Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs


I got a call from Fortune Magazine asking me if I wanted to shoot Steve Jobs and some new device Apple was working on.It was 2001. I had shot him before and always left the shoot a little shaken but said yes. We got to Apple early to set up. All the traffic around the building was stopped and blackout curtains were put up around the room. Someone put a plain cardboard box on the table.

Steve Jobs rolled in and I spent about 15 minutes photographing him and this little white music player ( the image above is from a later shoot) .

After he left, I picked up the iPod and held it in my hand.

'Mheh" I thought to myself.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Maine Dream


Most of my film work has been shot with the camera or a jib. I recently saw a movie that was shot with a lot of hand held camera work and I wanted to give it a try while on vacation in Maine. I like the looseness and spontaneity of not having the camera weighted down by a tripod but I found that I have to shoot a lot more footage than I usually do.

This song is from a John Lee Hooker album from the early '90s.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stills and Motion



There has been a lot written about the convergence of still photography and film. Television shows are shot on still cameras and still photographs are made with film cameras.

I have drunk the Kool-aid and have jumped in with both feet. It is incredibly easy to shoot stills photographs while shooting motion. Above is a still image and a short video clip.