Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Quote of the day

"The true portrait of a man is a fusion of what he thinks he is, what others think he is, what he really is and what he tries to be."

Dore Schary

Carlos Santana

Last week, after scheduling, negotiating, changes and finally confirming, I was set to shoot Carlos Santana for a very good client of mine. Normally, I would be on site the day before to make sure everything is in order and verify I'm able to accomplish all that is necessary to provide the images that I have become expected to produce. In this case, that was not an option, so we showed up early as possible to set up and run test. We were there but a short time before word came that Carlos was feeling like he was coming down with the flu and he wanted an extra hour to sleep in. Shortly there after the next word came. Carlos would not be able to come at all. Not wholly unheard of but disappointing none the less. It is probably most disappointing because Carlos has the persona that is perfectly suited for what I'm doing. In honor of the occasion, I have posted the results.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On Second Thought

Several months ago when I first shot Marcel, I asked that he wear a hat. One would only assume that he would come with a Beret or something akin to the cliche Artist wear. No, not Mr. Salinas, he bops in wearing this Nike model. After we had finished shooting him without the hat, I thought what the heck, let's see how it looks. One shot and I looked at it on the monitor and said to myself, nah, this a sacrilege. Now, having re-examined my conscience, I find the image sooo appropriate for the times. "Just do it", I said.