Monday, November 30, 2009

Max Musina - Shoes - Product Shoot

Designer Max Musina, a client, next-door neighbor, and good friend of mine, has been hand crafting one-of-a-kind luxury items for seven years now.  His brand, Massimiliano Musina, contains a unique collection of handbags, clutches, belts, sandals, jackets and furniture, dedicating his attention to detail, color, style and precision. Most of his line is made from rare exotic skins like crocodile, sting ray and python, although he also just starting an organic luxury line, as well.

Each individual piece refrains from machine-use, and is made entirely by hand.  His leathers are hand cut, painted and sewn, with his signature embedded into every purse and shoe like a painting.  I have been photographing fashion for a number of years, and his colors and quality are in a league of their own… as a matter of fact, I wouldn’t even call his products Fashion, I would call them ART!

On this recent studio shoot of Max's latest collection of high-end women's shoes, everything was shot in my studio using Profoto lights: one to light the background, and one head with a beauty dish to light the products.

Make sure to check out more on Max at his website.

Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II
Shutter 200 @ F16
Shot on Lexar cards.
Profoto Lighting

These images are raw no retouching yet.

A Special thanks To B&H Photo where I order all my gear.  When you need new equipment go here.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

9 Seed Clothing Shoot

Here are some shots from my recent photo shoot with 9 Seed, a high-end line of maternity apparel.  This clothing line is versatile enough to flatter any body type - pregnant or not.  Our beautiful model was shot at a beach in Malibu.  This was our first shoot with 9 Seed; we had a blast and hope to continue working with them in the future.
Check out the 9 Seed website click here

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Monday, November 23, 2009


Check out this blog interview they did with me the other day.  Find out about what I like and don't like.  I will be working with the website once a month now so make sure to check it out. 

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Rachel Sterling Photoshoot - Video

Check out our recent shoot in the Pacific Palisades with former Pussycat Doll Starlet / celebrity Rachel Sterling. Rachel has graced the pages of Maxim, Stuff, Italian Vogue, FHM and others in both the U.S. and overseas making her an international sensation.

Follow this link for more info on Rachel Sterling:

Edited by: Frank Meli
Video Shot on Canon 5D Mark II
Rachel Sterling Photoshoot with John Hildebrand (smaller) from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.

Here are some of the photos from the shoot more to come soon.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Project To Watch Out For: Danfung Dennis

I have been playing around with my Canon 5D Mark II video a lot these days.  My photo assistant showed me this video.  Pretty much the sickest project a must see.

Battle for Hearts and Minds Trailer from Danfung Dennis on Vimeo.

The footage was shot on a custom built rig, using a Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70 f/2.8 L lens, Sennheiser ME-66 and G2 wireless system, Singh-Ray variable ND filter, and Beachtek 2XAs mounted on a Glidecam 2000 HD with custom made aluminum 'wings.'
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F.A.R.T Movie Party

Freedom Artists had the surf movie road trip party last night.  The movie is called F.A.R.T super classic make sure you go and check it out.  Here are some photos of the event, lets just say a lot of drinking was going down.  Everyone always asked me about what camera I like to shoot with when am not using my Canon 5D mark II. I always have my Canon G9 with me.  This camera is the best point and shoot, shooting raw, fast, not to big and has an old school film look to it.  Keegan Gibbs also set up a photo booth which always fun at a party.

I thought it would be fun to post some more post like these with the G9 events / party vibe. 
Goodtimes Boys

Check out preview video CLICK HERE

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Bravo TV "Million Dollar Listing" Watch Me.

Once again I am on my brothers TV Show "Million Dollar Listing"
Madison Hildebrand and I have been photography his listings for sometime now.  He really knows what he wants out of the  photos and I have to provide the best images possible.  
Check out his website The Malibu Life

 Watch this video pretty funny.

Other Blogs I posted on Bravo TV Show Million Dollar Listing
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tear Sheets

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