October 31, 2007
7x7 Bring on the Night
Orange's own Andria Lo has two photographs that have won inclusion in the 7x7 Magazine Bring on the Night Photography competition. The reception and auction will benefit SF Camerawork, a local photography non-profit so come out and support them next week!
October 30, 2007
Now that was an earthquake!
Well, just got back from photographing at City Hall for the Mayor's reception of Aer Lingus which just started service to San Francisco. The studio was shaking quite a bit and I heard something crash upstairs. My earthquake bobblehead was even bouncing a bit... (re-enacted in the photo above).
This was the biggest shake I've personally felt in my nine years in San Francisco and it lasted pretty long!
October 29, 2007
Having been heavily influenced by the Manchester sound and aesthetic, it was nice to see this film and how Corbijn treated the subject matter.
The film is infused with the music and feel of 1970's Manchester (Macclesfield, more specifically) and those who are familiar with that era and time will get a kick out of references like the ones to George Best and Man City Blue.
Definitely recommend the film which does a great job telling the story of Curtis and is also shot very well (on Kodak black and white film) and appropriately for the storyline...
October 27, 2007
Japan Society threesome
We covered the Japan Society of Northern California's 2007 Award of Honor Gala. I wasn't quite sure what the crowd would be comprised of but was a bit surprised to see San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis there. He was probably the most well known person as well as the two honorees, Mr. Yuzaburo Mogi and Mr. Philip Kan Gotanda.
October 26, 2007
Fotovision: Reinventing Travel and Stock Photography for a Brave New World
We're happy to once again be hosting Fotovision for their next workshop entitled: Reinventing Travel and Stock Photography for a Brave New World.
Here's a quick synopsis of the program: "Fotovision has an upcoming workshop on Nov 11th with Bob Holmes: Reinventing Travel and Stock Photography for a Brave New World and we now have a space for that workshop at Orange Photography. I think this will be a great workshop for new and seasoned photographers alike. The focus is really on finding a way to respond to the dynamic changes in the market and we all could use some pointers in that department."
October 25, 2007
More Olympians and Best-Selling authors
We shoot a lot of events and popular speakers are Olympians. For some reason we seem to get more Winter Olympians than Summer, and at Riverbed's Accelerate '07 this week in San Francisco, Vince Poscente, an Olympian and author of The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World gave a nice presentation about speed, a relevant topic for the conference. He was pretty dynamic and energetic and seemed to do a great job with the crowd.
October 24, 2007
This is in dialogue with the Gyro poster blog entry. I found these faded posters in the window of a seedy butcher shop. The kid is totally creepy!
October 19, 2007
Octavia Boulevard at night...
Had a chance to show a guest from out of town around our city, and while relaxing in the park on Octavia Boulevard just snapped off a shot of some hipsters taking their dog out for a midnight run in the park. We've been doing a lot of gigs at night as usual, but most are indoors so it was kind of nice to be out and taking some shots just for fun of our wonderful city.
October 16, 2007
Orange was on hand to capture the 5th Annual Girlstock in downtown Oakland as part of our social photography program. An excellent opportunity to see some local talent at intimate venues, plus the proceeds benefit two great organizations, The Positive Resource Center and Pets Are Wonderful Support. My favorite were the completely mesmerizing, sword-balancing Suhaila Salimpour belly dancers.
October 15, 2007
Gyros and Stock Images/Licensing...
So I am wondering if everyone else is as familiar with this woman holding a gyro as I am (excuse the cell phone image quality here). It seems every time I'm somewhere that there's a restaurant serving gyros, I see this exact sign. I am not sure if the gyro stock imagery market is small or if this is truly the best and/or cheapest image, but this woman is ubiquitous (she's even on MySpace!).
Anyhow, I hope that both the model and the photographer who shot this were compensated appropriately.
October 8, 2007
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