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Tales From The Tryst

October 28, 2010 1 comment

I did a photoshoot for XS and TRYST nightclubs for the halloween promo/flyer. It was pretty last minute request and I wasn’t completely informed of how this would turn out, so i just found out what was going on in each scene and lit and shot them appropriately. It was last minute but the photos worked out, and I had a blast, if I were to do it again, I would have done a few things differently, but overall had a great time working with everyone! The flyers were not done by me, once the photos are shot its usually up to the art director/graphic designer for the final product, which the photographer has little to zero input 90% of the time 100% of the time.

This is my edit, of a similar photo used in the Tryst flyer.

Above photo is just cleaned up of small imperfections, but the tones were pretty much straight out of camera. This was the first time i got to use my new Paul C. Buff 86″ PLM v2 Reflector.

This was definitely one of my favorite shots….its just a cool shot even though we had some “wing failure”.

The theme from both XS and TRYST was awesome. Thanks to Danny Mahoney for bringing me in on this shoot. Had a blast!! check out XS Blog here!

and we took a bunch on white as well.

These can be found all around Town Square.

Tonight is Tales from The Tryst, perfect time for the blog post (I thought). Have a safe Halloween everyone!!!

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Nike Womens Marathon

October 19, 2010 1 comment

This past weekend I took a short vacation to support my friend Thao in her 2nd full marathon. What a crazy weekend first and foremost, I was totally unprepared for San Francisco both trip and weather wise. The photo above was at about 5-6am on Sunday/Race day in Union Square, which had over 30,000 people in attendance!!

One of Thao at the start of the race! Things started off pretty slowly, but the vibe and energy that’s there is inspiring! Being Half awake trying to spot your friends in a sea of people is pretty challenging! Someone needs to make a relatively affordable GPS unit so people can locate their friends/status during the race. Facebook updates were very intermittent and not very accurate, and Google’s Latitude was off….at one point Thao was in the ocean according to it.

Decided to play around with the shutter since I didnt know these people! I was day-dreaming of a latte at this point in time….

The view was spectacular as a runner. At the end of this picture there’s a bend that wraps around with a view of the coast. It must have been breath-taking. By the way, about 1.5-2hrs in it started to rain and didn’t end until about 7pm when we got dinner.

Being soaking wet, hungry and a little upset I was so unprepared I managed to catch Thao approaching the Finish line! Thank goodness!! If i missed the shot I was going to lose my head. I’m not used to NOT having credentials anywhere!!

Seeking dry shelter in the back of the “Team In Training” tent. Drying off and re-hydrating ourselves we took this time for a photo-op with the cheer team! Congrats to Thao, Anna, Jess, and Gen for completing the marathon! I had a great time with everyone! Also it was very cool being with Jacob and Thao outside a drift event.

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October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

I got the luck of shooting LCD Soundsytem at The Pearl. James Murphy put on a great show, and the music was great live!

The week prior DJ Lil Jon had a “Takeover” at Blush Nightclub on a Tuesday and Surrender Nightclub on Wednesday. This is from the Wednesday set, Lil Jon definitely interacts with the crowd more than anyone and gets the crowd hyped!

Britney Spears’ DJ/DJ Havana Brown put on a set at TAO beach the last week in September. She was VERY nice and also killed it on the decks!! Very cool meeting Australia’s #1 female DJ.

So pool season is officially over, so goodbye to all the ultra-pools until next year!! Hanging out at TAO Beach for DJ Havana Brown’s set was Taye Diggs and friend.

More Updates to come shortly!