Monthly Archives: December 2014

Squeeze Play

Where: Mumbai, India

 

 

Movie Line

 

India is one of the largest producers of motion pictures. The industry’s nickname is Bollywood and the number of films made is proportional to the large number of Indians who go the movies. Some would say a movie theater is an escape from the day to day reality of Indian life, but others say Indians just love the movies.

 

 

I came across a crowded line of people waiting to enter the cinema and found this boy sandwiched while waiting to enter the theater.

 

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A Tale of Two Lights

Where: New York, NY

 

 

Door JobAfter a thunderstorm sped over Manhattan, the air was suddenly clean and almost felt sharp.

 

 

But the light itself was harsh and crunchy.

 

 

Then I noticed large puddles of water left by the storm reflecting into the sides of cars. At the right angle, the black paint on this car door looked like polished silver.

 

 

While the primary light was ugly, the reflected then incident light was brilliant.

 

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Better Idea

Where: Chicago, IL

 

 

BeanI was in Chicago to tape a video with my old friend Jeff Schewe. I lived in Chicago in the 1980s but had not been back for a long time.  After the shoot, I set off for Grant Park to see how things had changed and also see the famous Bean.

 

 

When I arrived The Bean looked just like every image on the web, so I self assigned myself to do something different. I forced myself to not immediately start shooting, but to walk around The Bean and look for different angles.

 

 

When I put my nose on the bean and looked up, the incident angle completely filled the foreground making the silver Bean look like a cloudy blue ocean.

 

 

 

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Hang Time

Where: Benicia CA

 

 

Dress

 

We were taping a video at Bambi Cantrell’s studio in the wonderful town, and one of the early wandering California Capitals of Benicia CA.

 

 

I wanted to capture B-roll of Bambi working with a model to enhance the video. While we were prepping for the shoot I saw one of the dresses the model had brought, hanging on a water pipe out in the hallway.

 

 

There was beautiful window light falling on the dress, and I was drawn to the incongruity of the elegant dress against the more humble surroundings.

 

 

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