I recently started shooting the In Store and e-commerce facets of the new fashion brand launched by Matthew McConaughey, Just Keep Livin’ . Born of his foundation www.jklivinfoundation.org , which is “dedicated to empowering high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women”, Matthew is continuing the mantra that he uses to preserve his father’s memory and empower positivity in his life. Having lost my father in 2009, I identify with his desire to maintain the legacy of a person who had such a profound and positive impact on the world around him. I admire what he has done and look forward to working more with the brand.
Some of the highlights from my trip to Chamonix, France last week. These were all taken while skiing down from the top of the Auguille du Midi
Highlights from Windham, NY Downhill Race, shot by Ryan Scherb
Awesome fun racing in Windham, NY!
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I recently sent a print to be made by the company Fracture Printing (www.fractureme.com) and they liked my print enough to feature it as their favorite on their blog! Check it out!
I went out to grab a sandwich for dinner and look what was going on outside my studio! I went back in and got the camera and thought I’d share the moment. Now to grab dinner!
Children escape the heat by playing at a fire hydrant under the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn.
Fashion stills for “On New Terms”, a film noir project for SHOWstudio.com. I was Chief Lighting Tech and Still Photographer for the project.
New York based director Ramon J. Goñi partners up with SHOWstudio to create a story that explores the ominous space between the real and the imagined and the void that exists between life and death.
Traversing the landscapes of film noir, high fashion, and vintage glamour, Goñi wishes to explore the cinematic gray area between the realms of romance, passion, and mortality all through the smoky mirrors of past and present and obscured fantasy and reality.
The production will challenge and provoke the feelings of unease that film viewers endure when faced with the death of their hero or heroine, reflecting their own fear of death itself, and the unsettling finish to a film that leaves viewers to question “what’s next?”
The artistic approach to the subject of death, through the new genre of the so-called fashion film, goes beyond mortality itself and onto social critique of the blurred boundaries between arts, commerce and fashion. Goñi declares the death of those boundaries with the rise of the online commentary, blogs and creative content creation.
What’s art, commerce or fashion is in the eye of the beholder.
WHERE IT’LL BE PUBLISHED
This short film was commissioned by fashion and documentary photographer Nick Knight for SHOWstudio Gallery in London. It’ll be part of their summer series in which artists from around the globe explore death using and interweaving various media – blending fashion, art, film, and photography into a series of unique and complex works.
SHOWstudio has long served as a forum and platform for the genre of fashion film, advancing its very form and function, and allowing artists to stray from convention and into the avant-garde.
Yesterday I saw that the PDN photo contest “Faces” deadline was June 6, so I decided to enter and spent some overtime in the studio last night. Here is my self-portrait entitled “Gemini”.
I also entered 3 photos from the series “Blood Money”. The results come out in July so fingers crossed!
You can vote for mine, or someone else’s :-( at the contest website, http://www.facesphotocontest.com/bin/Rate
I just got to meet one of my favorite artists, Paul Richard, at his studio in Greenpoint. You may recognize his drip paintings from his street art around Brooklyn and Manhattan where he continuously spills paint from a can to make these awesome portraits on the street and sidewalk. You may also recognize some of these other works of his too. Check him out!
Here are some of the images from the series I’m working on called “Blood Money”. The photographs comment on our nations obsession with money and criminal greed and highlight our first President, George Washington and the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
While serving under the Washington Administration, Alexander Hamilton created controversial monetary policies that set the stage for extending national debts and allowing government interests in business. The excessive speculations and debts assumed by our financial institutions today can be traced to the origins of US deregulation, set by Hamilton’s molding of our constitution.
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