When I’m doing a job with multiple sets or complicated lighting that’s in the studio, it’s necessary to have a prep day which is devoted to building the sets, setting up furniture or props and setting up the lighting so that we can work out all the kinks before we shoot. Recently I had a chance to direct television commercials for the first time. I always love shooting behind the scenes photos on jobs, and realized this would be a fun opportunity to do this. There are so moments on a shoot where the irony in a chosen moment is too precious to loose. During the prep day on my Von Maur project I decided to make a stop action video of the 3 days of our shoot.
With the help of my friend Hector Prida who worked along side me on this job, we shot our set every 5 minutes for 3 days. I love seeing everyone involved in the project and all the things I missed while working. Look out for more of these to come.
Today I spent the afternoon at Ellen’s Silkscreening . This place is my Mother’s shop, where they do custom hand silk screening. I was pretty excited to get there and see the first print, the guys were printing some lovely canvas totes for me which I plan to give clients and friends for the holidays. I love how a color photograph gets transformed into a silk screened print and becomes a sort of flat illustration. I chose an image from a shoot I did this summer for my client Von Maur. The image is an out take, but one of my favorites from the entire year. Below are a few images from the silkscreening process. The magenta paint is my favorite… looks good enough to eat! Special thanks to Coco for helping me out with the idea and my pal, Alice Park with the details on the bag!
LEGS LEGS LEGS – Shot for Von Maur Department Stores, and the Ad agency KNOCK INC.
My silkscreened tote bags are hand printed and so lovely