This Saturday, January 30th I will be one of 15 or so Photographers donating our shooting and processing time to families who make a donation to help the Sow a Seed organization.
The donation amount is $100 and I or another photographer will treat you and your family, friends, significant other, pet, or just you… to an immediate 30 minute custom photography session in downtown Hollywood.
If you know someone who might like the idea of making a tax-deductible contribution to a great cause… and getting some great photography on top of that please let them know.
For more information see: Soflyphotog.wordpress.com
I have to confess that when I was asked to cover a client’s son’s Black Belt ceremony I may have expected some of the karate fighting I got to witness, but I had no idea what else (if anything would go on).
It was a very interesting experience. The students who are vying for the belt must pass an oral examination involving demonstrating knowledge of the history of Karate, and of the specific style employed in the dojo, they also have to demonstrate the ability to perform specific moves when asked to do them in the native Japanese, they have to recreate imaginary fights (Kata) and finally demonstrate proficiency in a demonstration combat session. It was great!
Relaxing before the exam
All of the body’s strength, focused by the mind in a clenched fist
One of the more “intense” guys…
…and yet none of the guys could hold a candle to this force of nature in terms of sheer icy determination:
you want intense? Here’s intense!
Sensei looks on…
I was particularly drawn by the whole ceremony aspect of it…
I hear these two are great friends! Hey with friends like these…. LOL
I hope you enjoyed the photos… it was a trip outside of my comfort zone, many lessons learned, one for all… it’s definitely fun to shoot something totally different every once in a while!
Hundreds of photos are in the proofs gallery
When Kelly and Dan throw a party, they THROW A PARTY. And when they throw a RockBand Party, it’s like a freggin’ Rock Concert… complete with players decked out in Rocker Attire, enormous projection screen, multiple stages, great eats… these peeps can throw a party like nobody else can.
So when we were invited to go play I figured why not bring some camera equipment and try to do justice to their awesome setups? Some gelled flashes, some creative compositions with flash flare in the shots and I’m happy to say that I got exactly what I was looking for.
Our gorgeous rock star host: Kelly
…and her hubby Dan
The second stage
my (much) better half.. probably expressing her joy at having landed me 🙂
Shawn easily taking the “Best move of the night” with this impromptu dance to a James Brown song
fake moustache 🙂
love this candid
Many more photos are available on the proofing site, by clicking here
What a blast!
We were hired by local artist Laura Mae Atria to take photographs of her art in a hotel room. At first we thought “Photograph her art in a hotel room? … What’s up with that?” but it was weird enough that we just had to accept.
When we got there we were blown away. Every one of the carefully selected artists was given a room at the full-of-character Biba Hotel in West Palm Beach, that they could do anything they wanted with. Laura created a room called 12,458 cents which used an enormity of pennies in all sorts of cool ways to symbolize the decline of the penny and the fall of capitalism. Here’s a close-up of the amazing comforter made out of pennies and metal rings (can you immagine the time it took!?)
Here’s one of our favorite shots from thedavidKspace “i love you; me either…” room:
See the rest of the photos from this and other rooms here.
All Photos taken at Hotel Biba in West Palm Beach, Florida.