I’m still getting caught up with things I want to blog about. Here are some sample images from the October 2012 Portable Portrait Workshop. I held back the Portable Portrait last year until October, and I’m still figuring out dates for 2013.
The lovely Sine was once again our workshop model, joined by her fabulous mother Cicek, who, it turns out, used to be a professional model! What are the chances! After learning that, we had to get some shots of Cicek and Sine together.
More images from the workshop after the cut:
I’ve photographed Perry Spearman in the past and while shooting him and his lovely family for his Town Planner Community Calendar, we sneaked outside for a quick location shot.
My photographic rule for those reading: don’t photograph a family standing in front where a bunch of power lines all meet at a power box. You can’t see it in this picture, but it took a lot of work to make sure you couldn’t see it
He calls it “helping around the studio”. I call it “keeping me preoccupied”.
How can you not love comedian Nick Lavallee?
I’ve known comedian Nick Lavallee for what seems like decades. I met him in the late 90′s when I was working music retail at a local Newbury Comics and he used to come in to shop and talk with the employees. He used to be in a great punk band called “5 Bucks” and now he’s becoming comedian with the success of some Youtube created comedy videos. He’s been traveling around the US hitting up comedy clubs. Famous ones. He’s been busting his butt and traveling down his own path. He’s a funny guy. He’s a down to earth guy. He’s on to something. One of his characters is “Paul” who collects Laserdiscs and writes songs about them. Basically, Paul is me, since I have stacks of Laserdiscs still of movies I haven’t upgraded to DVD (or Blu-ray, the cycle continues. . .)
A while back I worked with Nick on the cover for an upcoming vinyl (!!!) EP he was releasing under the disguise of one of his internet video characters. “Paul” is a fan of the Ghostbusters and this song accompanies a video where Paul gets to be in a video with the NH Ghostbuster troupe. Very cool.
I grabbed a box of my laserdiscs (because I’m just as much of a nerd as Paul, I’m proud to say) and we did a simple setup on white that would be used for the front and back of the vinyl jacket.
Here is Nick in full-on Paul mode. Awesome stuff.
Here are some shots of the finished product:
Go give Nick your love. Or whichever character he is at the moment.
From the “Thanks Mom!” department: I was gifted a really nice Ansco Shur Shot box camera from the 1940′s the other day, and when I opened the back of the camera, there was a sealed roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan 120 film stashed in there. It’s expiration date was June 1968. How cool. Part of me wants to shoot with it, but I’m going to leave it in the fridge for a while until I find the right reason to use it.