Our friend and photographer Angel David Verde of Angel's Point of View came to us needing a new headshot for 2014 with a specific look in mind. It's always fun to photograph fellow image makers, as they (like us) aren't usually the ones in front of the camera and finally get a taste of their own medicine.
Just for fun (and to try something we'd never done before) we made a few cinemagraphs from our fashion short film. It was a neat exercise, and I think they turned out pretty well. Some of the movement is rather subtle, so "if [you] blink, [you] might miss it".
We took a flying leap into the realm of video recently by creating a short film to submit to Charleston Fashion Week's first annual Fashion + Film contest, and we're happy to announce our piece was selected as one of the winners! It was a ton of fun to make, was a great learning experience, and will hopefully lead us to doing more video work in the future. Thanks to David Verde and Kaili Crumpacker for being awesome and being good sports about standing out in the cold without coats as we tried to make it look like not-winter. Thanks also to Jessica O'Connor for lending a hand on one of our shooting days.
So here it is, enjoy!
We're a little late in saying so, but happy 2013 everyone! A fairly hefty winter storm blew threw last week, and although it was warm and cozy inside, we were able to drag ourselves out to capture some of the calm and quiet at night before the inevitable dig-out-and-melt the next day.
While we were traveling for Thanksgiving, we came across a little-league baseball complex during a pre-turkey-dinner walk. The light/colors/feel of the off season field was really nice so we captured a quick series using our camera phones. Definitely a "the best camera..." moment!
While on assignment for the Roanoke Times to cover the Radford Highlanders Festival on Saturday, David and I thought we'd take a strobe along and grab some portraits of folks donning their Scottish garb and perhaps of some of the athletes participating in the Scottish games. We ran into several members of various pipe and drum groups who were happy to pose with their instruments and even play some for us, including this young lad, Ian. Read the story that ran in Sunday's edition of the Roanoke Times and see some more of the photos there too.
While digging through our archives, I came across an assignment I did for the Roanoke Times a few years ago. The assignment was to photograph Shawsville Elementary School's Field Day and capture the unbridled bliss and madness of kids (and teachers) celebrating the end of the school year and two months of summer-time freedom. Most of the stations at the field day involved some sort of game or race, but the goal of one station was just to sit in a chair and wait for a huge balloon of water to be popped high above your head. It was a really popular station, not just for getting soaked on a hot day, but also as entertainment for all the other kids standing around watching--the moment of anticipation, the impact, and finally the reaction. Looking back on these photos, I pulled out this series of suspended inevitability.
On Saturday we decided to do a little photo expedition in downtown Roanoke, VA just for the heck of it (and we may or may not have had a craving to go to the Roanoke Weiner Stand). While Christina was photographing the outside of what we later found out to be Fire Station One, a gentleman came out and, after asking why she was taking photos, invited us to see the inside. Needless to say, we were a just a little excited. More images to come.