News!

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. 🙂

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Back to Los Angeles….

January 29, 2010

I made it back to Los Angeles just in time to enjoy some of the torrential downpours that I usually associate with the EAST coast. Fun times!

And just like that, I got back into the swing of things.

Last Thursday I attended a SmugMug LA meeting, my first. I pretty much floated my car down Ventura Blvd. to the venue, but I got there in one piece. (The flooded streets down here looked more like São Paulo than Los Angeles). Jim Brammer was speaking on marketing. Like anything we see or hear, we should take it all in, digest it, then sort through what we need or don’t need. The good thing is, some of what he was saying echoed ideas that I’ve read in two GREAT books, VisionMongers – Making a Life and a Living in Photography and The Art of Start. Other things countered as well, but again, we take what we need, then leave the rest on the table.

The following night I found myself at Loft 4300 to photograph a “Pancakes and Booze” event. It is a monthly event that this gallery holds. Artist Nicole Palmquist, creator of www.booleep.com was asked to paint one of her pieces on a nude model. She had hired me to photograph/document the event for her. It was a great night! There was lots of great work on the walls, pancakes were served all night long, and I especially enjoyed being able to see all of the steps Nicole had to take to get to her final product. Images will be up soon, but I believe I have some censoring to do before I can post them online.

In the meantime, I’m sifting through my images from Brasília, VERY eager to get them online to share, as well as working with liveBooks on my new website. I also have a few meetings set up next week with architects. Already busy!

Hope everyone is well and I look forward to posting some images for you all very soon.