this was one of the biggest shoots i’ve been involved in.
when tom beck called me up to see if i was free, and willing, to, not only be his assist on this shoot, but to also shoot some behind the scenes photos, he laid it all out for me:
- VIP Jackson Magazine was doing their biggest fall fashion shoot ever.
- taking place over three days at the Renaissance at Colony Park.
- models from Jamie Ainsworth’s JEA Model Management agency.
- hair and make up my Leah Vincent of Colorize Hair Studios.
- and lots and lots of wonderful vintage cars, provided by Mike Marsh and his friends/contacts.
i’ve been wanting to get into the fashion scene more, plus, it sounded like it’d be some adventure.
let’s do this.
so, i spent a week up in Memphis this month and, while i was up there, arranged another photoshoot with my good friend (and fellow artist) Cody.
this time, it was pretty much the all Cody show. she knew the location she wanted to use and the outfit and the theme.
the location was a stairwell in a parking garage in downtown memphis.
the theme we were going for was an Alice In Wonderland type of feel, but without going too overboard with it.
and away we go.
first post of 2013 with all new work and first time me and Tom have worked together in the new year.
tom called me up a few days back and asked if i’d be free on the 27th and i said sure, what was up and, lo and behold, he had managed to arrange and set up a shoot with Martin Barre.
y’know, just the legendary guitarist of Jethro Tull and wanted to know if i’d help him out as a photo assist. and since i love taking documentary style/behind the scenes photos, Tom asked Martin if that would be cool for me to do while they shot and he said it was no problem.
hell to the yeah.
the location was inside the dance studio of Ballet Mississippi.
let’s get to it
so, one of my goals for 2013 is to completely re-examine how i approach my photography. i felt like i was getting stuck in a rut and i wanted to shake some of the cobwebs off.
giving my professional website a complete update and overhaul was one of those steps.
i even started a new photography tumblr.
and i started wondering; with me wanting to try new things with my photography, how would i approach the final edit of some past images.
so i decided to find out.
since i don’t tend to shoot weddings, whenever i do end up shooting one for a friend i tend not to post the photos, since i hate having to tell people no when they ask if i’ll shoot theirs.
but i’ve always liked these photos i shot of my friend Karyn’s wedding and i figured they would make a good experiment. i shot these back in 2008 (wow, it’s been awhile) and i was interested how 2013-Pat would edit 2008-Pat.
so, let’s go see.
Happy 2nd month of the New Year everybody!
why so long before making a new post for 2013? well, i wanted the first post of the new year to be the announcement of my recently updated, redesigned, and overhauled professional website!
and now that time has come!
so, if you haven’t already, please check out the all new www.williampatrickbutler.net!
i have big things planned for 2013 and this is just the start!
BALLS TO THE WALL!
have a good one everybody!
see ya next post!