I did a quick Before/After tearsheet for a meeting this morning and figured I may as well share it. These were from a recent shoot with an actor-slash-comic-slash-model who was unhappy with a shoot she’d done not long ago and wanted new stuff.
We were both very happy with the results.
Another one from the “What’s Mike Been Up To?” files, portraits of Alex and Blake of Flocabulary, “Educational Hip-Hop” (think Schoolhouse Rap), taken at their Brooklyn offices.
Like myself, Flocabulary is a San Francisco transplant. In less than ten years, they went from being two guys working out of an apartment to a staff of over twenty employees (with even more creative contributors in the wings).
I don’t know if I could ever see my photography business growing to 20+ employees, but I wouldn’t mind a little bit of that success juju. Like the old saw goes: I wish I had enough money to buy an elephant; not that I want an elephant, I just wish I had enough money to buy one.
I participated in my second Help-Portrait event this past weekend, this one at a women’s shelter photographing families and kids in the Bronx.
The entire HP group were all rock stars, but the true MVP of the day was that tiny little felt cowboy hat that pretty much every kid wanted to pose with. One girl was shy and a little withdrawn up until the hat came out, at which point she completely lit up and owned the set with her big grin and bigger hair.