Meet Copper Street Brass: a cool group of humans who also happen to be super talented musicians. They recently stopped by NECO for some head-shots, group photos, and close-ups of their beautiful instruments. When we were done, they let me get creative and take one of my favorite #thingsorganizedneatly shots to date - involving an 8-ft ladder and thousands of dollars worth of brass.
Last week, I shared my experience from the beautifully isolated, picturesque Lost Lake, home of Lost Lake Lodge. Well, the lodge also has a gourmet restaurant, which serves up local fare, Asian-inspired dishes, and delicious cocktails. In addition to eating this amazing food, I got to try my hand at shooting it, both in the kitchen as it was being prepared and the dining room. I think I could get used to this whole food photography thing.
Thanks again to Lost Lake Lodge for inviting us up for a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
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I was recently hired to photograph Cuban painter, Roger Toledo Bueno, at Studio 1660 - where he's been an artist in residence all summer. Studio 1660 is the brainchild of Zoe Kosieradsk, who first met Roger while studying abroad in Havana. I also shot photos at a backyard exhibit of Roger's work.
I wrote about the project for Citinerary here and have included some of the photos from the article below.
On an unseasonably warm and sunny day in late March, a handful of other photographers and I closed all of the shades to shut out natural light and instead got out strobes and speed lights...
My friend, Eric Mueller, and I - sensing a growing desire among our photog friends to hone our technical skills - organized a tabletop lighting workshop at the delight St. Paul store, The Yarnery. Led by the talented Andy Swarbrick, we learned about and practiced with artificial lighting setups using gorgeous yarn as product.