Jul 26, 2017

Karina Noelle Photo Shoot

Thinking back on my shoot with the amazing Karina Noella.  Here's a little behind the scenes video:

VINPIX Studios Behind the Scenes Shoot with Karina Noelle from VINPIX on Vimeo.

Here's a few of my favorite images from that shoot

Big thanks to the team that made it all happen: Eric Robbins, Erika Robbins, Donna Grillo, Bibiana Schutt Abello, Jessica Bobik, Tiffany D. Brooks and Andrew Kashino.

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Jul 5, 2017

Interview with Percussionist Eric Bobo

Before going on the road as a member of Cypress Hill, percussionist Eric Bobo sat down to talk about playing in the high school band, his life on multiple world tours and the joy of introducing music lovers to unreleased recordings by his legendary percussionist father, Willie Bobo.  Eric began playing at age five influenced by his father's Afro-Cuban sound that would take him on the stage with The Beastie Boys, currently with Cypress Hill and in to the future with his own project, Ritmo Machine.  But it was the discovery of his father's recordings and photographs that put him on a journey back in his own musical roots.  Origional tapes were found, restored and remastered for a new audience.  Photographs of Willie's life as a young artist once only seen by family members were shared with the world.  The result is an album titled "Dig My Feeling."  Eric is currently working on releasing new material.  I'll let him tell you in his own words

 

Willie Bobo "Dig My Feeling" available on iTunes

Fans of Eric can follow on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/eric_bobo

On Twitter at: twitter.com/ericbobo

Special Thanks to Nacional Records, Sean Addo, Tiffany D. Brooks and Amy Reynolds.

"The 213" t shirt available at vinpixstudios.com

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Oct 20, 2015

Grace Tame Shoot

Thrilled artist and illustrator Grace Tame joined me for my White Party Shoot series.  Someone is channeling a bit of Grace Kelly, eh?  You can see more of her work on Instagram: @alienbeachpunk

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Jan 24, 2015

Lifestyle Shoot for P.Taylor Clothing

The P.Taylor Clothing crew brought me on to shoot a series of casual lifestyle looks for their latest shirts, wraps, and jackets.  It was a perfect afternoon working with new friends and old under a sunny So. Cal sky. Big thanks to designer Priscilla Taylor and models Sally Drennon, Lisa Arden, Adele Sylvester, Lisa Carrier, Brandy Snow, Donna Grillo, Nancy Sullivan and Lisa Peach.  Yes, three Lisas.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Sally Drennon 

Lisa Peach

Nancy Sullivan

Nancy Sullivan & Donna Grillo

Lisa Carrier

Lisa Arden

Lisa Carrier

Adele Sylvester

Brandy Snow

Brandy Snow

Some behind the scenes:  Brandy finds her inner Ring Girl to help me bounce light

Selfie with Donna

Fine.  Lisa is taller than me.

Brandy Snow, Priscilla Taylor, "Me" and Donna Grillo enjoying a wrap photo

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Jan 24, 2014

Globe Trotting: Golden Globes 2014 HBO Party

Inside peek at the 2014 Golden Globes HBO party held at The Beverly Hilton's Circa 55.

Costume display from HBO's Behind The Candelabra

Michael Douglas and Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes

Sally Hawkins tries the bubbly

Matt Damon turns on the charm

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Lakiha Spicer with hubby Mike Tyson

Elisabeth Moss flaunts her new bling

Scott Bakula with the writers of Looking, Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh

Julie Delpy enjoying a night out without Ethan

Michael K. Williams wearing the hell out of that suit

Seth Meyers leans in for a listen

3 x funny, Megan Mullally, Will Forte and Nick Offerman 

Jon Voight and son James Haven

Russell Simmons and Shannon Elizabeth

Power couple exits stage left

Hayden Panettire and Niecy Nash share a laugh

Hayden gets a bear hug from The Blind Side's Quinton Aaron

Mathew McConaughey

Lupita Nyong'o and Niecy Nash

CNN's Ashleigh Banfeld and Will Forte

Thanks to Calumet Rentals in Los Angeles for providing a Nikon D4 for the evening

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Jan 2, 2014

The Art of the Optical Printer

My interview with Bill Conner at Deluxe labs in Holywood discussing his restoration work usig the in house optical printer. Click the link below for the complete interview:

http://prophotocoalition.com/vgonzales/story/A-Conversation-With-Bill-Conner

The Pro Photo Coalition post

Bill at his desk with the tools of the trade

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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.

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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"

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