Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Son's Birthday Party

Just thought I'd share a few of my favorite shots from my son's birthday party this last weekend.

I can't believe he's growing up so fast!

View a slideshow (with additional photos here)




















Friday, June 20, 2008

Stock Photography Here I Come

In an attempt to delve into the world of stock photography, I'm photoshelter.com's newest photographer. I've been approved to sell stock photography on their site. Now I just need models that will work for free, a studio and tons of extra time to work on it... that shouldn't be to difficult.

I put an application into istockphoto.com, but they rejected it. I will try again with them in a few days.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New York can fine restaurant chains that don't post calories

NowPublic.com has used some of my latest restaurant pics in a news story about New York restaurant chains that don't post calories. View the Article here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Restaurant Photoshoot - Helen's Chinese Gourmet

Below are a few shots from today's photo shoot for a magazine called, "Asian Restaurant News". I took these at Helen's Gourmet Chinese Food in N. Fresno. Apparently, the magazine is going to feature them on the front cover. That means if my photos are good enough, I will have a photo on the front cover of a national magazine! That would be pretty cool.

Anyway, Helen was an amazingly nice lady! She sent us (Josh helped me) home with a bunch of food that I shot, which was helpful because Sarah hadn't been able to prepare dinner. The food was GOOD! They've been in business for 13 years, so I think the restaurant is doing something right. If you stop in for lunch or dinner, tell Helen that Joe says, "Hi".


Brocolli Beef

Orange Chicken

Asian Food on Table


Helens Gourmet Chinese Food Interior

Helens Gourmet Chinese Food Interior

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Asian Restaurant News

I just got a gig shooting "Helen's Gourmet Chinese Food" for national publication titled, "Asian Restaurant News". Thank you Craigslist. You rock.

In the next few days, I'll go shoot the Interior, Exterior, the Owner(s), and some signature dishes. This should be fun, partly because I've never done a shoot quite like this before. I will get paid, and I will add a national publication to my portfolio.

I'll be sure to post some of the photos.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The View on the Walls

PETAL

Here are a few shots of my prints hanging on the walls of PETAL, a local florist.

These prints are for sale as framed. Many people prefer to have their art custom framed (so that it matches the home decor) so, I am also selling prints.

4x7: $5
5x7: $6
8x10: $25
11x14: $35
16x20: $55

Hopefully they are priced to sell in today's economy.
Framed PoppyFramed Bright Daisy
Framed White PoppiesFramed Rose and Sunflower

here's a sneak preview of a gallery wrap that should arrive on my doorstep any moment now!
Gerbera

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Putting Myself Out There

Yesterday I hung that final two (out of 6) framed art on the walls of local Florist.

Taking my work to the public is a brand new thing for me, so I'm a bit nervous, I'm excited and I'm cautious. I'm nervous to have other people seeing some of my work and talking about it while I'm not around. I'm excited to have other people seeing some of my work and talking about it while I'm not around and I'm cautious - trying to not to get my hopes up too high.

What AM I hoping for? I'm hoping for sales! I'm hoping for a few phone calls for some custom work!

If you are local, I want to invite you to come down to PETAL. Dana (the owner) is really nice. The flowers are high quality. The store is really simple, quaint and has great art on the walls. You will find a map and an address below.

Here are the 6 pieces that I hung.
dreamy sunflowerWhite Poppy in SepiaSimpledaisy lomo no distressCalifornia PoppiesWhite Poppies


PETAL (Corner of Willow and Nees) - Click HERE for a map.
1215 N. Willow Ave #140
Clovis, Ca

Now I'm working on hanging some art on the walls of Cinnamonster!

Monday, June 2, 2008

...And Another Location

I just got permission to hang a bunch of prints up at Cinnamonster. I'll post my progress soon.