I have been very lucky to work in many visual mediums with some of the most gifted collaborators both here in New York and in Europe. Over the past three years I have been given the opportunity to work with a group of orthopaedic surgeons. Head shots, candids and editorial portraiture in and around the surgical suites. I have also been honored to be called upon to video tape live surgical procedures. Wow talk about teamwork, performance and dedication. While I can’t show any videos in this forum I am happy to share some of the portraits I did with this awesome group.
Digitas/Boston was the ad agency. The creative brief was to create a series of enviroments in a studio and capture various emotions of young people using Lenovo mobile devices they were enjoying off camera. The welcome challenge for me was to capture all video at 120 frames a second. All videos were done on an Arri Alexa Camera with angenieux lenses set on a industrial strength rail system all tripped out by Derrick Zimmerman at Motion Picture Rentals . Congratulations Michel, enjoy!
I have been very fortunate in my career as an image maker. People from all walks of life have afforded me opportunities, given me entry and supplied me with ideas for subject matter. Without these people and their altruism it would be much harder, probably impossible, for me to have acheived the goals I have met and strive to acheive later.
Kohler is a longstanding client and I have done many projects with them for various still campaigns so when they called me recently to invite me to do a still and video campaign I jumped at the chance. The brief was to capture a before and after kitchen renovation project. I am proud to share this work. Special shout out to Nick Kapanke for his directing and edit. And a hearty thank you to the Donovan family and Susan Serra for their time, enthusiasm and thoughtful collaboration during our two days together.
So I arrive at the bare bones brooklyn studio. Everyone is busy setting up three rental sets for us to do a print campaign for Robert Allen’s new hotel line of textiles by designer Kirk Nix. The design director, says, “guess what we are going to do a video from the print campaign!” Cool! No pressure and no more coffee…
This video would have happened but I don’t think the end result would have been as good without the post production magic of The Station. Many thanks to Hugh and Jon for their finesse and good taste. And to David and Ric, congratulations, a pleasure to work with you and for you! Thanks for having me and for keeping me properly caffeinated!!!