Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sites In The City

A page from the Bleuflamme site
I've just shot 3 websites for 3 different Clients in the city. The Bleuflamme site is up and running now and, except for the "Bleuflamme Live" page, all the photography (including all the fabric swatches), and videos on the site were shot, retouched, and edited by me. The 2nd site I shot is a jewelry company and hopefully they will be live in the next few days. Once they are live then I can show the work I've done. And the 3rd site is for an Artist based here in San Francisco. Again, once the site is live I will be able to feature the work here.

I continue to submit and sell stock images through various photo image sites. In August I also began submitting to Alamy. I will be doing another big push of stock photography over this coming month to ensure I have fresh images to keep the sales turning over. Here are my first and last stock image sales for the month of August.
            First                                                                                    Last
I have a few more shoots I'm still processing right now and will share them with you as each shoot is processed and delivered.

Finally, a reminder that I'm leading a photowalk in October as part of the Worldwide Photowalk Event. The walk is free and you can get more details and sign up here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

4th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

TAMPA, FL – August 24, 2011 – On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, the whole world will be walking again with Scott Kelby, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and #1 bestselling computer and technology book author, in his Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ — the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography.

This year, the Photo Walk will take place over two days in October giving more photographers from around the world a chance to participate.  In 2010, more than 30,000 photographers walked in over 1,000 locations taking 6 million images in just one day. We anticipate that this year’s Photo Walk will be one of our biggest events.

Local photographer Roi Brooks is helping San Francisco take part in this worldwide event by organizing a Photo Walk in The Castro on October 2 at 1:30pm. For more information, visit, where you can also sign up to participate in the Photo Walk.

The Photo Walk is free and open to anyone who owns a camera. More Photo Walk details are available at: or visit the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk Facebook page.
The 2011 Photo Walk is co-sponsored by Adobe. Additional sponsors include Wescott,, NAPP, Peachpit, Mpix, Wacom, Manfrotto, onOne Software, Tamron, Tiffen and B&H.

About NAPP
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a dynamic trade association and the world’s leading resource for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop® Lightroom® training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop and photography experts, authors, consultants, and trainers lead the association – keeping its members on the cutting edge of Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography techniques and technology. With 72,000 members in 106 countries, NAPP is the largest digital imaging and graphics association worldwide. Visit for more information.

Media Contact:
Mary Laurinaitis
NAPP/Media Manager
813-433-5005, ext. 162

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hair I Go!

I had a great shoot on Saturday at a Hair Salon in the Castro.

It was a great space with a fabulous hair stylist and some great models. I also had the pleasure of working with a make-up artist I really enjoyed working with in the past.

Once I've processed the shoot I'll share more details with you but in the meantime if you want a great hairstyle, just contact
Chanin Murphy, Follicle Hair Salon
540 Sutter St. (Union Square), San Francisco
(415) 402-5277
and ask for Chanin Murphy.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Jamaican Winter Sports Hero

Just a quick post with some of the shots from my Errol Kerr shoot. These images were all shot at Lake Donner in Truckee, CA.
You can read the story behind the shoot here.

Errol is the sole member of the Jamaican Ski Team, living in Reno, and training in Tahoe. He is also a successful X-Games competitor.

He made his World Cup debut in January 2008 with a twelfth place in Les Contamines, then in March followed up with an eighth place in Meiringen-Hasliberg . In the 2008–09 season he was thirtieth place in St. Johann in Tirol and fifteenth place in Lake Placid, going on to tenth place worldwide at the Skicross World Championships 2009 in Japan.

Errol finished ninth overall at the 2010 Winter Olympics. This is the best placing by a Caribbean athlete at any Winter Olympics.
At the recent X-Games he finished fifth in Ski Cross at Winter X Games XV.

We had beautiful weather the whole weekend we were there for the shoot which in itself was lots of fun to do!

Errol Kerr head to head with Filip Filsar of the Slovenia Ski Team

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bollywood to Hollywood

I recently had the pleasure of shooting a portrait session for Dipika Parmar. She's an actress and entertainer and has had recent successes in the Bollywood film industry. Her latest release was PAPPU - Mr Intelligent.

Dipika has also done a host of TV and film shorts, commercials and modeling.

At the Crown & Crumpet
I first met her when I took some candid shots for her and some of her friends. At one point they decided to have tea at the Crown & Crumpet and I did a whole series of shots for her at the location. I met the manager there who turns out to be British and had a royally delicious pot of tea during the proceedings. If you find yourself in Ghiradelli Square and you yearn for a real cup of tea - with all the trimmings, I recommend you drop in.

Dipika is set to do some film work on these shores too and is busy back and forth to Hollywood at the time of this writing. She's a really bubbly, fun, individual and I wish her continued success!

And so we reach the end of another month and so as usual, here is my first and last stock image sale of July.