Saturday, December 31, 2011

Custom VINPIX Tote

For our Gal Nancy- custom printed VINPIX tote featuring the rescued French Poodle, Audrey

Sunday, December 18, 2011

John Waters, In Motion Magazine

My shots of John Waters in the 2011 issue of In Motion Magazine

Saturday, December 03, 2011

The Singing Moon Movie Poster

I had another great opportunity to create a new film poster for director, Chiyume Sugawara's film Singing Moon. The process of collaborating with Chiyume on her project was totally rewarding and fun.  Once again, Max Miceli took the design concept above and beyond all our expectations. See the final result below. Special thanks to Narcisse Chico for hair and makeup and all the actors, Kristin Ford, Ryan Caldwell, Jesse Woodrow and Ary Katz for participating.  Congratulations to Chiyume and the Singing Moon crew and the Four Films That Will Move You group for a great premiere screening at L.A. Live's Regal Cinemas.

The finished product

In the beginning... the concept starts with me pitching an idea to Chiyume along with a badly drawn layout on a white board.

Once the concept is locked it's time to put together a photo shoot.  Here on set- Chico is adding last minute touch-ups while Chiyume is taking some behind the scene shots.

This is the reverse at the same time with me shooting the previous image

Jesse waiting patiently as I yammer on

Shooting with Ryan

Always room for high-jinx

Wrap photo with me, Chiyume, Kristin and Chico

Premiere night!  Chiyume and I with the printed poster in the lobby at the Regal Cinemas before the Four Films That Will Move You screening

(left) In the lobby (right) with Ary and Kristin at the second poster display after the screening

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Dirty 30 Birthday/Movie poster. Fore!

When mixing the idea of creating a movie poster style image for a 30th birthday party promo piece, you get Kiran Rouzie's Dirty 30 Birthday Poster.  I pitched the concept to Kiran of her in an evening gown, plowing through a birthday cake with a golf driver.  Below are the final results. We ultimately created a full size poster that went on display at the party and post cards for the tables.  Final composite by my hero Max Miceli.  Thanks to Julia Hapney for hair and makeup.  Production support by Anthony Bushman and Eric Robbins.  Special thanks to Lucy Marie for hanging out till the end of the shoot to help us finish the Moet and clean cake shrapnel off the ceiling.

The Dirty 30 Poster

The post-card

Kiran at the photoshoot enjoying herself too much

Sometimes you have to destroy a cake... 

... or two!

And then there was the clean up :(

The big day at The London in West Hollywood with my #1 Lady and the SC Mafia 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Making of the Lepidoctor Movie Poster

I was fortunate enough to be asked by director Jonathan Barenboim to create the poster for his film The Lepidoctor. I pitched the concept of butterflies swirling around the lead character played by Jacob Bertrand in a moody environment. Under the banner of VINPIX Studios, we set up a photo shoot with Jacob and later my graphics and design partner Max Miceli took all of the elements and created the awesome composition you see below.

Working with Jonathan's vision, shooting with Jacob and collaborating with Max made the whole process a totally positive experience.

Shooting Jacob in full costume

Wrap photo with Jonathan, Jacob and Jacob's mom Christina Vargas Bertrand

At the screening with Jonathan and the brilliant film editor Beth Moody

With Jacob and proud mom, Christina

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Emmy Night, HBO Party

Shot the Emmy HBO party at the Pacific Design Center. Here are a few fun ones.

Rex Lee, Alexandra Blodgett and Jerry Ferrara have that Entourage after glow

America's Next Top Model judge, Ms. J. Alexander

Simon Cowell's ex and tv host Terri Seymour

Kevin Dillion

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson

From The Good Wife, Josh Charles and Julianna Margulies

Game of Thrones executive producer, Caroline Strause, Adrian Grenier and Sarah Paulson

Glee's Jayma Mays with Adam Campbe

More Glee-ers, Harry Shum Jr. and Jenna Ushkowitz

The Bling

Kevin Dillon and Chris Noth share a moment

The next Wonder Woman, Adrianne Palicki

Entourage's Emmanuella Chriqui

Heidi & Seal

Fashionista, Judah Friedlander

Adina Porter and Alfre Woodard

Seth MacFarlane still getting used to the idea that pretty girls are willing to talk to him

Marty telling everyone how he "nailed it"

Steve Buscemi getting tanning tips from Stanley Tucci

The original J-Wow, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Ashlee Simpson 

Sam Trammell discusses Peter Dinklage's win

Guy Pearce showing off his prize

Alan Cummings shows me how to make an entrance

True B's Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Melissa McCarthy has good reason to party

Paul Reuben

SYTYCD judge, Cat Deeley

Adrianne Palicki again... why not?

Kathy Griffin rocking the red