Full Moon Over Pasadena

February 4, 2011


Recently worked on a documentary with Brasilian director Pedro Gorski about Hélio Gracie, one of the founders of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and an all-around amazing human being. As always, I was found behind the still camera, producing production stills. Without a doubt an extraordinary group of men across the board, and it was an honor getting to meet each one of them. Here are a few selects from the experience.

We started at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, CA. We interviewed with Rorion Gracie and his sons, Rener and Ryron. While there, we also interviewed Ed O’Neill, who has been training at the Gracie Academy for 18 years *AND* is a black belt!

On the last day of production, we found ourselves at the home of Royce Gracie. We finished off the shoot with a couple of short interviews.

Can’t wait to hit the big time so I can start taking classes!


October 12, 2010

Editorial Section on Site!

October 12, 2010

Recently added a new section to my website Jess Reynolds Photo, called “Editorial”.

I decided that my website needs a section where the images are less…. intense? More natural, if you will. Less photoshop. More editorial.

And so, the Editorial Portfolio on my page has been born.

Currently it has images from my latest trip to Hawaii, and will soon have images from other jobs added in.


March 23, 2010

It’s been a good month for work. (Hence the lack of blog updates.)

I spent 3 weeks shooting production stills for a Feature Film, Locked Away. I had gigs upon gigs of images from this, so it was a great lesson in editing down. As file sizes get bigger, storage is become greater and greater an issue. That’s why after my summer job, I’m going to get me a DROBO!. More on the summer job in a bit.

Also, this past week found me on set with a fashion shoot, featuring Linday Lohan as the model. Those who know me and my work, know that fashion is not my passion, so before you go scratching your head in confusion, know that I was just shooting the behind-the-scenes photography. The photographer was Patrick Hoelck. Cool guy, great images. Really fun to be around.

Images from both jobs will be added to this blog and categorized as soon as I have the proper permissions to share them.

Both of those jobs have been wrapped on my end, so the exciting news is now I can finally focus on my next two big projects.

I have an upcoming summer job doing videographer work for a non-profit. I’m very excited to use my eye for color and composition with them. It will be a great 90 days, and I look forward to improving on my video shooting and editing skills. In fact, today I will be upgrading to Final Cut Studio 3. VERY exciting.

Primarily though, I need to work on my Brasilia images. Brasilia is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary, and I know that it is crucial that I get them key-worded and online… Also, they’re going to look great on my new site, jessreynolds.com.

So that’s the news for now. Locked Away and Lindsay Lohan archived, next is Videographer and Brasilia. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day…

February 15, 2010

Here are some roses from the talented Eugène Atget.


Eugène Atget Roses

Eugène Atget Roses


February 13, 2010

Absolutely adoring this new iPhone App – Hipstamatic!!!

Taken at the Royal Garden in NoHo.

NoHo's Royal Garden