Saturday, October 31, 2009

Irving Penn R.I.P

Y'all may not know that legendary photographer Irving Penn died this month. He was one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th century. He photographed celebrities, artists, hippies, native peoples all in a simple studio environment. He believed that photographing his subject in the studio rather than in there natural environment helped the subject's true character emerge in the images. Take some time to familiarize yourself with his work.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Come on y'all, where's the posts?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Morning Sunrise

This old tractor was sitting on the side of the road early one morning. It had dew all over it and looked as though it was cold and lonely. I pulled over to take a few shots and noticed the sun rising above the trees behind it as if it were trying to warm the old tractor after a cold night. The rays that the sun gave were absolutely beautiful as they separated through the tree branches.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I pass by this building everyday on my way to and from work. It's a very beautiful building and I find it most beautiful right before a storm. The day that I took this there was a storm rolling in and there were two moods in the sky: Dark and stormy in the background and pretty blue providing the reflection in the front.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Week 2 Posting

Portraits of my friend Landen, the reference photo of how the light was being reflected is below. It gave an interesting effect becaue the reflected light was very warm and the lighting in the background was very cool as it was 40 degrees outside. Also I tried to keep the over exposed style but brought it down far enough so the skin tones weren't completely white.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rick Jacques Natural Lighting of the week

Few portraits of my good friend Oscar Zabala. My apartment window might as well be a soft box from 3-6pm.