I've always enjoyed shooting people. There is something very satisfying about shooting a constantly changing canvas. The Spontaneity of actions, movements, facial expressions, and the eagerness I'm overcome with to capture it totally does it for me.
I was always hesitant to take any job offers to shoot still objects. It gave me a bit of anxiety. Unlike shooting people, if the photos come out bad, it's really all a technical fault and really all my fault. With live models, the responsibility is almost shared and the outcome belongs to all parties present. The lack of cooperation that existed in shooting still objects was almost daunting.
Daniel, My Partner in crime and life, met a girl at the gym that told him about a launch party that was taking place in which they would be previewing some dinner plates that were cooked using THC(marijuana). The food was a creation by a company that calls itself the 30THIRTY Conglomerate. We got invited to come and document the party with our lenses. The chef, Andrea Drummer, plated some appetizer sized goodies so that I could photograph them. To my surprise, I enjoyed it immensely (both the food and the shooting). I was carefully and delicately positioning the plates to the edges of the table that weren't cluttered and using my telephoto lens to capture all of the delicious details.
I may have just discovered a strange new fascination. Kudos to Daniel for allowing all of this to take place.
For more information on this food, Please be sure to send me an email or comment straight on this blog. There is a lot of info that can't be put out just yet due to branding and trademarking/ patent issues. I will update you guys as soon as more information is made available. in the meantime take a look at the yummy goodness that i was able to capture.
BLACK and BLANC
exclusive for FUCKING YOUNG! Magazine
Photographer: Yours Truly (augustus)
Model: James Mitchell with TWO Model Management and MAJOR Models Milan
Wardrobe/Styling: Nelson Rivas
Grooming: Deborah Chung
My buddy Nelson is a stylist in Los Angeles and is determined to take over the Male Model Fashion Scene. He wants to build a really solid styling portfolio with only top notch fashion male models. Our first test shoot was with none other than fresh face James Mitchell.
The Shoot was pitched to Fucking Young Magazine which is a publication located overseas in Spain. They loved the photos and wanted our shoot to be exclusive to them. It was easy to give them exclusivity because their vibe fit ours. And we also sort of shot in accordance to getting published with them. If you haven't checked them out, you should.
Below are a few of the photos that you will find over at Fucking Young!
(wow, ive never written the f word so many times and felt ok about it.)
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