I was asked to photography Reggie Davis of Zynga for Tulane University. As soon as I walked in the offices and saw the large “Zyngabago” in the main entrance I knew I wanted to photograph Reggie in it. I didn’t know if he would be willing to get in, I didn’t know if they would let someone get in, and I didn’t know if anyone COULD get in it. And most importantly I didn’t know just how big Reggie Davis was. I’m about 6’2″ and I’d say Reggie was about 6’5″. Once I got permission to put someone in the Zyngabago I tried getting in myself… and it wasn’t easy. The seat was very close to the steering wheel and it didn’t go back. I managed to squeeze my way into the seat but it didn’t allow for much movement and it was not comfortable at all. I still hadn’t met Reggie at this point, but I thought to myself “if I can get in, he can get in”.
I was pretty excited to get a call from American Way (American Airline’s magazine) to photograph Randal Kline at the new SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. I’ve been looking forward to visting the new center and what better way than with a photoshoot where I would have access to check out the entire building.
I was asked to photography Michael Mina for Ocean Drive magazine. They wanted a shot of Michael with a tool that he uses often as a chef. When he arrived, the only thing he really wanted to be photographed in was his 49er’s jacket. I’m not really sure how that applies to his being a chef, but given that he’s a long time 49er’s fan, I’d say its a good time to show off the colors. Thankfully I was able to talk him out of it (the magazine was really hoping I would get him to choose something else). He ended up going with a truffle slicer and a truffle.
A few months ago I was contacted to do a shoot for a new website that was launching soon. The concept was simple enough, follow someone around all day so you can see what a day in their life is like. The someone of course was going to be a musician, actor, artist, or athlete. The website is DITLO (Day In The Life Of). The person I was asked to tag along with was John O’Regan, or as he’s better known to his fans, Diamond Rings.
The second shoot I did for Whiskey Advocate was at Bar Agricole. Unlike last time we would be doing the shoot (and the drinking) at a more reasonable cocktail hour. At Bar Agricole I photographed Craig Lane and his specialty drink the Dry Rye Gin Old Fashioned made with St. George Dry Rye Gin.