Monday, November 16, 2015

Donald Brink

Last week I had the chance to photograph a very interesting guy doing crazy things with surfboard design.  His name is Donald Brink out of San Clemente/Dana Point and I was photographing him for a piece in Modern Luxury Orange County magazine spotlighting a list of innovators living in Orange County.  Donald is a really friendly character and I have never seen surfboards like these.  One has wierdly shaped fins, the other has a off-center tail all based on the riders' stance and how they surf.  I had a great time on the shoot and want to order one of his designs as soon as possible.  You can check out his stuff at

Thursday, November 5, 2015

So, I usually shoot food and environmental portraits for work which leaves me with little time to do any personal work or organize my own portfolio shoots.  I decided to get it together and start making time for these kind of things.  My portfolio is definitely lacking in fashion/lifestyle photographs and I need to really boost that part of it up.  I remembered that I shot with a great model, Margaux a few years back so I was lucky enough to get in contact with her and we organized our own shoot.  There has been a location that I drive by every few days.  It's a canyon that was burned in the fire a year and half ago and left a group of burnt trees that make for a great backdrop.  Got some great results.  Please let me know what you think.