Yves Behar - Bilan Magazine


Yves Behar

I was asked to photograph Yves Behar at his San Francisco design studio Fuse Project for Bilan magazine.

Before we started, Yves noticed my camera and was fascinated by it.  He said he'd never seen a camera like it.  He was being genuine but I did find it hard to believe that one of the greatest product designers of our time had never seen a Contax 645.  Although, I will say it probably looked a bit more unique with the larger battery grip and bellows style lens shade.  I love that camera for many practical and functional reasons; but one of the more superficial reasons I love it is that not many people have them or even know what they are.  If I'm shooting with a Canon, the subject or someone on the set will invariably say "oh, I have one of those".  I know it's ridiculous for me to think about, but when you're supposed to be the professional at the shoot, it's nice to have equipment that most non-professionals wouldn't have or even know about.

And after grabbing another camera most people don't see much anymore, a Mamiya 7II, I shot some film in the Fuse Project gallery.

Yves in the Fuse Project gallery

Yves in the Fuse Project gallery

Yves Behar Bilan Magazine Tearsheet

Yves Behar Bilan Magazine Tearsheet

Shuddle


Shuddle Driver & Kid

I was asked to shoot the images for the launch of the new car service Shuddle.  Since people love to describe new things in terms of things that already exist, it's being called the Uber for kids.  All I know as the parent of a busy child, I can definitely see the benefit of having an option for getting your kids to whatever event they need to get to when you're busy with something else (like getting your other kid to another event on the opposite side of town at the same time).

I had a great time on the shoot working with the Shuddle creative team and the cast of kids, families, and drivers.

Safety:  Kid buckling up

Safety:  Kid buckling up

Family Time: Family in the park

Family Time: Family in the park

Kids in back seat

Kids in back seat

Errands & Soccer Practice

Errands & Soccer Practice

Here's how the images ran on their website.

Maggie Shipstead - The Telegraph


Maggie Shipstead, Dolores Park San Francisco

I had a good time walking around The Mission with author Maggie Shipstead on a shoot for The Telegraph UK.  I was driving around Dolores Park before the shoot looking for places to meet up when the unthinkable happened; A parking spot, right at the top of Dolores Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  If you know Dolores Park on sunny weekends, you know how hard it is to get parking anywhere close to the park.  What makes it even better was the fact the spot was the exact location I wanted to photograph Maggie.  The photo above was taken maybe 10 feet from my car.

After that shot we spend some time walking around the surrounding neighborhood.

Maggie Shipstead, The Mission, San Francisco

Maggie Shipstead, The Mission, San Francisco

Marianne Vos - Bicycling Magazine


Marianne Vos

I've been going to Laguna Seca since I was a kid.  My dad would take me there every year to see auto races like the Can-Am series.  I even had the chance to drive the track myself years ago (and even spun out in The Corkscrew).  This time my visit to Laguna Seca was for Bicycling Magazine to photograph Marianne Vos who was there to race in the Sea Otter Classic.

As the article will tell you, Marianne is a pretty big deal.  She's the most dominant cyclist in the sport right now.  While setting up for the shoot one person stopped by to see what was going on. When I told them I was a shooting someone for Bicycling Magazine, their response was "must be Marinane Vos".

I didn't have a lot of time with Marianne, but she was great to work with.  She was probably tired and the shoot was likely that last place she wanted to be; but she had a great attitude and was relaxed in front of the camera. She had just actually won the Elite Women's Short Track race minutes before coming to the shoot.    The next day she went on to win the Elite Women's Cross Country race.

Check out there article in the current issue of Bicycling on stands now.

Marianne Vos, Bicycling Magazine

Marianne Vos, Bicycling Magazine

Marianne Vos, Bicycling Magazine Contents Page

Marianne Vos, Bicycling Magazine Contents Page