Im still coming back from being in orbit/Fotoworks NYC all last week and trying to claw my way to the top of this pile of work that I left. Regardless, last week was time well spent at Fotoworks and it was great to be back in NYC and of course to meet new photographers and creatives and see old friends as well. We’ll see what comes of days meetings and handshakes and book showing but I have to think something will come of it.
I didn’t shoot really anything while in the city but was able to sneak away to the rooftop for a great sunset over the Hudson one night and then a rainy shot of the Empire State Building from the roof of my AirBnB lodgings.
More to come…
Just a quick update from Manhattan bit I couldn’t have picked better weather for my visit. It’s 75, sunny and everyone is out and about and in a great mood, which is a good thing when you are showing portfolios and blathering on about work.
Went to the Modern Farmer magazine launch party last night and it was a damn blast. Thanks to Ann Marie and the rest of the staff for what they are doing there. It takes some serious stones to start a brand new magazine in this day and age. Thanks to them for bringing me onboard and letting me shoot a feature for the first edition.
Here is a quick shot of the opener to my feature and the images look great and the story is well written. The magazine should be carried at whole foods and a few other retailers so, go pick up a copy and hell support the magazine.
Im heading to NYC tomorrow to take meetings all week and even though I have a pretty jam packed schedule, if you would like to meet up and check out some work, please, let me know sooner than later. Ill be staying in the city on Thursday night so, cocktails that evening are good as well.
I had some time this morning before things got good and busy so I decided to take the opportunity to set some lights up and try out a lighting scheme I had in mind for a few days now. Aaron came over and was kind enough to sit for a bit and let me experiment and Im happy with the results.
Aaron actually runs a blog dedicated to custom knives (there’s a niche for everything) and he wanted something he could use to update his profile image. Seeing that the blog revolves around knives he wanted something that was a bit edgy (12:30 am pun there for you) and had some mood to it. 3 lights and some pretty cramped quarters in my studio/shed and that’s all it took. Personally, Im a fan of the shot without the props but that goes for almost any image I shoot. Regardless, it executes the concept well.
Now, for the update I mentioned. Its take some time and lots of second guessing and all the other pains that come with editing one’s own work but my new portfolios have finally been printed and should be arriving by the end of the week. Anyone who is familiar with my previous books will know that I like multiple volumes so I can tell different stories. This time around is no different in that regard but other than that, everything is different.
Its a good thing that they are being shipped when they are because I am heading up to NYC on Tuesday to get the books in play and meet some new folks. So, if you are in the city next week and want to meet up and take a look at the new work, please, just let me know – Ill be around.
Ill have another update in a week or so when I am back from NYC and then wrapped with a shoot the day after (finally finishing a project – thought it would never happen). Until then…
If all goes as planned, Ill be in NYC next week taking meetings, shaking hands and showing my new books off. If anyone is around and wants to meet up, let me know – Ill be there. Speaking of new books, these are the best yet so, get ’em while they’re hot.
I know, probably not the best title for a blog post but I just want to say that Im in Chicago and just killing it here. Lots of meetings, lots of new folks, lots of good things on the horizon. Yes, its cold. Yes, its snowing. Who cares when you are getting work.