The title says it all. This post is about shoes, shoes and more shoes. Women’s shoes to be specific. A while back, a little too long of a while to mention actually, I had the pleasure of setting up a shoot at Jennifer Mann’s new shoe store, called Shuze, in downtown Bethlehem. It started out as a fun shoot wherein she got her girlfriends together to have a little shoe party. The girls whipped out the shoes and I whipped out my photo gear! Let the games begin! After setting up a mock stage and capturing a variety of images of these fashionistas trying on these new shoes that Ms. Mann just brought in, I had a bigger plan….
How big? Well, let’s just say it turned into a literal truckload of a plan! OK, here’s the deal…
After collecting the images, I decided to create a vary large rendition worthy of something BIG. I spoke to Jen about it and we decided to run with the idea. Well, there it was, a 1GB image file and a total size of 20 feet long!! Where the hell was I going to print this? My first stop turned out to be my last. Duggal in NYC is arguably the most capable printer in the United States for this kind of thing. I made contact. They can print on glass, metal, stone, carpet, fabric and can fabricate pretty much any sort of installation dictated by the artist. OK, done.
With the file in their hands, the next step was to arrange the transportation of the final print to Jen’s store. UPS and Fedex aren’t equipped to handle a delicate print that is 20 feet long! Well, my good friend Tony in the trucking business was! He had his guy pick up the print in NYC and truck it straight out to Jen’s store. What more can one ask?
I met Jen at the store a few days later and we hung the print for all the world to see. Now it’s your turn…..
We had the delightful pleasure of photographing Stephanie and Justin recently. The affair took place in Reading, PA. The church on Albright College’s campus was beautiful and they packed the Reading Art Center to the gills for their reception! Oh, and the wedding couple themselves were pretty cool too!
Stephanie and Justin are so comfortable to be around and they looked fantastic on their special day! They worked with us to get the shots they wanted including the one where I risked life and limb to climb a ladder for just the right perspective. It prompted the old adage we use a lot, “The things you do for an image!”.
Anyway, we want to wish the newlyweds a Big Congratulations! They are a great couple and we are certain their relationship will stand the test of time.
Oh, and we almost forgot! We created this little slideshow as a teaser of bigger and better things to come! Take a look and feel free to leave a comment!
A new derivative of the Macantosh family of apples? Nope.
A new Apple product? No again.
A wonderful couple whose name we coined for them? YES!
We are very proud to say that we came up with Zac-N-Tash. It is the marrying of the first names of one of our wedding clients, Zach and Natasha! Soon they themselves will be marrying and they are looking to use the name as a tagline for their wedding! Make sure we get credit for that! LOL!
Anyway, their engagement shoot took place this past week and it was a lot of fun! We decided to center it around the places they first met, namely their high school and the local ice cream stand. Both are located in Bethlehem, PA. The ice cream stand is where they had their first date and was the focal point of the session. We wanted to capture their intimacy as well as the fun neon environment of the stand. I think we succeeded.
Zach used to play baseball, so we also decided, as part of the high school part of the shoot, that we would use the baseball field. Historically, he was a second baseman, but I had him cover the pitcher’s mound for the shoot. Tash loves theater and has a really good posing sense. She helped Zach and I believe we got some great stuff.