I recently had the chance to shoot photos of the DeSmogBlog team at their headquarters here in Vancouver. They wanted black and white, journalistic style photos that said "We're serious about climate change!" Check out the photos from the shoot here and some nice words from the client in our portrait photography references section of the site.
I've been meaning to post to this site for a while a few shoots I've worked on in the past couple months including this one with Kim Cathers of Discollection and the Torgerson sistas - Margie and Petrina. Thanks to Shai again for doing hair for this shoot. Shai's got a great new blog too BTW - you should check it out at ShaiStyle.com. Oh yeah, Kim's got one too.
Thanks to everyone who collaborated with me on the recent 'Made in Vancouver' photoshoot... especially models Margaret Torgeson and Jessie Harris. Also special thanks to the styling team of Shai from Prepwork, Kim Cathers from Discollection and Jesse from ModelMayhem. Check out some of Static's other fashion photography in our portfolio.
I came accross a great list of New Year's Resolutions for photographers by Bob Johnson over at one of my favorite photography blogs, Earthbound Light. Check out the list, I'm definately going to be trying to work some of these into my 2006.
- Actually read the manual for your camera.
- Learn to use the lenses you already have rather than buying more.
- Buy a new lens.
- Take a photography class or workshop.
- Take a Photoshop class.
- Join a photo club.
- Use your tripod more often.
- Learn to spot meter and use manual exposure.
- Shoot things in both horizontal and vertical.
- Convert to digital.
- Start shooting raw instead of jpeg.
Static Photography's Rhonda Fast is having a photography show at Wicked Cafe in Vancouver. Her show is part of a 12 month series we're running that features emerging Vancouver photographers and Rhonda is the 3rd artist to exhibit. Her show is titled "Strike".
Artist's Statement: "The idea behind minimalist art is that it lacks concept, focusing on geometric shape, monochromatic color palettes and anonymity of style. That's where the journey for "Strike" began. However, as will happen, it evolved, concept started to develop and location became of utmost importance. Strike is a new look at the commonplace; a twist on the mundane of an iconic pastime. An exploration in minimalism with concept."
The show will run for about a month and we'd love for you to join us at the opening on December 16th @ 7pm.
Wicked Cafe7th & Hemlock Vancouver, BC
On my recent trip to London, UK I was fortunate enough to visit the Tate Modern gallery. The Tate is Britain's new national museum of modern art.
Luckily for me, the current exhibition , which had just opened the week earlier, was that of Vancouver photographer Jeff Wall. This wasn't just an ordinary exhibit either, rather it was a major retrospective which brought together over fifty of his works produced between the late 70's to present day - providing an overview of his entire career.
I wasn't familiar with his work but quickly learned that he is a pillar of modern photography, one of the most intruiging and influential artists working today and has played a key role in establishing photography as a contemporary art form.
As anyone who has been hanging out and shooting with me has probably noticed I've been shooting a lot of slide film (E-6) this year and processing it as negative film (C-41). This is called cross-processing, or xpro if you're going for the cool factor, and has pretty crazy results. The photos turn out super contrasty and saturated and grainy and you get all sorts of unexpected artifacts and apparitions.
Where did the name Static Photography come from?
Who are you and why'd you start a photography company?
What kind of cameras do you use? Does it even matter?
What are the wedding portrait no-no's and cliches you try to avoid?
I heard you fell in love with film again?
Why do grocery store prints suck and you only use expensive pro labs?
How do you deal with kids and cameras?
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