Thursday, May 26, 2011


Models, actors, musicians and other professional artists should be creating these short, 2-minute "portraits in motion" to promote themselves.

For years, models have shown potential clients their highly retouched portfolio or when the client asks, a very poor quality digital "Polaroid" snapped by a friend. Neither one shows the model as they really are.

Now, motion pictures (aka "films," "moving images" or the cheap-sounding "video") have the ability to show different angles, expressions, personality and features of a particular person. Beauty closeups, walking, jumping, laughing and other actions can be included, or not. The best part is retouching motion pictures, for now, is exclusive to the biggest budgeted Hollywood productions so you can be sure the model looks just as you see them.

We shot 20-year-old Austra Noelsson with 100% natural light one morning outside in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The shoot took about an hour and editing was about three hours. The music is a legally licensed track called "When I Close My Eyes" from Danish composer Ganga.

Monday, May 23, 2011

How I Handle Telemarketers

Such an unfortunate part of American culture is the acceptance of telemarketing calls. I really don't know why we don't take to the streets against these people interrupting my time with my family.

This is a list of all the telemarketers that have contacted me over the past few years. I created a contact for them so I can avoid their calls. However, the list grows weekly, despite me being on the so-called "Do Not Call" list.

This is a list of fax machines that call my cell phone. Most likely, they are the telemarketers too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Marriott Rewards Image

Marriott is using our image for their "Rewards" benefits email newsletter. So, why are we not upset their using our work? Well, because we shot it for them at their property in St. Thomas, USVI.


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