Saturday, December 10, 2011

Eat the Cake, Tina!

Ok, so "Let them eat cake!" would have been the more obvious title,
but you don't know what it's like coercing models to actually eat cake...

New BTS video shot on our latest Marie Claire China editorial

We had a lot of fun shooting this story in a bakery after-hours and then in studio
with dozens of pastel colored cakes (real & fake..

BEWARE: You might get the diabetes just watching this thing.

Monday, October 24, 2011

beauty icons in Marie Claire

We shot this story for Marie Claire magazine (China) and it is about beauty and style inspirations from decades past. We eventually agreed upon Bettie Paige, Penelope Tree, Jerry Hall, Maddona (80's version, and Courtney Love. The magazine is distributed throughout China, and I don't think the editors really "got" my initial suggestions of Mrs. Roper, Kelly LeBrock circa Weird Science, Grace Jones, and Jo from Facts of Life. All the shots feature the same model, who (to me anyway) looks like a different girl in each pic. All the clothes and jewelry are from current collections...nothing vintage at all.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paris shoot

When I was asked to direct some short films over two weeks in Paris, I immediately thought of autumn in Paris, pink macarons, the chalky goodness of International Delights™, and the Vaux le Vicomte candlight night tours.
Wandering through candlelit hedgemazes in the middle of the night is probably my alltime favorite pastime, and the opportunity so rarely presents itself...I had to do it..
Our shoot days were really long, and I literally yelled "CUT!" and jogged out into the street outside of Place Des Vosges (where we shooting that day) to get a taxi, in effort to make it to the chateau before closing. It was the last candlelit night of the year..
We made it....I just used a crappy point and were not my priority...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

strange magic....

Sometimes...when you are an eccentric young rich might want to roll around in your $2 million Harry Winston jewels while blasting ELO and rubbing yourself down with white orchids...I'm not one to judge
This is an image from a story I shot for Marie Claire Magazine (China) and weirdly enough, all this is done in camera (almost zero retouching). We threw down some old lighting techniques including super-long exposures and unconventional lights for an otherworldly feel.


I spent the past week in a little cabin in the Maine wilderness...took very few pics, but here is one we took while canoeing across the pond at sunset...
I saw so many opportunities for gorgeous shoots there, but incidentally the entire population of Maine is revolting, and wholly unsuitable for modelling...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kitten Trouble..the video

We shot this video behind the scenes on a shoot we did for Marie Claire back in March.

The kittens look adorable and cuddly....but they were naughty...running all over the

place, getting into everything, and one of them made a ton of long distance telephone


Monday, July 4, 2011

it's like Marie Antoinette...but tribal?

We shot this beauty story for Marie Claire China...The idea was to do something sort of "wild" but with beautiful fresh bright colors...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

GLAMORAMA!!!!!! Can you handle it???

(BTS footage from our last fashion editorial)
Sometimes, when you are an eighteen year old supermodel, living in a highrise with your best supermodel friend, and you (dizzy from eating only lemon zest and sugar-free gum) decide to "go on a bike ride" through town, flip your shiny hair on your balcony (you know, to make your neighbors jealous) or just make some long distance collect obscene phone calls, it's good to have a cameraman around to record the whole thing and post it on the internet....
Wait for the next installment to see the look on the pizza delivery guy's face....

Friday, June 10, 2011

it came in the night.....

We just shot this story...two bike...a night on the town...
here is a outtake of Zhanna whooping it up in some pink velvet curtains.

Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm on a beauty rampage!

I guess that sounds a little more dramatic than it actually is...
So, we got a studio space recently, and have been on a beauty stills, beauty videos, beauty shots of beautiful lovely models, beauty shots of total jackasses...we have it all...
This is Andi @ Marilyn Agency..she was lovely and gorgeous..we shot video of her too (she's not very retouched..just ridiculously nice skin)

Monday, May 2, 2011

lady of the lake

Last fall I decided to indulge a fantasy that I have had for quite some time and shoot a video of a zaftig blue woman floating away into the open seas in a boat covered with fiery exotic blooms.
Here is a pic that our lovely multi-tasking makeup artist snapped while I was busy arguing with the crane operator...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kittens For Jesus?

I have always stressed the importance of religious training for kittens, and while shooting a story for Marie Claire recently we were able to capture an image that really drives that point home...
Can't start them too young...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Coming Soon....

I wrote and directed my first short narrative film this's far from finished..
But here is a little teaser for any who care.
It's a short (5 min) about the strange workings of a mansion owned by a blood-guzzling sentient orchid. for the whole family.
The singer/songwriter of one of my favorite bands, The Dolly Rocker Movement is creating the soundtrack as we speak.
It's gonna be rad...