I’m not really as good as I’d like to be about updating this, but I’ve been shooting here and there, editing here and there, and doing lighting here and there. It really makes the work weeks pretty interesting. Below is a smattering of images that I’ve made recently and one that I made a really long time ago that I never got to talk about.
Zachary Caceres for The Boston PhoenixMichael Edwards for a Kenneth Cole test shoot. (The light across the forehead makes me crazy too, I guess thats why it was a test.)
The scene directly behind me while working on a portrait for Creme De La Mer.
And Nic Ratner’s home from the very short lived series “Shelter” that I was working on last year for the Village Voice. Nic had a ton of taxidermy in his East Village Apartment and I had spent the afternoon with him a few summers ago. His tip to me if I ever got into collecting taxidermy was to never get anything done to an animal that means anything to you. Pretty heartbreaking to see your dead-not-dead dog everytime. I wouldn’t do that to Moxie anyway.
On top of all that, I’ve redesigned some of the aspects on my personal site with some text overlay on my favorite images from each section.
Its been quite some time since I’ve actually said anything on here. A lot has happened since we last spoke. I’ve been really cutting down on assignment work in hopes of working on bigger projects that I’d like to work on, but also because I picked up a gig at Conde Nast as a retoucher / photo editor (real job!?). It’s really given me a consistent income and that has really helped me focus on doing some actual projects. Other freelancers know how much of a pain in the ass it is to get a consistent pay. Even if you are shooting all the time, the whole “companies paying you when the feel like it” vibe finally beat me up enough after 4 years.
A few friends and I banded together a couple of weekends ago for one of those 72 hour film competitions. Below are some screen grabs from it. For a bunch of rag tag dudes with no experience filming a movie, I like to think it came out well. I cant show it yet, but if you can figure out what this movie is about based on the stills, I’d be really impressed. Mostly because you’re going to have a hard enough time figuring out what the movie is about after you actually watch it.
We only made the movie because I really just wanted to kick someone in the face.
Also here is David Barker, one of the creators of the 33 1/3 book series. The books I would read in line at college while waiting to buy my actual text books. For the Boston Phoenix.
Been pretty busy with work and such these days. Didnt want to make it look like i forgot about you.
I made photographs for fun yesterday, which never happens. At some point I forgot that this is supposed to be fun and not feel so much like work.
Know what i mean?
Its been quite some time since I’ve posted anything, but its definitely not because i dont like you. So far 2012 has been super productive and I’ve been doing my best to stay on top of everything. A lot of stuff is waiting to be published, so I can unfortunately not share that with you. Below is a tiny bit of what I’ve been up to though.
A good friend of mine and great writer up in Boston put together a book about the occupy movement and I had the pleasure of being included with a piece that I did for the Boston Phoenix back in November. First images published in a book? I’ll take it.
I also got to do a portrait of Kian Freitas, a Baritone based out of New York City. Here he is. Sitting on a couch. Riveting.
Jokes aside, I’m currently cooking up a few big things for this year and hopefully they actually manifest themselves into something greater than me talking a bunch of shit on a blog.
Also, heres a few things taken from my phone. If you are on instagram, my handle is paulnonymous. handle it.
And if i havent already mentioned it, i am also on tumblr here. Mostly videos taken while hanging out, but check it out anyway.
Last Friday the 13th I totally blew off the Friday the 13th tattoo extravaganza and ended up photographing The Undead Prom at the Bell House for the Village Voice. If you’ve ever spoken to me personally for more than 10 minutes, I’ve probably had some kind of zombie discussion with you.
I recently heard that zombies will be getting a twilight-like treatment with zombies loving each other and all that nonsense, pretty much the worst news I’ve ever heard.
see the rest here.
I shot the 11th annual no pants ride in NY on sunday for the Village Voice. Its become quite a media circus with a bunch of non participating weirdo photographers. If you want to make a photographer uncomfortable, take his/her picture.
I’m not above participating myself.
So I recently got showcased on virb, which has since driven my website and blog traffic up about 500%. Id like you to notice that I forgot how to take a screen shot on a mac and also how to close a tab, hence the chrome tab “HOW TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT” appears, im kind of an idiot.
I’m also working on some sweet promo materials for the new year, give me your address and maybe ill send you one.
And to keep the nostalgia boat floating from last time, here is a portrait from my 2nd year in college. Handguns in pictures are so 2004.
Happy new year.