A promotional photo I took for the band Opus Dai is now being seen worldwide! ...And by "worldwide," I mean Japan (heh heh). The following is a promotional poster for the band's Japan tour with my photo on the far right:A pre-poster-ized version of the picture:
I'm a huge Coldplay fan, but I haven't found most of their music videos too intriguing lately. Until yesterday, when they released the official vid for "Strawberry Swing" off their latest album Viva La Vida, which came out last year.To be honest, after viewing this video I can see why it took a whole year...I can't imagine how long it took to make it. We're talking chalk-drawing animation starring a live-action Chris Martin. Honestly, the visual effects have to be seen to be believed. I won't even post a wee little YouTube preview because it's an insult to the artistry. You have to watch the real thing in all its large screen glory here.
I don't normally post memes on this blog because memes are SO 2003, but this one was fun!The rules are:1. Go to "wikipedia." Hit "random article" or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:RandomThe first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.2. Go to "Random quotations" or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.3. Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7daysThird picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.4. Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.5. Post it up!If you're curious, Coomonte is "a municipality located in the province of Zamora, Castile and León, Spain." The quotation I used was from The Dhammapada, which is "Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone." The photograph is "Skylight" by Stewart Ayrey.I think it's perfect. I love travel.
It's here! For those who have been waiting for it (seemingly FO-EVAH), thanks for your patience. The new Luminaire Images site not only features fast-loading flash galleries, recent brides and artwork, but also "the Lab," where you can see and acquire the actions that I normally use to enhance my photographs. Also featured on the site is music by Cable Car and Rebekah Higgs, both enormously talented musical artists, whose music I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you check out!
Yesterday I shot some portraits guerrilla-style of Opus Dai, out near Pasadena. The guys are headed out on a tour of the Southwest today, and I wish them good health and good luck!
Saturday I did a shoot for a band discovered by Matt via Myspace called Violet Scripkus (view the band's profile/listen to them here).I found an old abandoned elementary school a few years ago when scouting out film shoot locations for school, and we used it as a backdrop. I must say, it was spooky-spooky at times, since some of the the facilities we saw and used look as if they could date anywhere from 1940s to the 1990s. Perfect place for deformed psychotics and ghosts. Didn't see any, though.Chaise, Roberto, and Marvin are a bunch of really funny, goofy kids, and I had a great time. The sky was perfectly amazing for an outdoor shoot, too...a clear day with plentiful, defined clouds. These kids lucked out, to the max.