This festival always kicks my butt every year for the past 7 years. This year was no different. I get commentary from the universe ” Oh isn’t it SO FUN- you get to party the whole time and photograph celebrities.. wow. wow… wow”. Yes it can be that fun- usually for the filmmakers, A-listers,” famous people”, volunteers or the public enjoying the festival. So I just want to burst that

This is not a TV show… this is Vintage Fashion Story that combines Vintage clothing from several stores in the North Loop Shopping district in Austin Texas, complete strangers ( who are not models, actors or perfect people) a glorious Bar, a producer to pull it all together and my crazy idea of fun and no alcohol. Initially this shoot was done for a poster for a fashion event featuring

I had the opportunity to photograph the owner of Moonshine Chuck for the Austin Independent Business Alliance . At the beginning Chuck was telling us a story about Thanksgiving about how he loves to sit around the table with all his family and friends and naw down on a huge piece of Pork Chop. After trying a few different directions it turns out that is the creative direction we went

This was like a reality television show 72 hour film festival to shoot this Christian Rock Band…. The Jonny Wright Band. My right hand is Rachel Kay with AppleBox Imaging , brilliant photographer friend and together we orchestrated chaos( produced, creative direction, scrip, directed, Lighting design, ward robe, post production, CD design, Photography, Video Editing) in the name of spreading their message of Hope. We got the go for the

No more pedestal for the flawless woman, she doesn’t exist.. only in photoshop. I have photographed hundreds of “immaculate” hot babes in my day. I am more interested in the creating more of an editorial image that has a hint of a dysfunctional story behind it. Which is really what is going on anyways on some level. On set woman are glammed up- with a hair and makeup stylist, a

The Plot thickens…. “Joe Vernon and wife Diane were sent to Europe for a mission to prevent the theft of classified material. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong and the mission failed. Everything was going well until the man they are following and all of the team are inexplicably killed. Devastated Joe and Diane try to figure out their next move before they get killed. It seems to be a bit

The Austin Independent Business Alliance ( AIBA http://www.ibuyaustin.com/ ) features Austin Texas business Dog Boys Dog Ranch (http://www.dogboys.com). The owners Bart and Courtney are as nice as can be. They have figured out Dog Heaven for owners and dogs. Dog Boys ranch is a place where you can have your dog boarded, day care, trained, and wellness including chiropractic and massage all in one place. They have a huge Texas

Growing Roots empowers and educates Spanish and English-speaking low-income parents of children with special needs about their child’s needs through interactive classes and support groups sensitive to cultural, socioeconomic and language differences. I have the opportunity to join forces with Growing roots to create photography and video to help support their cause in helping these families. My Spanish is very broken and I know very few phrases so its been

What a collection of “home made” super heroes. This is a story about gamers becoming their heroes and making their own Utopian society called Unicorn City. It is described as Napoleon Dynamite meets The Mighty Python. Starring Devin McGinn, Jaclyn Hales and Jon Gries and Directed by Bryan Lefler. This was a super fun day of shooting- I shot the cast members- there was 30-40. I would shoot a few

Every 50 feet or 5 minutes which ever comes first there is a musician/ band at the SXSW Festival. From what I understand the grass plays music. Walking down Congress or the famous 6th Street is intimidating with what I call the Sea of Party People. It’s like spring break but cooler with the huge variety of music, films and technology/ classes. I really loved and enjoyed the music but