Dr. Wilkinson’s is a Spa in Calistoga and are known for their mud baths. The place has a 50′s roadside hotel vibe, which was kinda cool in a retro way, although not what I would typically expect from a swanky Napa spa. As for the mud bath itself, well, I’ve got to say that when we first walked in before it was prepped, the smell was horrible and I couldn’t imagine anyone paying to do this. But after being prepped it was a little more palatable.
If this is the future of publishing… we’re screwed. Ok, maybe that’s a little over dramatic given the iPad has only been around for a couple weeks. But, taking a look at the ratings and comments on the current crop of magazines and newspapers available on the iPad, people aren’t too impressed. Obviously all of the magazines are still trying to figure things out… But I was hoping for something better than what we got for the iPad debut.
The biggest complaint in the user reviews… surprise surprise… was pricing. Yes, as hard as it is to believe, people don’t want to pay for anything anymore. It’s not even that they could get the same content for free on a website… I believe people would still complain about paying for things like news, photography, and media, even if all the free content were to go away. It’s just the unfortunate current mindset.
Screen grabs from the online version of Viv Magazine. I did the editorial shoot for them a couple months ago at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and the San Carlos Airport. At the airport I was offered to hold up all take offs and landing traffic if we wanted to shoot on the runway. Being someone who hates flying, I didn’t want to potentially hold anyone up from a safe landing, so I opted to shoot somewhere other than the runway.