I decided to go mono in NY this weekend, and here is some of the best that I captured. As you can see, it helps to have great subjects.
I was lucky enough to meet and photograph this BEAUTIFUL little girl over the weekend! Leila Louise is clearly adorable and one of the most patient 10-month olds I’ve ever met. Thanks to Lolomi and Dennis for inviting me down to San Jose to capture these images and for being so cool during the shoot. What made this shoot even cooler is that Lolomi is a longtime friend. It’s a real treat to see her building a wonderful family of her own. See you soon, Leila!
I spent the middle part of last week in St. Louis, working and visiting good friends. Oh, and taking pictures. It was 85 glorious, sunshiny, humidity-free degrees for the entire trip. Here are a few from Wednesday’s 2-1 Cardinals victory over the Houston Astros, including an impromptu shoot of Casey done by the light of one bank of fluorescent bulbs underneath Busch Stadium. Good thing John showed up to take us home when he did, because, despite the class and restraint shown in these pics, Casey’s modeling “style” had the Cardinals staff in stitches. I’ve obviously filtered the results to protect the silly (that would be me and Casey).
An young autograph seeker waits patiently above the Cardinals dugout…
Hunter Pence preps for batting practice…and posing, I guess. Jackie (on the right, of course) and her mother, age 90, sit next to the Cardinals dugout and haven’t missed a home game in three seasons. I spoke with them for a few minutes, and they were just fine posing for a picture (or 5). John, the teams Assistant GM, actually knows them, although he doesn’t remember singing happy birthday to Jackie’s mother with the other 46k fans last June. I’m more and more impressed with the Cardinals fans and organization every time I visit.
Fro a second, I thought this dude was Rick Dempsey, former Baltimore Oriole and 1983 World Series MVP. Alas…nope.
David Freese, Cardinals 3rd baseman (Jackie told me who he was), made some kid happy. As Freese walked away, the kid’s dad asked, “Who was that?”
This week, for the first time, I saw one of my sold pieces hanging on someone’s wall. I really love the piece, which can be seen in full here (before I divided it into a triptych for this client). It’s about 9 feet wide and almost 3 feet tall. I was so proud and happy to see it that I took about 100 pictures of it. Its really surprising how challenging it seemed to get a good image of an image. I am not sure that I’ve done it justice, but it looked great on the wall, and I was really lucky to get to take a look at it yesterday.