Monday, March 30, 2009

Little Boots in April's BlackBook

Here is a shot I recently did of one of the UK's new rising pop stars, Victoria Hesketh aka Little Boots, for this month's BlackBook magazine. We had to shoot in the back of a new BMW and the creative director wanted a party feel. Trouble was the shoot was at noon outside the magazine's office on 19th street. I decided to light it all from inside the car with portable packs and take her for a ride, leaving the entourage behind. We went through the tunnel on Park Avenue and I had my shot. Her music is really quite good and people are calling her the new Kylie Minogue. Listen to her tunes on her myspace page.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Me © Platon

I just updated my facebook picture with a polaroid I found from last year at this time. Pre blown-out knee. Maybe just a bit happier than I am this year...where's the violin, right? Shot by the man, Platon. A nice pairing to the earlier posting of kingly me. :o)

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Times Square Steps

I sit in Santa Fe this morning awaiting a workshop next week and was going through some recent personal pics and found some stuff from the new red stepped TKTS store in Times Square that are cool. I really do love this architectural structure/folly. It gives you such a great place to just chill and take in the great people watching and all the signage. It is made up of 27 steps and rises 16 feet high, housing the store underneath. Great interesting example of form following function. Perkins Eastman designed it based on a competition-winning concept by architects John Choi and Tai Ropiha. It opened in October and really has transformed the space. It will also be interesting to see how this is affected by Bloomberg's plan to turn this part of Broadway pedestrian-only in May. Times Square will basically become an urban park. Cool.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Living Legends of Law

Last month, I did a job for the ABA Journal, photographing lawyers for the March cover story "7 Over 70". The feature was about some of the nations top trial lawyers who are all over 70 and still practicing today. I shot Bernie Nussbaum in NY, Joe Jamail and Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes in Houston, Bobby Lee Cook in Summerville, GA and Jim Neal in Nashville. Some interesting facts about them: Bernie was Clinton's White House Counsel from '92-'93; Joe won the largest settlement ever awarded in the world (10.5 billion against Texaco); Bobby Lee Cook was the inspiration for the television series "Matlock"; Jim represented Elvis' doctor after his death and Jon Landis after the "Twilight Zone" helicopter deaths; and Racehorse has kept all of his 40 capitol punishment clients from dying. The articles are great and their stories fascinating. Check them out at the ABA Journal.