Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mickey's Close-UP

Mickey gets some camera time.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

People I Know, No. 1

This is the debut image from the new series, "People I Know." I basically will shoot the highest quality production images of the people in my life. What do you think so far?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Holidays :(

I shot the annual pictures with Santa at Doggie Styles, an event that raised over $700 for the Friends of Animals rescue group. The picture below is by far my favorite.

so emotional

A few more of our favorites:

Friday, November 14, 2008


Sticky Bass

Last night I shot the opening reception of Mattia Biagi's Art Exhibition at a space near McCarther Park. In short, all his work consisted of items dipped in tar. It was an intresting way to see familiar objects. I stuck it out till the end as rumor kept circulating that the cash cow for all photogs, Paris would show. She did not, instead we got her mom and one of her alleged BFF's, Caroline Vreeland. To see all my pictures from the evening on the Film Magic site, click here.

Debi Mazar and artist of the hour, Mattia Biagi

Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richard$

Caroline Vreeland sporting special-ops couture

E's Giuiliana Rancic arrived with Seacrest in her purse

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

vinpix blog, 100th entry

This entry marks my 100th entry in the ‘ole blogspot. The experience of shooting new things have been made a little richer by my ability to share with my five loyal readers. Much thanks to Chris Battle who back in the day encouraged me to start a blog. And to Christy Nicolay and Pam Z who were the subjects of my first entry, click here to view. At this point I think my favorite image is of my favorite person. Click here to view the dramatic Christmas shot of my Queen.

The world now finds itself at the dawn of new possibility and growth. I can’t help but to feel inspired by the events around me. I hope that I personally can live on this planet as an example of positivity and prosperity that supports the harmony the world seeks.

Gain and loss. Even as I celebrate with everyone the new positive tone of our country, Donna and I have suffered a loss today. Those of you who have been to our home have all seen our gi-normous gold fish. I purchased her 13 years ago and she passed away today. She lived 12 years and six months longer than I thought she would. Always offering an enthusiastic greeting to anyone who approached the tank or a big messy splash of her tail in appreciation of food, she was a joy to have as a member of our family. Even our cat, Mickey will now need a new routine in the morning instead of rushing to the tank every feeding time begging for a taste of the smelly fish flakes. Stupid fish. She will be missed.

A picture of Fishy shot in 2006 sporting her tumorous chapeau that would eventually take her life. Despite her "second brain" her inner Moby Dick shined through to the very end.

But today is also a beautiful day. Warm and sunny. I’m excited to live, create and give. I look forward to sharing with you what I see. Be well all.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Image Magazine

This was a first for me. I shot two gallery openings on separate days and both events appeared in the same publication, same issue. Image Magazine features my photos of Olivier Pojzman's gallery reception on page 26 and page 28 features my shots of Katina and Christa Zinner's reception at the James Coleman Gallery in Santa Monica. Thanks to Alyson Dutch and Catherine Cunningham at BDPR, Inc. for making it all come together.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Variety, October 23rd

Although Variety published my picture of Spike Jonze attending NY's Ghetto Film School Benefit here in LA last month, my favorite picture from the evening was of Johnny Knoxville showing some kids how to ham it up for the camera.

Spike Jonze, David O Russell and Joe hall at the Ghetto Film School fundraiser

The original image

Johnny Knoxville mentors future jackasses

Friday, October 31, 2008

Spay Day LA, Adopt Now!

Last Saturday I volunteered to shoot promotional stills for the Spay Day LA and Adoption event held at the West LA Animal Care Center. The day drew pet lovers and celebrities together to promote the adoption of dogs, cats and even rabbits in need of loving homes.

Click here to see the slide show on the LA Animal Services site.

Click here to view the pictures on the 944 site.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scream 2008

Saturday night I was invited to help shoot the 2008 Scream Awards at the Greek Theater. I was expecting to just shoot the red carpet but was soon asked to cover the green room... a much better spot. To see more, click here to view the slideshow.

Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez blend in

Liv Tyler classes the joint up

The Scream Girls hit the red carpet

Ozzy and Kelly make their way to the stage

Storm Troopers head back to the Death Star

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pickup Artist

Saturday I shot the opening reception of "Tides of Emotion", the mother daughter exhibition at the James Coleman Gallery in Santa Monica. Katina Zinner's large format abstracts shared the space with dramatic bronze figures by her mom the famed photographer Christa Zinner.

Painter Katina Zinner shows her appreciation to gallery owner Tony Kettering by giving him a lift

Katina with her canvases

Christa and Katina at the reception with one of Christa's sculptures on the right

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Escape to Dance Mountain

Dance winners from the Dick Clark Productions hit show, "So You Think You Can Dance" kicked off their 2008 Tour with a celebration at Magic Mountain in Valencia. After dark the park closed except for cast and crew. Once I finished shooting PR pictures everyone was anxious to hit the coasters. Me, I passed. Click here to view all my pictures on the Film Magic site.

Dancer Courtney Galiano parties with her favorite WB Wabbit

Not to be outdone, Courtney is joined by Joshua Allen, Katee Shean and Twitch. All others need no introduction

Friday, September 19, 2008


Catherine Cunningham at BDPR, Inc. brought me on board to cover the opening reception of Olivier Pojzman's fine art photography series at
the James Coleman Gallery. Olivier who is known for his celebrity portraits showcased his fine art series featuring dramatic landscapes of Southern California beaches.

Gallery owner, Tony Kettering and photographer Olivier Pojzman in front of the Santa Monica studio.

Olivier in front of one of his landscapes. This high resolution image of Venice Beach had such detail that one local guest actually was able to spot himself in it.

Flanked by art patrons, Catherine Cunningham and BDPR, Inc. owner Alyson Dutch enjoy what turned out to be a successful reception.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Evening walks this time of year usually mean spider webs in the face. The other morning I spotted one of the quarter sized culprits posing for me on top of a flower.

Photo inspired by Tammy Lee

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Mammoth Size Fun

This past weekend we had a whirlwind trip up to Mammoth Mountain and surrounding lakes. The weather was perfect, the air clean, it was all good. Our friends Dave and Cindy were great hosts and better company.

Rainbow Falls

Click below to view the slideshow of all the pictures from the trip. Make sure to start from the beginning.

Friday, July 18, 2008

French Revolution

My friends Mike and Eva threw another fun client party at their pet boutique, Doggie Styles in Beverly Hills. It was a wildly successful French Soirée with lots of snarling, spitting and snorting French Bulldogs. The day attracted the local press and a camera crew from Animal Planet. The store was standing room only with the dog owners wearing perpetual smiles as their Frenchies roughhoused across the floor.

Want to see more? Click here to view the slideshow of all the pictures from the French Soirée. And as always to see all my critter
photography visit VINPET Photographic.

Put me down, I want to play, put me down, I want to play, put me down, I want to play

As a dog itcheth in his heart, so he scratches


The good life

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Party on, Outfest

Monday night I shot the Identity Los Angeles And Blueprint Host "In The Mix" Outfest Party in West Hollywood. This was a smaller event but that just made it more intimate and fun. To see all the pictures I shot from the event on
the Film Magic site, click here.

You look different... Did you you do something new with your Hair?

Actress Michelle Clunie primps

Kristanna Loken from "Terminator 3" and "Pain Killer Jane" fame was a stunner in person

From "Days of our Lives" Kristin Renton

Jeff Lewis From Bravo's "Flipping Out" shows us crazy is the new black!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gene Therapy

This week I photographed Gene Simmons at his book signing for "Ladies of The Night" at Borders in Westwood. I have to say that Mr. Simmons was very gracious to his fans who paid over $40 for his book and waited in line for hours. He stayed until the line was gone and was very interactive with the crowd. Good rock star! Here's a few shots from the evening. To see everything
I shot for Film Magic, click here.

Mr. PR

A fan gets a private viewing of the famous tongue

A "committed" Kiss fan shows off his ink.

Will the real Gene step forward

He signed my boob!!!

The youngest of the Kiss Army gets amped up