Studio Test with Eric Stumon

I just ordered an additional set of gels and wanted to play around with them in the studio. Eric and I had been trying to do a test shoot for a while. I’m loving the results.

Eric Stumon is an Art Director for Madelife and Creative Director for the Scott Alan Project, a suicide prevention non-profit.

“Scott Alan Project is a non-profit organization that aids in Suicide Awareness & Prevention. S.A.P strives to make a positive difference,change lives and help others. They raise funds with their fashionable clothing line that represents its cause to bring in motivational speakers & suicide survivors to speak to crowds / schools & let people know it is okay to talk about suicide, depression, anxiety, & mental health. Everyone goes through challenges & S.A.P. wants you to know you are not alone when facing them.”

Maor – Studio Test with Naomi Duprey

I’ve been friends with Naomi for a long time now, basically since I have been in Boulder, but it took us this long to finally work together on a creative project. Naomi Duprey is a makeup, hair, and clothes stylist that I asked to collaborate on a shoot with Israeli Olympic runner, Maor Tiyouri. I had seen Maor running around Boulder, and when we connected on Facebook I asked if she’d be interested in doing a shoot. After working past scheduling conflicts, I got everyone together in my Boulder studio.

We only had a few minutes left, but I wanted to do something decidedly different. Naomi pulled out her favorite dress, and we got Maor to jump around the studio.

I love collaboration, something that wouldn’t have happened if any one of us was not involved.

Beard Commemoration

I’ve been growing my beard since September for one of my favorite parties of the year, Cinco de Mustache (this year it was on the 6th…). It was the most effort I’ve ever put into a beard, so I had to commemorate it with a photoshoot. I’ve recently started building out a studio with fellow photographer, Josh Vertucci, so we took the opportunity to experiment. Combination of collaboration and self portrait, I’m pretty happy with how these turned out (I’m also interested in seeing how Josh’s edits are different than mine!). I bought a fog machine, and it was fun playing with different lighting to make that show up.

Josh also works as a model. I…do not. I have two looks, serious/angry or out of my mind.

On one of the outtake photos, the background fog was far too bright and was too perfect not to add the galaxy too. Thanks to my girlfriend for the art direction.