Mar 27, 2013

"Death of Summer" post on the Pro Photo Coalition blog

Check out my latest post on the Pro Photo Coalition blog on the ceation of my action photo "Death of Summer."  Click HERE to see the full article.

Tags vince gonzales photography vinpix pro photo coalition viewfinder action photography donna grillo ed kennedy

Feb 24, 2013

Behind The Scenes Video of Kikey Castillo's Glamour Shoot

For my glamour shoots, women walk in wearing sweats with a scrunchie in their hair, sit down to professional hair and make-up and are transformed in to their inner cover girl.  I thought it would be valuable to have a behind the scenes video in addition to a portfolio of images when sharing these sessions in cyber space.  Play below:

 Seeking out a crew who had their own content to share added value and potential for wider visibility.

I collaborated with my good friend Kikey Castillo to be my model/victim.  Kikey is a actress and TV host with her own Los Angeles lifestyle blog.  She invited Steve Galindo who brought his pro styling skills and Lori Sandler with custom jewelry from her shop,  DragonHorse Studios.

Feeling like a cover girl

I reached out to my go-to make up artsist Narcisse Chico and videographer Lucy Eagleson to capture HD footage.    I edited on Avid (pro editors, be gentle) adding a fun original track "Indie Anna Jones" from singer Queen B.  My lovely wife Donna Grillo co-produced with me. We shot at the spacious Martini Factory studio in Downtown LA, taking advantage of the abundant natural light.  Easy, right?  Well, it was definitely fun.  Now when I discuss my Glamour Shoots with potential clients I can show them the video as well as my portfolio which helps them understand the whole transformative experience

Chico doing her magic, Lucy getting the shot.

"Loving life right now"

Tags vince gonzales kikey castillo vinpix glamour photography fashion photography lori sandler dragonhorse studios narcisse chico lucy eagleson the martini factory indie anna jones queen b steve galindo donna grillo