Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween!

styling and sets by Valerie Mangum

Sierra Nevada x Anchor Steam

Disclaimer: I really hate to use this blog to promote a product, but when that product is an independently owned and operated craft brewery, I figure: Who gets hurt? It may not have a direct correlation to photography, but I sure know a lot of photographers who drink the stuff.

While I think the so-called 'collabo' craze has gotten a little silly, here's one I can definitely get behind. Two of my favorite craft breweries have gotten together as part of Sierra Nevada's 30th Anniversary series of limited-run collaboration beers. Sierra's Ken Grossman and Anchor Steam's Fritz Maytag worked together to produce this "Pioneer's Stout Ale." Enticingly described on the website as "a rich and roasted ale, perfect for aging, and worthy of your finest snifter." Yes, please!

Unfortunately, it's doesn't appear to be available anywhere near me. But then, maybe some generous soul out there will find it in their heart to ship me a bottle.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Local Natives 'Who Knows Who Cares"

LA's Local Natives released one of my favorite albums of the year, and now have a really cool video for one of the best songs on it. Directed by Eli Gunn-Jones.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

David Lowery, Icon

My good friend David Lowery has just been honored by IFC as a featured filmmaker in their "Icon" series. I've known David a long time, and he is without a doubt one of the most dedicated and tireless artists I have ever met. He spent years tossing security and comfort out the window in exchange for the freedom to pursue his passion for storytelling.

Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to work with David on a number of projects:

Deadroom is a feature film we co-directed with two other filmmakers, James M Johnston and Yen Tan.

I was the cinematographer on his short film The Outlaw Son.

And of course, I've shot his portrait a few times. This is one of my favorites.

Congratulations, David. You continue to be an inspiration, both as an artist and as a friend. Keep up the good work.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Small Magazine

I just shot another kids fashion story for one of my favorite clients, Small Magazine. The set stylist, Valerie Mangum, took these great behind-the-scenes photos. I'll post the whole story when the issue runs.