Body art shoot with Jessica Jade Jacob

On tuesday I shot some interesting images collaborating with makeup artist Jessica Jade Jacob, who often specializes in prosthetics… She’s about to start teaching a body art class (mostly doing more traditional work like bodypainting I imagine) based out of a gallery in Chelsea and they wanted to have some images of her work to put up on the walls and use in advertisements for the class. I didn’t know what to expect but when i showed up she had a bag full of fresh octopus (from chinatown?) and a bunch of daisies… add a model and what more do you need? We shot in the gallery and up on their roof… I hope to collaborate with Jessica again soon to shoot more of her bodypainting style and some other ideas we hatched while working together. bodyart_jessicajadejacob01

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Sort of disturbing, eh? Yeah, I’m a vegetarian (and no i don’t eat fish!) and while I personally never would have come up with or executed this ‘octopus’ shoot idea myself I am pretty impressed with the quality of the images it produced… lent itself to some dark imagery worthy of a gallery wall I hope.

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Baby Sion’s First Family Portraits

Becky and Jon brought their one month old baby Sion into the studio for portraits last weekend… It was amazing to see him again– the first time i saw him was at the hospital the morning after he was born, and already he’s grown a ton!102sion_onemonth

That is definately a smiling baby!

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Isn’t it adorable when babies yawn?!

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…and sometimes it’s even adorable when they cry!

Baby Sion's First Family Portraits

Becky and Jon brought their one month old baby Sion into the studio for portraits last weekend… It was amazing to see him again– the first time i saw him was at the hospital the morning after he was born, and already he’s grown a ton!102sion_onemonth

That is definately a smiling baby!

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Isn’t it adorable when babies yawn?!

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…and sometimes it’s even adorable when they cry!

My Interview with Popular Photography Magazine…

Hey so a month or two ago I was interviewed for an article in Popular Photography magazine… they were looking for my professional perspective on full frame versus APS sensor SLR systems… anyhow they ended up featuring my comments in a sidebar along with an image I shot for that National Geographic Program (see other post). Check out my sidebar on page 2 of the article here, it was in the April Issue of Popular Photography, aka “Pop Photo.”

Baby Beulah’s first Portraits!

This weekend I visited my old friend (from elementary school!) Sarah and her partner Michael. She has just had a baby (home birth!) and her parents were visiting… this baby is SO cute, she looks just like Sarah to me… it blows my mind that my best friend from 3rd and 4th grade is a mama… here are a handful of favorites.

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Funniest expression ever.

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When Beulah is cranky she loves to be bounced gently on this ball… adorable.

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Loves her daddy, you can tell…

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Grandma Judy is very pleased!

Cousin Jess - April 17, 2009 - 4:47 pm

SO lovely! Beautiful beautiful photos, and such a lovely lovely family! And hey, did I say that I love you guys? I’m so thrilled for all of you. I can’t wait to meet my little cous, whenever the time is right! Love, Jess