Posts Tagged ‘men’s portraits’

Vegas (Part I) – Alan

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I managed to find a bit of time in between all my dance practices to go through a few of my photos from Las Vegas in February, and the easiest to start with was Alan Thompson Jr.


(I used one of his recordings for the music on the slideshow.)

Alan used to play piano at Disneyland; hopefully if you visited the park during the three years he worked there, you had a chance to hear him on Main Street, because he was (in my opinion, at least) the best piano player they ever had! He was always able to attract a huge crowd with his playing, and even though he doesn’t work there, he is still legendary… guests are always asking the current piano players if he still plays there!

It’s been over a year since I heard him play in person (FAR too long), but I at least was able to visit with him on my trip. He made two day trips from California to Las Vegas, a nice little bookend to the WPPI convention!

He’s one of those people who doesn’t like having his photo taken, so I ended up with a lot of silly poses that “better not end up on the internet” (I guess they’re just for my own photo album), so I later on got stealthy and tried shooting him when he wasn’t paying attention. Am I a bad person for coercing people against their will into photoshoots? ;)

If you want to check out his mad playing skills, just search for “Alan Thompson piano” on YouTube! My favorite is Grim Grinning Ghosts; I taped that back when I hardly knew the guy. I’m just sorry it was taped from my lousy point and shoot that I still want to drive over… but it got the job done.

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Fashion Shoot at the Pool

Monday, February 9th, 2009

On Sunday I got to partake in one of the most exciting shoots I’ve ever done! A group of photographers made up of Lethbridge folk and Calgary Strobists got together with the U of L swimming team, a group of models, a fashion designer (Caitlin Power), a makeup artist, and a scuba diver (Chris) for what can only be described as epic. Michael Warf, Kevin Logan, Cody Belter, and I split off to do head shots of the swimmers while the other photogs set up for the fashion shoot, and then we all headed to the dive take window to take part. All the models and swim team must really be commended for the great work they did… their jobs were not easy!

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Colin

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Today I had the pleasure of shooting a local actor for some personal photos to “commemorate” his long hair. Colin obviously has been growing his hair out for a while and tomorrow he is cutting it all off for an audition tape. As someone with long hair, I understand what a big deal this is. (In grade one I decided to cut it really short – but never again!)

He was such a natural in front of the camera – this surely speaks well of his acting :P

Keep an eye out for him… you might see him in big movies one day soon! Good luck with your audition, Colin!

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Dino

Monday, September 1st, 2008

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Treeline

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

I have a ton of photos to catch up on, but I had to get these edited so figured I should post a few! This last week I did some photos for Treeline (Taylor, Ryan, and Kyle). They had a concept thought up beforehand that we shot for, but when I saw three bikes lined up outside I knew magic could happen…

Kyle’s bike didn’t have a chain, but he rode it downhill anyhow. Nothing wrong with feet-brakes!

Supermarket Trashbin relaunched! / Photos of Joe

Friday, July 11th, 2008

First of all, I’d just like to mention that I have relaunched Supermarket Trashbin!

I needed to transfer it to my new host, so I figured it was time for a face lift. It’s not so cluttered anymore, everything is organized into fewer sections (with less to sift through), and I’ve finally put all of my artwork from my last semester up.

Check it out!

Also, I finally called Joe () up to model before me before he moved away, and I’m so happy he did! We started with his utilikilt and then he put on his three piece suit, where we got a few “cheap lawyer” shots.

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