Nov 6, 2015

Holiday Portraits with Hope, Tom & Sam

I had a such great time shooting with Hope, Tom and Sam for my White Winter Holiday Portrait series that I featured them in my November flyer.  Since this is LA, no boots or parkas here.  See below for a few of my other favories:

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Oct 21, 2015

"The 213" T Featured in the Latest Israel Nash Video

Excited to see filmmaker Joselito Seldera wearing my “213” tee in the newly released Israel Nash music video “LA Lately” directed by Haroula Rose. Check it out below.  Get your own 213 here:

The official "LA Lately"  music video by Israel Nash

Joselito in Venice Beach

With cinematographer Johanna Coelho

Like a boss JS getting real ink in front of the lens.  

Yes.  Pictures, tacos & curbs.

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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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Sep 25, 2015

The 2015 HBO "Julia Louis-Dreyfus" Emmy After Party

So I walk into the Pacific Design Center in the middle of what seems like an unending Los Angeles heat wave to discover the theme of HBO's after party is.... fire.  Not kidding.  The event was super crowded with everyone hyped up off the network's big wins.

Funny ladies Shannon Woodward, Whitney Cummings, Zoe Lister-Jones looking- well... very serious for some reason

My new friends from accross the pond, British actors Richard Glover and Angela Peters

HBO's Michael Lombardo and supercoolrockgod Dave Grohl

Veep's Juia Louis-Dreyfus, HBO's Richard Plepler and Scandal's Kerry Washington

The legendary Mel Brooks and JLD

SNL's Vanessa Bayer and Colin Hanks

Table of Emmys

Funny folks, Will Sasso and Alex Borstein

Apparently winning two is a downer

Kyle MacLachlan pitches Laser Cat sketches to SNL's Lorne Michaels

Michael Lombardo and actress Arielle Kebbel


You won too?

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Feb 12, 2015

The Photography of Tech Art Featured on Hallmark's InspireWire

InspireWire with Fine Art Photographer Vince Gonzales from VINPIX on Vimeo.

The photography of Tech Art featured on InspireWire's Hard at Work web segment.  Had a great time spending the day with Feeln's host Iris Ichishita.  Thanks to Mariana Flores, Caleb Nelson, Nare Mkrtchyan, Iliana Guevara and Halley Georgeson.  

On location with InspireWire's host Iris and hard working crew.  Thanks to Priscilla Taylor for providing an amazing shoot space.

Framed Tech Art pieces in studio with hosts Iris & Jeff during the show's recording

Feb 8, 2015

Grand Master Flash, Part 1

Vince Gonzales Interviews Photographer Scott Robert Lim from VINPIX on Vimeo.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with photographer Scott Robert Lim as he shared his story of starting out as a natural light wedding photographer to adopting strobes for killer wedding and portrait shots.  I discovered Scott after seeing him on Creative Live demonstrating his technique.  I watched it and started practicing his technique, right away creating exciting images.  I knew I had to get Scott over for interview and let him tell his own story.

Click HERE to see my post and Part 1 of the video interview on the Pro Photo Coalition site

My take on Scott's technique using only two strobes and a shoot through umbrella

Live demo with Scott and model Montserrat Espadale

One of many images that we'll share in Part 2 of my interview with Scott

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 13, 2015

HBO's Golden Globes Celebration

Award season officially kicked off with the Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton.  Despite the small amount of trophies handed out to HBO there was still no shortage of beautiful people willing to come out and party after the show.  Here's a few moments.

Matt Bomer showing off his win for The Normal Heart

Allison Williams and Andrew Rannells

Lupita Nyong'o and guest make their way to the dance floor

I caught Katie Holmes just as she walked in

Dakota Johnson sports 50 shades of glitter

Lauren Bowles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lena Dunham plot comedic world domination.  Oh, hey Jeff Kravitz

I pushed through the crowd of people to get Taylor Swift and Lorde as they made an entrance.

Fortunately their publicist staged the girls for me to get this shot.

Alan Cumming and Carrie Preston

Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson share a quiet moment.

Common chats with Today's Al Roker about his win

Family Guy's Alex Borstein

Somehow my camera seems to strike fear in 50 Cent

End of the evening shenanigans with the REAL girls of HBO production

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Nov 14, 2014

Holiday Portraits 2014

Book your Holiday Portraits

Sunday November 23rd and Saturday December 6th

1/2 hour sessions, $125

Reserve your sessions now.

Bring props or your favorite Holiday sweater!

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Sep 7, 2014

Raising Cold Hard Cash for ALS Research

I'm grateful to have friends who went along with my idea to donate cash to be used as a photo prop then given to ALS research.  The $1000 in twenty dollar bills seen in the tryptic above was donated after the shoot to the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) a non profit group of researchers who collaboratively conduct clinical research in ALS.  Thanks to Richard & Nicole D'Ovidio, Lorie & Kerry Bartron, Priscilla Taylor & John Hosack, Liza Shtromberg & Akira Mizutani, Mark Pogachefsky, Kevin Elam & Mary Marcus, Richard Wirth, Lisa & Rob Peach, Kim Barbieri & Janet Howard and Steve Dayan & Shannon Curfman for their generosity.  Special thanks to Donna Grillo and Ed Kennedy on shoot day.

Ed Kennedy under the strobes during a pre lighting test. 

Water+ice+cash.  Getting close to the bucket dump.

VINPIX on Vimeo.

In the end I created custom thank you cards for everyone who donated time & money.  Each card featured a QR code on the back when scanned takes you to this blog post.