Sofia

I was driving around North Philly last fall and caught a glimpse of this striking spot. The contrast of the colorful decaying leaves against the rusted metal and industrial facade was the perfect setting for some moody fashion oriented portraits. I sent my model, Sofia, a snapshot of the location and she told me had the perfect dress to match the tone. The building is owned by Verizon and I had a feeling that putting in a request to shoot on their property would be either ignored or denied. So we went guerrilla style. I set up two lights on rolling boom stands, one equipped with a beauty dish and the other I honestly can’t remember ( i really need to start documenting my behind the scenes setup) There was no opening in the fence so we had to lift everything and everyone over. I figured we’d have a few minutes to work before someone came out to yell at us and at most i’d get to fire off a few test shots. After and hour and a half of shooting various set-ups in different spots we wrapped without incident. I love discovering random locations to shoot. If and when I come across some place interesting I generally take a picture, write down where it is and upload it to a folder on my computer. I’ve got about fifty places I still haven’t gotten to yet. Any volunteers wanna step in?

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Sofia, fashion portraits in a natural fall setting

Out For A Fly

Birds Flying Around Tiburon

Skyway

i heard and felt a rumbling and ran to a doorway thinking it was an earthquake. oh those blue angels.

Maurice Blew It

this is maurice kamins. he’s a master shofar maker. what’s a shofar you ask. read this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shofar, i’m not your teacher.


 

Folsom Street Fair Turns 25

who doesn’t love public s&m, bondage and a frenchman who can masturbate for hours on end. oh yeah, most people. i however think its great. long live folsom street fair.




The Elder Jesus Does Tai Chi

baker beach excursion saturday september 27th. possible last warm sunny beach day of the extended summer season. Towards the end of the day I wandered down towards the rocks and stumbled upon this elder jesus like fellow performing tai chi atop a solid earthy foundation. he was at peace and unperturbed by all the video camera wielding tourists. very sf.




Blinded By God

I nearly blinded myself staring directly into the sun while taking pictures of this steeple but hey thats the life i chose.