Jan 12, 2016

Ricky's Night, 2016 Golden Globes HBO Party

HBO put on their Golden Globes after party at Circa 55 (formaly Trader Vic's) again this year hosting winners and losers.  Here's a few.

Jane Fallon, Ricky Gervais and Richard Plepler

Bryan Cranston, HBO's Richard Plepler and Glove winner Jon Hamm

Bryan Cranston and HBO's Michael Lombardo

Comic actor Matt Walsh and Jon Hamm

Brad Hall and Jon Hamm

Harrison Ford and David Oyelowo

Han Solo & Ally McBeal smooching

Ricky Gervais holding court with director Jay Roach

Liev Schreiber, Andy Samberg and Michael Lombardo

Rob Lowe hooks up a fan with an autograph

Rob Lowe and wife Sheryl Berkoff

Even Mel Gibson made an appearance

Selfie maddness

Larry David having a laugh

Niecy Nash and Michael Lombardo

Actor Sean Bean in a selfie huddle

Michael Lombardo and Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones"

Funny ladies, Zoe Lister-Jones and Angelique Cabral

Fashion blogger Oscar De Las Salas with Micheline Etkin

From "Silicon Valley," Zach Woods, Thomas Middleditch and Sam Richardson

"Bones" actress Michaela Conlin with friend

My favorite shot of the night.  Fresh off her win from "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Rachel Bloom glowing with writer/producer Dan Gregor

Huge thanks to HBO's Adraina Fernandez for helping navigate the room

Party over!  Even waiting in line to get to my car seemed glitzie

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Dec 14, 2015

Back to Paradise, Kauai Adventure

We finally got to return to our island paradise.  After a very busy end of year it was geat to spend some down time on Kauai.  I'll let the pictures do all the talking.

Flowers, flowers, flowers.  Couldn't get enough of the variety

Abandoned Aloha Theatre in Hanapepe

Once a grand stage

Tried shooting flowers at night with only a flashlight

From our balcony another perfect rainbow


More rainbows

Keeping them safe at Lydgate Beach

Chick and mamma

Wailua River valley

What are hicles?

Lighthouse at Ninini

Lavaflow at Brennecke's.  Yes please.

Shipwreck's Beach

Chilled fresh cocunut prepared by a local

End of day colors

Making friends

Another perfect sunset

Bannanas growing right outside of our room

Morning light


Ke'e Beach

Flower and color overload at McBryde Garden Botanical Garden

Spouting Horn

Monk Seal getting some sun

Mom with little ones greeting us every morning

THE spot.  Another walk at Shipwreck's Beach

Turtle in the surf

Playing with long exposures with flash.

Taking in our last day

Another perfect flower

Good night Hawaiian stars.  See you soon.

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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: vinpixstudios.com

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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