A really, really outstanding making-of video from the NYT Magazine's Breakthroughs in Film sessions I mentioned a few posts down.
Directed by none other than Ryan McGinley. Also, not sure how I failed to include a clip from one of my other favorites from the shoots, that of Paul Dano, below. Online slideshow (with narration) of the finished products here.
After all the hand-wringing and nervousness, my first time in a studio with a model went absolutely swimmingly, and the two hours I spent shooting flew by like two minutes. Thanks to the wonderful, talented and helpful Ian at MindStudio in East London, I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
It's funny, I had three notebook pages of poses and lighting scenarios and lens combinations I wanted to try, but once we got rolling, I found it impossible to stop and consult things. Guess that fluidity is really what it's all about. If you'll recall an earlier post, I was supposed to shoot two different models today, but after a week of flakiness from one, I didn't want to worry about whether he'd turn up, so I told him to forget it. Which let me spend more time with Luke (above and below), and that turned out to be a very, very good call.
All in all, one of the absolute best days I've ever spent in London, and quite rewarding and relieving all at once. Can't wait to do a bit more of this. More photos will go up on the Pine Creative site once I'm back home... And now, back to the States!
Before I drag myself from the couch to the (oh, sweet, heavenly, wonderful) bed, here's a handful of pictures from this weekend's trip to Koh Chang, about four hours south of Bangkok. It was an exhausting four days of work meetings (and two long and cramped car rides), but the hotel was gorgeous (though set up more for couples than co-workers) and the views even more so.