Cold shoot Day

So with the approach of the new year I purchased a new camera body to expand my capability for the new year. With the new camera in hand I reached out to one of my favorite models to work with here in Providence, Amy. Amy and I have worked together a number of times since I moved to Rhode Island. I like to try different shoots with someone that I've shot before. It puts the onerous on creating different and unique images from those captured previously. 

 

As a creative this challenge allows me to work within a box. Most times people say that you should think outside the box. As a creative this speaks to me however with one caveat. As a professional dealing with clients and their expectations there box is firm. If I were to create something totally different then the expectations I would fail my clients. The box is there for a reason and learning how to push at the edges of the box is where a creative professional needs to put their priority. This concept isn't new or even mine. One of the most influential teachers I had explained this concept to me and it's stuck with me ever since. 

So in the bitter cold Amy and I met up to shoot with the new camera body. Overall it was a success because I was able to push my boundaries and fail. Failing is the only way we learn and with this shoot I had some success along with some failure. Understanding the limitations of my gear allowed me to adapt my shooting to deal with the differences in gear. Overall I love these images and how I was able to challenge myself with two different boxes, one creative and the other technical. 

Thanks and let me know what you think of the images! Best! Jason 

Steer Films Shark Week shoot

A couple months ago I had the pleasure of meeting the crew at Steer Digital Media. They are a full service Digital Agency based here in Providence, RI. They were looking to promote their upcoming feature for Shark Week on Discovery Channel. The film Shark Vortex aired on July 24th with the beginning of Shark Week.

So earlier this month I was able to create a number of portraits and a group shot to promote their projects. The theme of the shoot was to showcase the grittiness and attitude of the crew. I have to applaud the crew of Steer in their dedication to their projects as they want their work to stand on its own as a collaboration. The premise of the shoot was to show the gear and crew utilizing their special shark themed Buffwears. For the crew the anonymity by the Buffwear takes them out of the chemistry allowing the focus to be on the work. As a fellow creative I admire this outlook as it allows for the subjects to be the stars and not the crew. 

I shared these on social media to help with the promotion of the film and wanted to share the images in high resoultoion for your enjoyment. 

Steer Films Group shot