Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Fashion Work: Born To Run

Starring Alyssa {Wallflower Management}
and Jeff Saenz
Styling by Jennifer Bigham {SisterBrother}
Hair & Makeup by Shane Monden {Wallflower Managment}
Cycles Provided By: Anthony Rodriguez, Michael Criswell and Amie Carson

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chef Chad Houser

Chef Chad Houser is a great dude. Anthony Bourdain, David Chang and Gordon Ramsay (among others) have turned chefs into the new rock stars. It would be understandable, if not downright expected, for a young, celebrated culinary artist like Houser to ride the wave of accolades to personal fortune and franchise. Instead, Houser and fellow chef Janice Provost dreamed up Cafe Momentum: a non-profit organization that trains at-risk youth how to work in a professional kitchen. Since it's inception, Cafe Momentum has been operating as a pop-up, using the kitchens of other, already established fine-dining restaurants to train its pupils. That's all about to change, as Houser and Provost are currently looking for a permanent location that Cafe Momentum can call home.

My thanks to Chad for being a great sport, a willing subject, and a great guy to spend a couple of hours with. Additional thanks to the folks at Boulevardier in Dallas, TX for letting us shoot in their beautiful restaurant.

all images © Nick Prendergast

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dr. Guzman for Fort Worth Child Magazine

For four and half hours, Lauren (my photo editor), Julie (the writer) and I followed Dr Guzman around the Emergency Room at Cook's Children Hospital. It's an interesting dance you do when you're trying to be both in the action and out of the way. Dr Guzman has an inherently easy manner, perhaps the result of his many years performing his tough job. He delivers good news with the same grace he delivers not-so-good news, a talent that would be an asset in any occupation. He was also a very good sport, and used his talent time and time again to make me feel like I was not constantly in the way.

all images © Nick Prendergast

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Work: Beauty Like Bardot

Model: Remy Ryan {Wallflower Management}
Styling by Tiffany Hicks {Independent Artists}
Hair and Makeup by Lorene Herrera

All images ©Nick Prendergast

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

J Charles and The Trainrobbers

A few weeks back, I shot J Charles and The Trainrobbers for their label End Sounds. Drummer Steven Visneau and I have been buddies for years, so I was thrilled to get to spend an afternoon with him and his band mates. I can't tell you how much fun this shoot was. The Trainrobbers are hilarious guys and obviously close friends, carrying with them the atmosphere of a party already underway wherever they go. 

Here are some outtakes and behind the scenes shots that capture the camaraderie on set:

All images ©Nick Prendergast

My thanks to Jeff, Steven, Justin and Danny. Great times.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Curator Axel Nussbaumer

all images ©Nick Prendergast 
Axel is a junior at SMU, and has just curated his first art show at a pop-up gallery in Dallas' design district. He is currently looking for a permanent space to call his own. This was a fun shoot, and I have to give Axel bonus points for jamming Marijata while we worked. Awesome.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Work: Bow Tie

{©Nick Prendergast}

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wise Words: Richard Avedon

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Salim Nourrallah for Modern Luxury Magazine

Salim Nourallah is a fixture of the Dallas music scene. I'd heard his name for years, even before my brother became a session drummer at his studio. Somehow, I'd never had the opportunity to actually meet him until I got the assignment to shoot his portrait. Salim is a super gracious host and a cool guy; he was game for anything, despite the fact that he was battling a wicked cold.

Here are a few outtakes from the session:

{all images © Nick Prendergast}

Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Fashion Shoot: Makayla

I shot this test with stylist Jennifer Bigham (SisterBrother Mgmt) and Yvonne Coan (Kim Dawson) with model Makayla (Kim Dawson). Special thanks to Elements boutique.

{all images © Nick Prendergast}

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Men's Fashion Test: JaQuan

I shot this test with Wallflower Management's new face JaQuan and the incredibly talented stylist Tiffany Hicks (Independent Artists). There's nothing quite like shooting outside in Texas in the summer....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Work: A Hard Night's Day

I shot Beatles cover band A Hard Night's Day for the current issue of Modern Luxury Dallas. Many many thanks to Lakewood Theater owner Wayne Roden for granting us permission to shoot at the historic and beautiful venue.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Portrait: JaQuan

© Nick Prendergast

I shot a test with Wallflower Management's new face JaQuan last week. I grabbed this portrait in between setups. My thanks to JaQuan and Wallflower for their time. I'll post the test soon.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

R.I.P. Dr. Milam B. Pharo

I had the privilege of shooting Dr. Pharo last September for Dallas Child Magazine. The magazine's photo editor, Lauren, had gone to Dr. Pharo throughout her childhood, and at 87, he was still a practicing pediatrician. He had a very fun and self-effacing manner, and it was a pleasure getting to spend the better part of an hour with him. He passed away on Sunday at his home.

I was quite surprised to receive an e mail from Lauren saying that Dr. Pharo's staff has asked to use the shot that ran with the article for his funeral service. I of course agreed and feel honored by the request. 

Here's the shot:

Rest In Peace, Dr. Pharo

{all images © Nick Prendergast}

Monday, May 28, 2012

Outtakes: DJ Elizabeth Farrell

I recently had the opportunity to shoot DJ Elizabeth Farrell for Modern Luxury Magazine. My many thanks to Elizabeth, Modern Luxury, and the fantastic people at The Gin Mill for letting us shoot there.

Friday, May 25, 2012

New Portrait: Phil Romano

I shot Phil Romano outside the future site of his new development at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge: Trinity Groves' Restaurant Incubator. This was a very tricky assignment, as the project is actually still in its infancy. It was a pleasure to shoot Phil - creator of Romano's Macaroni Grill, Nick & Sam's and Fuddruckers (where the 6th grade version of this photographer had his first date) - and to hear about all the future residents of the development, including a brewery, a BBQ joint and over a dozen other projects. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Fashion Test: Rex

all images © Nick Prendergast

I just shot a new men's fashion test with model Rex Urquhart. You can see the whole shoot at my website. Styling by Tiffany Hicks and grooming by Al Tidwell.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Work: Hanh Merriman - Life In Travel

all images © Nick Prendergast

For this shoot with travel and fashion blogger Hanh Merriman, I knew I wanted to highlight both sides of her blog Life In Travel when picking a location. After tossing concepts back and forth, I asked Hanh what she thought about shooting outside of and aboard a private plane. She loved the idea, and happened to have a contact with access to a luxurious Gulf Stream jet at an airport in Addison, TX. This was such a fun shoot and Hanh was a fantastic subject. My thanks to Modern Luxury for the assignment.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Work: Lost Oak Winery

I had the extreme privilege of shooting Gene Estes and Jim Evans of Lost Oak Winery. The guys were fantastic subjects, and obviously very fond of each other. They even let the writer and me sample some of their award-winning product. Excellent stuff, to be sure.

Here are a few outtakes from the great time I spent with Gene and Jim:

Jim Evans and Gene Estes enjoy a merlot in one of their storage facilities.
Gene sets bottles while Jim feeds corks into the corker in their bottling facility.
Jim and Gene in the vineyard.
{all images © Nick Prendergast}