I shot some images for DNC's summer/fall fashion line
This was a photo shoot for the graduating MUA's from The-MUA-Project.
When we do the shoots for the MUA's portfolio. What we do is we go around there shop location and look at places that we think will make for a good image, so I generally create and shoot two and my dad does one. (for this go around my dad had the setup with the gray.)
The idea for this shot was derived from David Nguyen coming over to shoot at my house and he let me know what model he was going to bring oner so I could shoot her. That morning I had no idea what i wanted to do with her but I was trying to come up with a shot that would look good with her and we had some boards laying around and the idea popped into my head and I went with it and when she arrived at my house I measured her and then cut two boards to her dimensions
Here are a some of the images
This was a quick spur of the moment shoot I did for fun with model Lauren Kuvent.
The idea for this shot came from looking at my sisters blues clues chair and thinking it would look cool in a shot. The opportunity to shoot Lauren came up and I thought it would be a good fit so I set up in my living room before she arrived then we shot.
This was one of the shoots I did for The MUA Project's graduating makeup class. The purpose of this shoot is to give the graduating MUA's good portfolio's so they will be more successful as makeup artists. Therefore to accentuate the makeup and to give a little more diversity in their portfolios we set up three different setups.
Here are some of the images.
This was the first of five designers for my collaboration with the Beauty in Courage project the designer for today was Umair Khan.
We set a hard date to do this shoot and that date being the 16th of October; so we asked Darmesh, owner of the MUA project, if we could use his space when he said it was available and we immediately put it on the books. A few days later I decide to scout for locations to shoot near his makeup studio so I started biking around and was finding some locations that I saw a lot of potential in.
Here are phone photos of the locations I scouted…
After I got home and reviewed the locations, I started thinking about composition for the images, then the next day it was go time. I arrived at noon and started setting up and shortly thereafter, Umair our designer for the day arrived. After him our makeup artist arrived, Courtney, then Rosie the hair stylist and finally the models started arriving. At that time what I decided to do, was to have a studio setup then do some on location shots, so that way it helps build both the models, Courtney and Rosie’s, portfolios as well as gives the designer stock images. Meanwhile, the shoot ended at midnight and I had a lot of fun working with everybody involved.
Here are some of the B-roll images from the shoot…
Huge thanks to Colette from First Models for her help in both providing the models and in helping me understand how to work with a modeling agency. I would also like to mention and thank the MUA project for providing makeup and the space. Thanks also goes out to Courtney our makeup artist for that day as well as Rosie Arizpe our wonderful hair stylist, and I can’t go without mentioning Umair, for providing the dresses, as well as thanking all of the models for their time and energy on this project.
Pink on the inside
I wanted to do more fashion photography so I approached (the MUA project) about doing a shoot and @darmesh (the owner of MUA) was very interested in doing a shoot to build both of are portfolios so we set a date for that Sunday night, we stopped in again on are bikes just to say hi with my two little sisters and talked about concepts and he had one witch became the peace pink on the inside
how this shoot got started was my dad knew Shauntel from past shoots and Shauntel has a makeup school and called my dad about getting photos for her students to show off there makeup skills my dad recommended me so I met with Shauntel at rouge boutique and we picked out some of the clothes and so back at home my friend Marty let me have some of his vogue magazines so I looked at the vogue magazines particularly at some of there lighting techniques and composition so the next day after knowing what lighting I want we (me, Dietrich & my dad) pack the car with all the gear and then we leave for the shoot when we arrive we start unloading gear Shauntel came down stairs to escort us to the room where we will be shooting when we're there in the room we started setting up the back drop and then the lights and then the models came in after a while and we started shooting my dad helped with posing wile I shot and Dietrich took a video after the shoot we broke down and I thanked & Shauntel and what models we're left and we Carried all the gear to the car and then headed home
big thanks to Shauntel Jones and all the models Xulia Suero, Kara Houston, Jennifer, Tina, and the makeup artists mariah flores and Andrea, and are hair stylist Kaileh Wooten as well as the designer Chasity Sereal
Saturday I photographed and interviewed Me Without You. I did the photo shoot at the orange show in Houston, if you have never been you should go. They arrived early so I was not quite ready, While I set up, they enjoyed looking around. It was fun working with them, their personalities were very welcoming and watching them interact I could see how they were like family to each other.
Afterwards i went to Warehouse Live to interview them. I took a few photos of them during sound check then we went to the green room, where we planned aboutt 20 minutes to do the interview. 25 minutes later when their manager Michael checked in, the guys wanted to keep going. It was very interesting to hear their advice for new bands, their other interests and what they liked as 12 year olds. The interview ended up being more than 45 minutes long, which was the longest interview I had ever done, and also one of my favorites.
I got to see the concert that night and it was awesome-the crowd loved them and then the opening bands (Kevin Devine & Burled Beds) sounded great as well. One thing that I noticed is that their fans did not just watch the show, they sang along-and not just singing, but like they themselves were on stage: screaming and passionately singing as if their life depended on it.
Overall, if you do not know who they are, it is time you check them out. They have been a band almost as long as i have been alive, (I am 12 years old) they have a new record out (10 Stories), and if you are already a fan, I now know why. it was a really easy photo shoot, fun interview and great concert.
Me Without You http://mewithoutyou.com
On Tour With
Kevin Devine http://www.kevindevine.net
Buried Beds http://buriedbeds.com
the Orange Show http://www.orangeshow.org/orange-show-monument/
Warehouse Live http://www.warehouselive.com
Other Artist Mentioned
Amy Wilson http://www.amy-wilson.com
Danielson Family http://soundsfamilyre.com
Sacred Harp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHUfHNEZDPc
Bud Slevin http://www.facebook.com/BudSlevin
Friend Jose catches footage of the photo shoot
Interview Short (7 min)
Interview Full (38 min)
Aaron thanks Jackson from stage