Nov
13

Mark Katzman shoots Princess Cruises from Vancouver to LA

Mark Katzman is such a talented, wonderful, and funny fellow to work with, and I was very excited to get a call from Paula Gren about another shoot with him. We would work closely with the creative team within Princess Cruises to build a beautiful set of images for Princess’ next line of mailers, promotions, and of course their website. Previous photography was very outdated and inferior to the class and distinguishment that Mark Katzman brought to the shoot. His ideas and concepts of how to pull this off made him the best choice for the project.

Shooting on a cruise ship had a very unique set of challenges, and limitations; while also being so well taken care of by a well rounded ship crew. This was the first sea voyage for several of our photo crew and models, but everyone survived the seas very well. We began in the lovely city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and would end in Los Angeles CA after 4 nights at sea. After boarding and scouting the ship, we found a multitude of places to capture moments staged by our team and the ship crew to show off how a Princess Cruise can be a magical place to celebrate.

We all did come back new!

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Behind the Scenes:
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Crew:
Alicia Hankes Wardrobe Stylist, Cathy Carr Wardrobe Stylist Asst, Liz Rizo Hair/Make­up Stylist, Paul Nordmann Digital Tech, Nico Therin Photo Assistant, Mike Schwartz Photo Assistant, SYNC Photo Lighting & Grip Gear Rental, The Blackwell Files Casting Director + Agency.

Feb
18

GQ’s Selena Gomez in Dallas by Victor Demarchelier

The last editorial shoot I worked on in 2013 for Entertainment Weekly with Jack Black. This shoot was for GQ magazine featuring the beautiful and talented Singer/Actress Selena Gomez! With photographer Victor DeMarchelier and most of the crew coming from NYC, they needed me here as a local. I helped finding locations, and securing the local crew and transportation. The NYC team was excellent. Total pros in each of their realms. I really enjoyed the traveling photo assistant and digi tech – Those fellas rocked. GQ even sent out a video team for her interview and another solo gal for the BTS footage. All together, we set up some really gorgeous scenes with so many great textures in and around the farm house, retired stable, and beautiful old airstream trailer on the property. Victor DeMarchelier evoked some beautiful emotion and looks from Selena, a TX native and resident. She looked gorgeous in every shot.

Check out the Article Here: http://www.gq.com/story/selena-gomez-neighbors-2-rehab-gq-story

And some of the finals with Behind the Scenes shots and videos below.

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And in the May 2016 edition of GQ Magazine

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Behind the Scenes at Selena Gomez’s Photo Shoot:

Plus stories about her Instagram pics

BTS Photos by Meg McMahon:

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Crew: Fashion Director Madeline Weeks, Digital Tech Kenny Ulloa, Photo Assistant Robert Massman, Photo Assistant Austin Locheed, Photo Assistant Evan Wallace, Fashion Asst Jane Suble, Hair Sylist Teddy Charles, Makeup Artist Jo Strettell, Manicurist Ricca Duffey, Location Scout Mark Mahlo, Production Asst Meg McMahon, and BTS Camera Rebekah Maynard

Oct
22

Pure Fishing with Demond Meek in Dallas

This brief adventure took place in the Dallas area, beginning at the famous Possum Kingdom Lake and State Park. Photographer Demond Meek was chosen to shoot for Pure Fishing and spcifically for Shakespeare Fishing Tackle via Dallas ad agency Moroch. Although Demond is located outside of TX, I connected with him through his Dallas rep agency Those 3 Reps, from previous work done on their watch.

We began with a very productive tech scout day at PK Lake, and the weather was phenomenal. Demond, our Creative Director, and myself buzzed around the lake in a small fishing boat and getting soaked with every bounce. We saw the massive cliffs of Hell’s Gate, and found perfect little nooks for each of the shots coming the next day. We had booked about a dozen models for each shoot day, making up perfect faux families. Well, we did have a couple real mother-daughters and father-sons on board. The second day was back in Dallas at Lake Grapevine, the best city lake I’ve seen in a while! Weather was looking rough for day 2, but we got a lot done after a late start.

Here are a few favorite shots:

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And Behind the Scenes:
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Crew:
Mari Hidalgo Wardrobe Stylist, Joe Lacerte Photo Assistant, Dustin Doskocil Photo Assistant, Buffalo Casting, BOLT Productions Grip Rental Equipment

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