“When the mind is still, tranquil, not seeking any answer or any solution, neither resisting nor avoiding – it is only then that there can be a regeneration, because then the mind is capable of perceiving what is true; and it is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.” – Krishnamurti …a photo […]
My buddy Anthony Giordano is an accomplished television producer and an even better friend. Recently he invited me down to spend some time at his rental property in Nicaragua. In addition to some of the greatest surf beaches in the world, I think these photographs give a glimpse of this beautiful country and it’s people.
So I was recently asked on Facebook,
“(I really like your photography) but one thing I have always wondered? How do you make a living at this? …are they friends and relatives? I am only asking, because they seem so comfortable in front of the camera.”
Why I finally ordered my Fujifilm x100s this morning.
I am a huge fan of #vanityfair. The writing and visuals are some of the best in the industry. However this month’s trite fashion ads, ho hum editorial photos and Swift editorial were underwhelming…
During my interview for an article on beauty lighting in next month’s issue of Popular Photography, the editor asked me for tips on positioning and equipment. I gave him an array of suggestions but the most important thing I told him was the relationship between the subject and I.
As stated in an earlier post, for this session we shot in the salon as we had 4 hair stylist and models and wanted to give the artists access to all their tools. Also I did not want to shuttle the subjects back and forth from location to salon. I used a simple three light […]
It has been a while since I have photographed Elizabeth Cruz for a series of bikini images that were VERY well received. After texting back and forth the night before we decided to get together and shoot despite the weather. Weather? Well I am a location shooter and the overnight frost warning did not bode […]
Inspired by the work of Joel Grimes and my friend Patricia’s iconic photo this is my interpretation of the female shoulder pad football image. My work has been described as sensual and intimate, this image I believe has both. The original photo of Alyssa was shot on Adorama Seamless Background Paper suspended from a Manfrotto […]
On my first full day in Paris I grabbed my 85mm f1.2 and 17-24mm f2.8 and took the open top bus tour. It’s a great way to scope out a big city in a hurry for future shoot days. Europe Day 2 – Paris Tour from David 'Art' Wooten on Vimeo.
The folks at Wind River Systems have been trying to schedule me to re-shoot their executive photos for almost a year. The goal was to get them while at the corporate HQ. Though we came close a few times, it always fell through at the last minute. To be honest, I expected as much. I […]
As a follow up to last week’s posting, I have received the Carry Speed and Black Rapid camera straps. Here are my thoughts… ; ;
A buddy of mine is a master of first impressions. With his great attitude and passion for life he can win over potential clients at the initial meeting. And so it is no surprise that his business had grown so well domestically that he began looking oversees for opportunities. On a recent trip he took […]
Overview of the minimum amount of equipment I take in my Think Tank bag to shoots. http:///www.facebook.com/kandidzportraits http://www.wootenweb.com http://www.kandidz.com
If you have spent any time with me at all you know I have an infatuation for food. Not a crush, that it far too fleeting. Not a romance, it does not express my passion. I love food. I will drive 45 minutes for an I Preferiti di Broiana bomboloni. Take a lesser paying shoot […]
One of the toughest parts of my job is convincing people to allow me to shoot them as they are, in their environment. Since my style is very editorial, capturing a sincere moment is essential to my art. However most people are so accustomed to snapshots and posed photography wearing their ‘Sunday best’ they do […]
I get a lot of requests for TFP (time for print: photographer will give subject images in exchange for subject’s time) photo shoots. The majority coming from unsigned, amateur or hobbyist, part-time models who want to shoot after hours or weekends and achieve the looks presented in my portfolio especially the iconic images by Brittany […]
My Favorite Mother’s Day Songs: Sadie I Always Love My Momma A Song for Mamma My Girl Here Comes the Sun Dear Mamma Thinking of You A Song For Donny Hey Mamma Mamma Used to Say LOVE ON THEM TODAY
In addition to my fashion and event photography I also work for a regional magazine called 110. I can honestly say that once you do editorial and journalistic work everything else seems like a piece of cake. When I first started I was given 3 editorials consisting of 2-4 images each. On my first assignment […]
When I was growing up in Scotch Plains, NJ I remember waking up on my birthday and going out to the driveway to get The Star Ledger. Everyday they would post the “If You Were Born Today” section and I did not want to miss my 365th slice of the pie. It’s funny that even […]