At the end of last month I took a few days to explore a part of the country I had never seen been. Although I had been to two Hawaiian islands before, this was my first trip to the Big Island, and it was bigger than I expected. Circumnavigating the volcanic isle took hours and the winding roads lead to long hikes like the one to a green sand beach and a midnight treacherous trek across a rocky expanse that led to an expansion on our 50th state.
A short video I made introducing Chicago singer songwriter Marcus Matteo was just released prior to the upcoming release of â€˜MPFREE,â€™ his first collection of original music. The video features the intro track to â€˜MPFREEâ€™ called â€˜Sincerelyâ€¦â€¦Marcus Matteoâ€™, a short but sweet acapella number inviting you into the world of Marcus Matteo.
Recently, B Creative Bridal, part of B Creative Talent, asked me to shoot advertising photos for the launch of their website. Because I was tasked with shooting a web commercial, lifestyle stills and beauty headshots of three different couples and one wedding party on location in the span of ten hours, I asked my friend Jeff Haynes to come and lend a hand. He shot the headshots, while I worked on the behind-the-scenes video and the lifestyle photos. Thank god he was there, because there was no way one person could shoot everything.
For the fourth time in my career, I took photos previewing ChicagoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Air and Water Show and for the third time I flew with the Lima Lima Flight Team. Their World War II era military trainers gave us quite a ride, pulling over 4 Gs.
Ever since I shot Paul Oakley Stoval & Brad Simmons performing at the Pritzger Pavilion in Chicago, I have been humming their songs. So you know I had to share them with you now that they are you youtube.