Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Behind The Scenes Video of Kikey Castillo's Glamour Shoot

For my glamour shoots, women walk in wearing sweats with a scrunchie in their hair, sit down to professional hair and make-up and are transformed in to their inner cover girl.  I thought it would be valuable to have a behind the scenes video in addition to a portfolio of images when sharing these sessions in cyber space.  Play below:

Behind The Scenes Glamour Photo-shoot with Kikey Castillo from VINPIX on Vimeo.

Seeking out a crew who had their own content to share added value and potential for wider visibility.

I collaborated with my good friend Kikey Castillo to be my model/victim.  Kikey is a actress and TV host with her own Los Angeles lifestyle blog.  She invited Steve Galindo who brought his pro styling skills and Lori Sandler with custom jewelry from her shop,  DragonHorse Studios.

Feeling like a cover girl
I reached out to my go-to make up artsist Narcisse Chico and videographer Lucy Eagleson to capture HD footage.    I edited on Avid (pro editors, be gentle) adding a fun original track "Indie Anna Jones" from singer Queen B.  My lovely wife Donna Grillo co-produced with me. We shot at the spacious Martini Factory studio in Downtown LA, taking advantage of the abundant natural light.  Easy, right?  Well, it was definitely fun.  Now when I discuss my Glamour Shoots with potential clients I can show them the video as well as my portfolio which helps them understand the whole transformative experience

Chico doing her magic, Lucy getting the shot.
"Loving life right now"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Golden Globes HBO After Party

Shot the Golden Globe HBO After Party at The Beverly Hilton.  A few pics from the evening.

Film and TV veterans Jane Fonda & Jeff Daniels

Caught Julianne Moore fresh off her win

On dry land, Ewan McGregor

Nice guy, Steve Buscemi

Nicole Kidman gives me a look

Funny-man Jeff Garlin checking my credentials to make sure I belong

Louis C.K. and HBO Executive Michael Lombardo

Combs, Sean Combs

Julia Louis Dreyfus and Lena Dunham

Jon Hamm congratulates Zosia Mamet

I chased Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward across the room to get this shot.  She seemed happy to be recognized

Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm & Seth Meyers

Cheryl Hines

Vanessa Williams

Sofia Vergara

My pal, actress Kikey Castillo and Boardwalk Empire's Chris Caldovino

Michael Lombardo with winners, Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow


Classy chick, Sally Field

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban share a moment

Monday, January 14, 2013

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban featured in Vogue Online

It's not the Vogue cover I'm working towards but the next best thing.  My shot of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the Golden Globes HBO After Party featured in Vogue Online.

a few more of my shots that made cyberspace...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

P.Taylor Clothing Shoot with Brandy Snow

Started the year off right working with the Martini Factory crew shooting the upcoming line for P.Taylor Clothing.  Model Brandy Snow and I had a blast creating different editorial looks and throughout the spacious studio.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hello 2013

Many adventures in 2012. Looking to build on all experiences and create more good stuff in 2013.  This is one of my last fun images of the past year.  Looking forward to all the clicks that have not happened yet.