Well I have decided to try to have a blog section on my website. I think its great to see a photographers work, but I also think its kind of cool to see what was going on behind the photo shoot. So I will attempt to keep up my blog at least once a week.
Moving on a couple weeks ago we shot some new billboards for Gateway Entertainment, venue The Union Hall. These billboards will be featured thought city of Edmonton. Gateway also owns The Ranch and Hudsons Tap House. I have been shooting for Gateway for along time now, going on 5 years.
We shot these images in two sets. One on white seamless and the other set on location. Both worked very well.
Anyways the design for these billboards was from Tim Hanas and his group at Ignition Media, while Jeff Mclean oversaw the art direction for the shoots.
I have worked alot in the past with Tim, which is always a pleasure because he just allows me to roll with whatever I feel is right, once he has let me know what his design concept is in pre production.
It was my first time working with Jeff as an art director. Jeff is based out of the city of Edmonton but works with photography talent across Canada, so I knew his name and seen a lot of his work. I have to admit it was alot of fun with Jeff. He was really clear on his vision of what he wanted but let me have my play on the work as well.
I have worked with all of these models before (Ashley, Ashley, Shilo and Christie) so they really followed direction well.
My assistants Trevor and Nick were as always great, when not chatting it up with the models.