Last week I was in New York for a quick 48 hours shooting the Bee Raw story for PayPal. I’ve been carrying my Fuji Xpro-1 around whenever I travel and here’s a few snaps from going to and from set on our shoot day. It really is such a beautiful city in the fall.
I’m honored to have two assignments in this month’s issue of San Francisco magazine, the first being my Bullilt shoot, and the second was a portrait of Gary Kamiya. Gary is the editor-in-chief of SF Mag and a New York Time’s Best Selling Author for his book about SF called “Cool Gray City of Love.” During the shoot we talked about his creative process, what it means to not be creative, and what writing meant to him. Thanks again Jodi N. for the assignment and the time to meet such a great creative writer.
I was really excited when San Francisco Magazine came to me to shoot and recreate scenes from the Steve McQueen movie “Bullit” with Ford’s 50th anniversary version of the famous mustang. We only had an hour with the car but we drifted and drove all over SF to shoot some great dragged shots of the car. Shout out to the managing editor, Ian Stewart, for driving the car around and looking like a badass while doing so.
Here are a few outtakes from the shoot that didn’t end in print.
My assistant, Marc Estrada, and I made a quick little video while we were shooting as well.
I had a bit of downtime after weeks of shooting so when my favorite stylist Annie Palmiotto asked to set up a test I jumped on working together. We wanted something that was relaxed and gave the story of a fashionable woman’s late afternoon wandering after her house taking in the sun, drinking wine, and enjoying a slow evening. We decided to work with model Alexis Hutt, who I shot for Harper’s Bazaar TR last year HERE, and met her at a small home in Santa Cruz for the shoot. I decided to shoot this story all film to put me in a relaxed and more meditative state and I’m very excited about the results from our evening shoot together.
For the August issue of San Francisco magazine, I was asked to photograph Cabaret artists that attend a local Speakeasy and really get into character. What was so interesting to me is that when each person walked in they were shy and timid, but I blasted old Sinatra music and asked they who they became in the Speakeasy they opened up and turned into alter-egos straight out of and old classic film. They were singing, dancing, and talking with the perfect old New York accent to make for some wonderful subjects. It was an afternoon of great music and amazing performances for the portraits.