Thursday, November 20, 2008

alternate ending

since jessie and trevor couldn't narrow their prized possessions down to just one thing, these are a few alternatives.

copycat ad

real version*

my version*
*i figured i probably should clarify which is which because mine looks so freaking awesome

some photos...

since i've been busy busy not taking any post worthy pictures (except an ad for a pur faucet that i copied for still life), i thought i'd put up a few work related photos you might enjoy.

1. remember that shoot last week i told you about? you rink, old guys on skates, freezing... yeah, these are some of the test shots.

2. here at byu publications and graphics, we occasionally get some odd requests. for example: we were given a copy of group portrait in which everyone is wearing baseball hats, and asked to replace them with christmas/new years hats. this led to an afternoon spent trying to imitate the light and position me correctly relative to the light wearing a series of party hats and santa hats and elf hats. this one is the best.
does anyone think i should make this my profile picture?
i kind of do.

*all photos by brad slade

Thursday, November 13, 2008

hot chocolate

this week's still life

here are the prized possessions i photographed on tuesday.

jessie's boots are morgan freeman approved*
trevor's typewriter is just awesome
and the bible that cate's sister lucy is holding belonged to brigham young

*wondering about morgan freeman? as the story goes, jessie had just gotten the boots and was wearing them in portland when morgan freeman walked past and said imagine this in his voice:
"those are some real nice boots."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

what a day

yesterday. what a day. i spent many more hours on shoots than i did sleeping.

want a recap? of course you do.

7am-meet up with brad (my boss) and braden (the other assistant) to photography the deans of the marriott business school for their annual christmas card. it was at an ice rink. it was freezing. they were on ice skates (mind you they're all 60+) and i spent the whole time praying none of them would fall and hurt themselves. i was also praying that the profocus light brad had borrowed from the photo department would not get the better of the flimsy boom it was on and fall crashing to the ice/floor.

11am-pull away from the ice rink(with feet that felt like they'd never be warm again) to go bouldering at the quarry with stacie.

1pm-off to school for still life class. we did a demo in the studio with 4x5 film, and at one point i fell asleep sprawled out on the floor. john kicked me to wake me up. i was probably snoring or something. i really should try harder to actually sleep at night.

3pm-on a frantic search for a block of chocolate and chocolate grater for my shoot.

4pm-shoot in the studio. hot chocolate in tiny blue espresso cups.

7:30pm-three prized possessions shoots in the studio at work. awesome images to post soon.

i love being able to spend my days taking pictures.

but today i need to start a five page paper that's due at midnight.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

good news

-there's a real live website on the way! i'll keep you updated.
-i'm also doing some re-designing (you may have noticed changes to the header).
-i wasn't particularly fond of the still life i shot this week, but i love the silhouette of it, so i'm incorporating it into my design stuff. new logo, anyone?