Let’s Count Together…

August 31, 2010

One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven…Yes, an even Eight.

Model: M. Low

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No Water Wings Needed.

August 31, 2010

Really, it was only 3ft deep. Thanks to Christina for the pool!

Model: Kendra Jackson

…In the rain…My models and I went out to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge on a nice sunny day and by the time we started shooting it was POURING! There may or may not have been a bit of hail too. What do you think of the shots? More to come with the concept…

Lipstick Jungle

April 4, 2010

Lipstick Jungle

To change directions I’d like to get back into the thing I love: Fashion Photography! Here is a project that I did called Lipstick Jungle after the New York Times Bestseller: Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell.

Model: Kendra Jackson

This photo essay started with the idea that I would shoot hip-hop dancer, David Escoe during some of the classes that he teaches at Cherry Creek Dance Studio. I went to Escoe’s first class and loved what I saw. The kids really responded to his teaching style and everyone looked like they were having fun learning new hip-hop moves. Escoe was asked to teach some dance classes in Hong Kong soon after our first meeting and left to go abroad. As happy as I was for David, I knew that I didn’t have enough photos to create a complete photo essay.

I decided to use the photos from the Starz Denver Film Festival that I had taken between November 12 and 22, 2009 as a volunteer event photographer. I had a lot of fun meeting and shooting well-known stars and people in the Denver community. I attended and documented the Question & Answer sessions of independent films, the Forest Room 5 Music Lounge, and the Women & Film Reception held at the Governor’s Mansion.

I’m disappointed that the quarter didn’t leave more time to work with David or other dancers, but I’m happy with my final video. I felt very professional putting my photos together along with text, music, and voice-over.

Down Light Pole at 8th and Logan

Firemen Checking the Scene

Firemen keeping watch as they wait for the police car to arrive.

I happened upon this accident last night, Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 7:39pm. There was a light pole and power line down in a parking lot outside of Sleek Lofts, across the street from the Governor’s Mansion on 8th and Logan. A fire truck arrived first on the scene. Jim, one member of the Denver Fire Department, told me that they made sure that there was no immediate danger when they first arrived. He also told me that no one was harmed in the accident and it was reported by an anonymous caller. Jim and the other members waited in their truck making sure no one went near the fallen light pole while they waited for the police car to arrive. They would leave the scene once it was covered by the police.

I was surprised at how the different lights at the scene made the shot look!

Hip Hop

November 30, 2009

I joined David Escoe in his Hip Hop dance class at Cherry Creek Dance Studio where he teaches students in middle school and older. Escoe is a very energetic, knowledgeable and personable teacher and dancer. It was a lot of fun watching him interact with the kids in his class. He has recently left for Hong Kong to teach some hip hop classes internationally!