grunder-pants were baptized today at southlands (our church). It was great to celebrate with our friends as they made some big decisions! Yao!
What a great day!
Good Friends of mine Jack and Veronica Wingard just had their baby. CONGRATU-FREAKING-LATIONS!
She is soooooo beautiful! So good!
For one of my assignments I had to create a sculpture that accounted for suggested and actual planes. Naturally I took the opportunity to have a little fun and scaled up my eye wear. The glass are 24" wide and 24" long.
As the foundations are laid and the walls erected for the new building that will house Talbot school of Theology, a time capsule was laid. This particular time capsule contains items that denote the culture of today, and a letter written to a people that have are yet to be born as the time capsule will be unearthed a 100 years from now.
In the midst of Spirit Week Biola University invites alumni to come back and to be recognized for their accomplishments in their respective fields of work.
The following image is a digital test shot that I took while I was shooting 8x10 film. I'm still waiting to get the film back from Swan Photo Lab, so in the mean time here's a small sampling of what's to come!
If you want to check out some of Jon Anderson's work http://www.jonathanandersonpaintings.com/ he's a brilliant person/artist/professor.
I'm working on Rosmeade school of psychology's new view book and here's just one image I shot and edited. Notice, the hand, clock and light... they may or may not have been moved. :] The left image is raw.
Biola University was privy to debut of the "Doing The Right Thing," tour put on by Chuck Colson and his mis ministries, PFM (Prisin Fellowhsip Ministries), and Break Point. It was a collaborative conversation about Ethics and culture through thought provoking speakers such as; Frank Pastore, Sean Mcdowell, John Stonestreet, and of course Chuck Colson. Here are some pictures from the event.
For more information about the conference check out Biola's event recap. http://www.biola.edu/news/articles/2011/110207_colson.cfm
Eric Metaxas, author of BonHoeffer, came and spoke at Biola University. Here's a handful from the luncheon.
I am a huge fan of new Begninngs. I love the start of new semesters, and all the opportunities that come thereafter. Here's a handful of pictures from Biola's Convocation ceremony.
Biola University's basketball coach has joined the select group of coaches to reach 800 wins. He's 1 of 16 in the nation and the only in California. Here's a few shots from the game/celebration.
So i've been wildly too busy and overcommited to some project this past semester. Today I had a couple of shoots lined up as we wrapped up shooting Rosemeade School of Psychology's viewbook. Here's a gem of a frame from the shoot.
B. Miller is my boss' boss. And a great creative director/model stand in! :]
It's really not even fair to post about Matilda... She's just that cute!
like I said...tooo Cute!
Midnight was legit! Here are some pics...
Done n done!
Brian Miller: Creative director... Boss extrodinaire!
So I did some surgery on a shoot I head with the president.
Just another day in the office :]
This weekend I shot an event at Biola...Here's just two frames that I thought were tasty!
This is one of my most unique blog posts, i think, partly due to the fact that I have been studying Formalism, modern and postmodern artists, and I was amazed at how it has influenced my framing choices as of late. Glow was an amazing art event in Santa Monica! But better than the art were the people that it drew.
That's the nicest McDonalds i've ever seen!
I probably shouldn't get so close to other people's kids hu? hahaOnly picture of Chelsea I got all day, she was a ninja but I got her!
There's me doing my thang! Sydney n I were learning how to tribal dance...OW OW!
Check out our shadows, so nuts and not enhanced! (projection art made this effect)
This weekend has been quite extraordinary. This saturday A group of friends and I headed down to the La Printing fair which is was comprised of a variety of letterpresses and printing machines; for those of you who are not really aware about printing methods. The event basically was a jolly adventure down a whimsical road to a land created by dr. seuss. These machines were nuts looking and so were some of the people. But, it was great all the same!
Seussical Printing :]
This is only the first part of our day. After we peaced out form the printing fair we headed to Santa Monica for GLOW....YAOOO!
Nation Ball at Biola is a pretty Big deal. It's finds itself at the beginning of the semester, and it's a great excuse for people just to go nuts! I think I hands down prefer people watching over dodgeball any day! Here's a handful from the evening!
This was a simple experiment in moving portraiture. The concept stems from the idea that still frame cameras seem to be exceedingly joined with motion pictures. In light of the increased accessibility of the these two, once distinct mediums, what would it look like to integrate the two?
One of my co-workers Emily Pardy brought her baby to visit us at work! Apparently I made quite the impression on her!
We did as many did and went the the orange county fair. Walking in it literaly felt like an explosion of color, crazy people and energy! needless to say I was really thankful this was one such occasion where I brought my camera for the heck of it! Shooting from the hip certainly has it's advantages! And let's not lie here I kinda feel like a cowboy when I do it!
Meet my good friends Steven n Amanda!
I'm not a creeper or anything but I thought the kids here were really awesome! I'm not gona lie, it kinda took me back.
I'm slightly over 6ft. and this was taken at eye level. BIG BOOTY! (true story I went around the corner there and stuck the camera in this massive steers face and he did NOT like that! Everyone in the tent gasped and the steer took a quick steps in my direction. GAH!
not so much :] P.s She knew... we aren't those guys!
The crap people do for entertainment!
Tell me this isn't brilliant! Whoever was the genius for thinking of sending these two off deserves something tasty!
All in all a totally a great evening! Only 3oo some odd days till the next one :]
In light of the hipster Christianity event i figured i would be a little "hip" myself a do a diptych blog post. Trendy right....
Find out mroe about Hipster Christianity @ http://hipsterchristianity.com/
So Last night we had so much fun celebrating with our good friend Brett McCracken, at his book release party. Hipster Christianity. More pictures to come soon!
For those of you who don't know, this is some of the IMC Crew... Yeah were family!
Design Lizard found his way into our bathroom...I'm not gona lie i was tempted to keep him! In memory of the Design (he hung out on my sketchbook) lizard wherever you may be :]
My Buddy Joshua Watson and I, were privileged with the opportunity to shoot the Josh Ritter concert at the Henry Ford Music Box, in Hollywood. I'll be honest, I only had passing knowledge of Josh Ritter before the show, but I definitely left a fan. The Royal City band kicked off an awesome night!
Above he's playing the bones, [kind of like playing spoons I'd imagine] Crazy cool!
The bassist had hands down some of the best facial hair that I have seen in a while; bless his heart!
Josh Ritter = YAOOOOOOOO!
The last frame does well to commentate on the night; Fun, Energetic, and pretty much ridiculous, in the best way possible.
The Eddy (Biola unv. concert) was so nuts this time around! All the bands seemed push for a more prominent stage performance, which made for an evening loaded with great performances and energy. Here's a few shots from the night.
This guy was epic! He not only talked really funny and sang like jack black but his energy easily rivals my own... well played sir!
Great concert! loads of energy! great night!
Mock Rock was epic this year. For those of you who have no context to this post; MockRock is a campus wide lip-syncing/dance off contest. It's really fun and I think one of the best parts is that it tends to come at a perfect time in the semester when all us students are stressing out about finals,taxes,fafsa, life, and housing.... enough said enjoy...
Ok true story; i was so shamelessly gitty when I got this one... so stoked!
This nameless person never knew I was inches away from her head.. awkward and ninja like!
Best facial expression of the night... done and done!
Needless to say I was tuckered out from the shoot, but it was so fun to be a part of! Major props go out to all the groups for all their hard work.
And of course the wonderful work of Pieter Hugo!
Done and Done!
Yet another adventure here! Josh Flew me out to Arizona to shoot his proposal to Anna Limmer. Being around amazing people and fantastic sunsets made for an great shoot, here's just a few of the proposal.
All in all an amazing shoot!