I was asked to Production Design the new commercial for Turtle Beach (Gaming Headwear). The campaign is called "Vanquished Foes". The Ad Agency was Ignited LLC out of Los Angeles and Produced by Arthur Gorson. It was beautifully lit and a very humorous spot! We basically created an A.A. type meeting for a roomful of gaming villains who had been defeated by gaming players wearing the new Turtle Beach head sets, which are so advance you can hear every twig or leaf crunch when an enemy approaches. I had a blast on this campaign, have a look!
Video recap of "7-11 All Access Chill" photo shoot!
Here is a video recap of my NCompass photo shoot last weekend for "7-11 All Access Chill". Two lucky contest winners were flown to Los Angeles to enjoy a photo shoot + makeover with yours truly! We made some new friends from Ohio and San Jose and sent them home with big smiles and some impressive new photos! Thank you TEAM for making this happen so smoothly for our WINNERS!
Had a great session with Los Angeles rock band ZANO on March 13th. Long day with 6-8 various setups, eventually ending up back at my studio to do some time exposures under cover of the night in the blacked out studio. I hadn't don't this "painting with light" technique since just leaving Art Center College in the early '90's so it was alot of fun remembering all the technical data and giving the band something very unique to stand out! It was also heart wrenching shooting around the demolition of the cities most famous bridge ever - The 6th Street Bridge. It was a tangles bunch of cement and re-bar for as long as the eye could see.
HORROR BUFFS I will be speaking on a panel at the Long Beach Comic Expo next Sunday Feb 21 from 2-3pm in Room S3B. We will be discussing working with challenging budgets in the horror realm "BIG SCARES - INDIE BUDGETS" Presented by Geekfest Film Fest. I will also be signing promos and artwork from 1-2pm. Please come on down and say hello! Tickets available here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-beach-comic-expo-2016-tick…
I'll be the official photographer Monday night at "Las Vegas Rocks" a Susan Stein (Palm Springs Life Magazine) runway fashion show poolside at the SLS hotel, shooting the latest designs from ASTRELLA MUSICAL T-s, MICHAEL COSTELLO, DR MARTENS, BELLA DAHL, BAND OF GYPSIES, ROMEO + JULIET COUTURE and ICJUK! Will be a great event with an all star band featuring members of Pearl Jam, Jane's Addiction, Buckcherry, Thelonious Monster, Parliament, Korn, Cypress Hill and Candlebox! How's that for a lineup???
Here is a video recap of my photo shoot last weekend for "7-11 All Access Chill". Two lucky contest winners were flown to Los Angeles to enjoy a photo shoot + makeover with yours truly! We made some new friends from Ohio and San Jose and sent them home with big smiles and some impressive new photos! Thank you NCOMPASS + TEAM for making this happen so smoothly for our WINNERS!
TODAY marks the 15 year anniversary release date of IRON MAIDEN's "BRAVE NEW WORLD". I had the pleasure of meeting my hero's and shooting all their album artwork for this release, soon followed up by Directing "THE WICKERMAN" music video and Directing the massive 18 camera shoot for "ROCK IN RIO!" Dreams do come true and this was one of my most memorable moments of my life! Grammy nomination followed! Congrats Rod Smallwood, Bruce Dickenson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Nicko McBrain, Jannick Gers + Lil 'ol Me!!!
Amazing designer and friend Sheri Bodell came to me wanting to take her new fashion line to a darker and sexier place than ever before. It was a very long day, we shot something like 90 different dresses and knocked it out of the park! I shot ALONE without a photo assistant on the bottom floor of my house against a smokey grey seamless! It's amazing how a little latex and garter belts with the right accessories can evoke such sexy imagery, having two amazing models helps alot too! Sheri, good on you choosing to keep it dark and edgy! Ladies if you are not familiar with this line, check it out! Every item is quite affordable. Check out SHERIBODELL.COM
Had a fun night putting my "Green Machine" to the test in front of the lens and letting it rip! Good smoking tire times, have a look!
I received a random social media message from Paris that a band called BLACKRAIN was coming to Los Angeles to record their new album "Released" in Laurel Canyon with a notable producer. They had been told by a common friend of ours in France to contact me regarding shooting their album cover and publicity photos. We immediately hit it off at my house upon our first meeting and met a second time to discuss the shoot and agreed on shooting Swan (the singer) in freshly released handcuffs. Our shoot day was mainly shot outdoors and lit with Profoto strobe system. The amazing Tas Limur was my assistant that day. We managed to knock out about 7 or 8 exterior locations and then return to the studio to grab a shot against white and then capture the cover shot of Swan in cuffs for the CD cover. Great shoot, great guys and I wish them much success with their new project and many more to follow!
Enjoy your time with your Families and Friends! Time is precious. This is one of my fave Holiday cards my clients had ever come up with (Taken from my "Sweet Dreams" video for Marilyn Manson)
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Let's us give thanks for the things which are TRULY important, such as doing a wonderful job deep frying this turkey-BON APPETIT!!!
Written by Roland Wilhelm and published in Canada's PIE magazine, my latest layout featuring Lisa Marie Presley is on the stands. It is compiled of photographs I captured while directing her latest music video "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet". The magazine ran a copy of my music video treatment interlaced with the article and photos, so the reader could get some insight as to what goes in to making a music video. Lisa was an absolute darling to work with. You can see the video in it's entirety in my music video gallery!
Good friends from New Orleans EYEHATEGOD, were rolling through town for a gig at Los Globos. They had two free hours before the show and we managed to quickly get a few setups done for Century Media before heading to the gig for a crushing performance!
I am thrilled to welcome you all to my NEW website, celebrating the last 25 years of photography, commercials, music videos and more! My last site was built in Flash and who would have guessed back then that technology would have grown so fast, making Flash sites obsolete? Please jump right in and spend some time browsing the galleries!
Thank You - Dean Karr