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