The first studio wasn’t even mine, it was a studio of a fashion Photographer I met in the middle 80s. His studio was in a combination office and apartment building. He lived in the apartment above, but the office was separate from the studio. The next studio was when I went to SCCC for their commercial photography program in the late 80s. The first year … Continue reading Studio history…
Starfish Studios: Retrospective Back in 2008 I was a member of Starfish Studios… I was only there for a month, and this was mainly because the studio had no heat (space heater) and its windows didn’t shut (suicide windows). Other than that, I would have loved to stay longer at Starfish Studios because the building was the famous 619 Western building in the heart of … Continue reading 2 Shows this April!
Started printing back in jr high school and didn’t have a home darkroom until my Dad bought a used enlarger from a fellow Jr Achievement Adviser. The little enlarger came with 2 lenses, 2 film carriers, a gray lab timer, a number of 8.5×11 developing trays, a funky easel, a few different plastic film developing tanks. The darkroom that I used from somewhere in the … Continue reading The darkroom.
I would have to say I love natural light the most. This image was I believe was shot on a cool overcast day back in 92 in Seattle’s Volunteer Park and I believe that this image wasn’t altered with any dodging or burning in the darkroom or even in photoshop or lightroom other than fixing the tonality of the image. It’s shot on the path … Continue reading Lights, camera, action!
I’ve been interested in cosplay photography ever since those gothic/fetish days. It is basicly the same thing right? Not really cosplay is much more tamer than that or maybe it was because I was just not photographing the right cosplayers. I have only done a few shoots with the local Cherrian Anime Party (a club my friend Yifang started at SCCC. I went to a … Continue reading Cosplay should be a worthy next step…or what I thought.
This is how I introduce myself to a new model in a café, on the bus or where ever I was at, and I have been on the simple quest to find new models to update my portfolio. Luckily this model had been a former pro as well as one of my model muses back in 1992. I still recall the day I asked her … Continue reading Hello, My name is George and I’m a photographer…
Who is the inner critic anyways? For me it was something that made me focus on creating the highest quality that was possible with what I had access to at the time. What I didn’t have access to I did my best to experiment with what I could work magic with. Still my inner critic was a bit too anal for even me and many … Continue reading Inner critic.
I prefer to shoot without a defied idea when I do model test because in ways it’s like a modeling interview. In most cases I get an idea once I find a model that my mind is filled with what the future shots are, although with models online I find it discouraging because the field there has lots of competition and someone without a defined … Continue reading A new shoot with Michi.
A voice in my head told me to do it, so I took some photos of the windows in my folk’s house. When I was young I liked rainy days, but my mom would always say, “this is a horrible day” or “a miserable day.” It’s wet sure but not a really bad day at all and the temp outside is a balmy 44ºf which … Continue reading A picture a day.