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.
After my buddy and I spent some time in Tokyo in June we took the train out to Kyoto so explore the historical region of Japan for a few days. It was vastly different than the bright lights and chaos of the city, where here it was all about natures peace. Here are my favorite shots from the few days spent in Kyoto.
Here's a portrait of me in the Bamboo Forest. You have to at least throw one selfie in the mix.
I had the chance to create some advertising imagery for the new product called HERE, PayPal's new mobile processor, in San Francisco last year that's just rolling out. The farmer's market themed shoot fit so perfectly for the city of San Francisco since they're all over which helped us create real life merchant transactions. Enjoy the set!
Earlier this year I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot the 2018 Campaign for Peace Out Skincare. What was really exciting was they're a newer company under Sephora which gave us a lot of freedom to set the foundation of visual imagery for the brand so we had a lot of room to play around with the creative. I had a lot of fun with the amazing crew and talented creatives at Peace Out Skincare. Shot on location in Los Angeles with the amazing model Lexi from Newmark Models.
Here's a little Behind-the-Scenes snap from the shoot. Check more BTS imagery on my instagram @theadamdillon
For the second time working with Sam Blacky we decided to shoot in studio in DTLA. What I love about working with her is the energy she brings to the shoot that makes my job so easy; to put on some great music and she does her thing. It's hard to get a bad photograph of her and it's always a pleasure to work together.