Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CU@USC Interview

Since some good things have developed lately with my fine art photo series, Tech Art I've been doing what I can to get the word out. This is my interview a few weeks ago on the college talk show, CU@USC. We talked about Tech Art on display at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery and at the Hugh Hefner Wing in the new USC Cinema Complex. The Blue Lynxx even got a mention. CLICK BELOW to see the full interview.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Bright Soul

One of the things that stands out for me over the last few weeks of shooting was Evan Rachel Wood's shoes on the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" red carpet. Yes, her shoes. She definitely fits the category of more attractive in person than on screen but also that night she wore these high heels with sparkly glitter on the sole. I thought it was a unique design I had never seen before. When I asked her if I could see more of the bottom, she smiled at me and responded, "That's a first." See for yourself, what do you think?

Shiny bottoms

Ah, fame

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Blue Lynxx Photo Shoot, Part 1

Talented Actress/TV Personality/Model, Kikey Castillo collaborated with me on the creation of her action heroine alter ego, The Blue Lynxx. We produced a photo shoot that would have made Tyra proud. The day was made a success with the help of make-up artist Teddi Bergman, behind the scenes photography/videography by
Donna Grillo, production assistance by Melissa Diane. The custom leather vest was by designer Sterling Capricio.

Below are my two favorites:

I used strobing, two point lighting, Shot my Nikon D300 tethered in Lightroom so we could review the shots as they were happening. It all took place at dusk when the sky was darker but still had some light left exposing the power transformers in the background.

It was pretty much dark when when we got to this shot which made all the shadows almost go black, very dramatic. I love the way the light shows off her back and catches on the Katana

Below are some behind the scenes shots:

Teddi & Melissa working the hair, makeup and nails

Me prepping the camera, computer & lights

Donna, stand-in extraordinaire

You can also see the finished result on the home page of my
photo site, Vince Gonzales Photography. Look out for The Blue Lynxx Photo Shoot Part 2 which will include behind the scenes video.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Funny Men

At the start of the tv season some of the new shows kick off at the
The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. I covered some of cast members of the new show "Community" as they came out for press and fans to introduce upcoming episodes.

Joel McHale explaining to me that the show is "The Soup" not "Talk Soup" and it has been for years....

Chevy Chase feigns blindness

Donald Glover flashes a smile

Chevy Chase shows Joel McHale and Ken Jeong the comedic hierarchy

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Shot of Love

Check out my shot of Dr. Love featured on the home page of USC's Cinema site. Click ( HERE ) to see the whole article.