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.”
I first met Lauren when I booked her for a hair shoot. As she was leaving she asked me if I could help her create additional photos for her portfolio. Here is video and stills of what we came up with over the course of 4 months.
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 […]
Images and video from the rain inspired shoot with Shanza… Shanz of Showerz from David ‘Art’ Wooten on Vimeo.
Another behind the scenes video. Probably the most requested model in my portfolio is Beth Cruz. Reggie Rucker’s client wanted to do a New Orleans style Fat Tuesday poster for there annual event Central Valley event. I think we NAILED IT Behind the scenes of Tresetti’s Fat Tuesday Poster from Luis Alcazar on Vimeo. […]
Test shoot with the lovely Shanice Watts in Benicia, CA More @ http://www.facebook.com/kandidzportraitsBlog @ http://www.wootenweb.com/
This is a high key portrait of the beautiful Kim Lefebvre in a linen and satin lace corset. As often happens this image came towards the tail end of the shoot and evolved as we began experimenting with poses and setups. The space we shot in was fairly small so a backdrop was out of […]
Model: Ebony Camille
Producer & Photographer: David ‘Art’
Shot on location in Walnut Grove, CA
In preparation for my recent road trip to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and then Las Vegas, I toyed with the idea of bringing my studio lights. They weren’t that heavy right? How much would the airline overcharge me to bring them? Maybe I could ship them ahead of me via FedEx? Maybe I could rent them there? But after considering the effort, security of the places I would be staying and practicality I opted for my speedlites (4 x 580EX II) instead.
After testing it is our assumption that when the Acute 2R fires, the flash heads power draw is so great that the BatPac can not supply enough electrical charge which effectively turns off the Acute and the built in Pocket Wizard receiver. With the receiver memory now cleared, during re-charge the Acute pack has to re-learn the Pocket Wizard transmitters code again. FLASH, nothing, learning, nothing, learning, nothing, learned, FLASH, unlearn, nothing… You get the point. Perhaps this is a defective BatPac and Profoto USA is looking into that possibility but if not Houston we have a problem that will have to be addressed.
Photos and fusion video from yesterday’s 2010 Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, NY with:
Godfather Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez
Senator Chuck Schumer
Rep. Charlie Rangel
Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr
HIGH DEF version will be uploaded to same link in 12 hours.