Monday, December 9, 2013

Business Cards for Mom.

My mother is a restless woman, she can't stand the idea of living like any other retiree does in Florida. And while she can still move around and be active, she will do so. Over the past couple of years, she started to sell her homemade bakery goods at different markets around Daytona Beach, FL. She has been exploring a lifelong passion for baking, and found a good amount of clientele on the process. She is rarely left with any unsold products at the end of the day, and has even dragged my Dad as her assistant. I wanted to gift her some nice business cards to hand out to her hungry audience. So we agreed to a play it off from her Latino cooking style, named the business and started giving it a feel to "Harina House" (Flour House). 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A portrait for Kerrie, the dog walker.

Kerrie Pilcher. London, 2013.

I shouldn't be revealing secrets. However, this one trick came pretty handy. Just when I ran out of impressive miaows to get dogs' attention, a real feline popped out a window behind me to assist me on this shoot.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The holi colours of London.

London, 2013. Holi Festival of Colour. 
Nothing like putting a bunch of people (western or westernized mostly) in a big field to release the big city tensions. Give them loads of bags full of coloured powder, some buzz and music to follow the beat as they perform their interpretation of the Holi Festival. I decided to meet them at the aftermath, and just before their masks vanished on their departure, I was able to get some portraits. I love colour and it is always a challenge to work with strangers, so this seemed to be a good activity for my Saturday night. Check out the results on my "Our Rituals" area. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sneak peek to my new "Bingo!" project

Yes! I got some new work in progress. 

I have been visiting the community centre from where I live, and every Tuesday Mrs. Pat volunteers to hold a bingo day for people of the area, mostly seniors. I think there's a lot more for me to dig, so I'm still visiting them whenever I get a chance. Click here to see  a few images of what I've encountered so far.

Monday, April 22, 2013

A birthday party, for a dog.

I was at Battersea park one day when I met Kerrie, a dog walker (click to check out her blog), I wanted to make some portraits and I ended up being invited to photograph a dog's party. One of her clients, Brody (a small and furry white dog), was turning one year old and she decided to throw him a party at the Two Chairmen Pub in Trafalgar square, followed by a walk at the park. It was a good opportunity to get all of her clients together (dogs and owners) and celebrate the life of man's best friend. There were balloons, bone-shaped cookies for the canine crowd and a few pints for the humans.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mike's music is on its way!

I've been working with Mike Lemus, a Venezuelan musician, on his promotional material. We have managed, with our little budget and busy schedules, to come up with something to visually accompany the launch of his new 2 albums: "covers" and "Demo Station". To match his catchy rythms I took him to the studio for some shoots, proposed this album cover and made the video for his song "Paisaje", which you can check out by clicking here or in my Video/Film section. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Very classy and tasty Chrismas shoot.

I had the great opportunity to assist the Spanish photographer Alfonfo Zubiaga on a shooting for the Telva Christmas Magazine issue that specializes in food. So after a workshop in his studio, my friend Xavier Borneo and I offered our help for any of his actual assignments and the following week we were unpacking his gear and setting it all up in a quite extravagant Madrid home as the chefs cooked our models away.The location was arranged by the magazine, it was the house of two well-known interior design brothers hence the lavish decoration for the each table. Each scene was carefully lit with Alfonso's signature mirror techniques and "dedo" light and he was quite didactic and receptive to us.  And of course, we ate the subjects at the end.