I’ve known Drew for a few years now. He had hired me to photograph the outside of his newly-purchased home all decorated with Christmas lights so he could send some nice images to his mother for the holidays.
When he he needed some new business portraits, he came directly to me.
I want to share something with you that makes me really, really happy.
Ready? Here we go:
What you are looking at is my Hasselblad 500C/M. I’ve shared my awesome story about how I came to own this camera in the past, but if you look on the back of the camera, usually where there is a 120 film holder, it might look a little different.
That is because instead of a film holder, it now has a PhaseOne medium format digital back. It’s an old back, and it’s clunky, and I’ve been told it’s “horribly out of date” by photographers, but I am so happy with it. I’m happy that I can now shoot digitally with my Hasselblad.
More backstory after the cut:
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001). Region 1 Korean blu-ray release. Mine all mine.
I can’t explain the love or obsession I have with the movie “Brotherhood of the Wolf“. I’ve argued with Dave about it many times on our podcast. He hates it. I LOVE it. I’ve been hoping for a blu-ray release of Brotherhood for a long, long time, and it just looks like it’s never going to happen in the US. I started sleuthing around in the interwebz, and discovered that their is a Region 1 blu-ray release from China, so I ordered that sucker up, and it is now living with me and I’m so happy to have a HD version of the film.
Brotherhood of the Wolf came out in 2001, and luckily a local independent movie theater was showing it. I think I went back with different friends at least three times during it’s run at that theater so show people how amazing it was. It’s like someone threw every genre of movie at the wall, and whatever stuck was what was put into the film. It’s a French historical-monster film. But its more than that; it’ a monster-kung fu-period-who dunnit-philosophical-action flick. It’s got monsters. It’s got a bone sword. It’s got magic potions and a guy that looks like David Lee Roth and it’s bat-shit insane. Totally. It’s absolutely bananas. Which is why I love it so much. It’s even got a giant puppet in it courtesy of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
And the coats. Did I mention the coats yet?
COATS. Seriously. I’ve never wanted a coat so much in my entire life. This is how our main characters are introduced. Pouring in rain, and in these coats. Oh, and also with an in-the-rain-Kung fu-fighting scene, too.
Brotherhood was directed by Christophe Gans. After this movie, he went on to direct the first Silent Hill film. Before this movie, he did a live-action adaption of the anime Crying Freeman.
Oh, and it’s got Mark Dacascos in it. He later went on to be the host of the US version of Iron Chef.
He doesn’t cook, but he kicks major ass in this movie.
If you have never seen it, give it a shot. Especially if you are into just about any genre, ever.
More of that coat:
I’m not posting any other images that might give anything away. If you dig crazy shit, check this out.
If you already have checked it out, leave a comment below so we can pontificate on how amazing the movie is.
And we can talk about those coats.
I don’t photograph many landscapes or environments that don’t have people in them. But, occasionally, I’ll find something that makes me want to spend a little time photographing outside of my element. And, every once in a long while, something will come along that looks good sitting next to a photograph I made much earlier time.
Read more after the cut:
Zitong comes to me from the Boston area. He was recently part of an international piano competition, and he needed a headshot created that was going to be used for their program.
This was Zitong’s first time in front of a camera in a professional manner. He’s a natural! So relaxed! He really liked some of the examples I had on my headshot page with a grey, neutral background. He specifically requested it.
The tones in this shot are gorgeous. I love his slightly reflective tie. And the texture in his shirt is fantastic.
And those cheekbones. Seriously. SRSLY.