Sometimes you need to make a portrait session happen during a lunch break between a larger shoot. This was the shoot between the shoot last week. James is one of the talented stylists I regularly work with. He's quiet but funny, efficient yet thoughtful and most definitely one of the best dressed people on set. He pushes me creatively and I'm so lucky to spend our days together playing a.k.a. working together.
I'm personally very proud to show off my photos of this beautiful handmade walnut cabinet because it was made by my sweetie, Jesse Wolter of Germanwood.works. Jesse moved to the United States 2 years ago and since then has been making furniture and working with some of the Bay Area's best custom scenic & interior designers. He happily works with all different materials but walnut is his gold. I never quite knew the beauty of walnut until I saw how this particular wood fires up to life when oiled. Thank you Jesse for introducing me to master carpentry and letting me decorate with a few fruits of your labor. I love it and you!
An absolute hoot n' a holler with this little sugar bun! Carly Bond, the lead singer and guitarist of Bay Area's band Meerna, is a tasty mix of soul and sunshine. Her music is deep and delicate but her personality is nothing but joyful.
Photography by Julie Bullock
Styling by Rachel Tubbs
Makeup Art by Daniel Belena
After an evening of inspiration at home I decided I needed to shoot something the next day. Hard pressed to find a stylist in such short notice I decided to give it a go myself. Free props are best so I started pulling the tapestries off my walls, dried flowers out of vases and jars of salt from my kitchen counter top. Styling made me feel like a painter pushing colors and textures around my image. Shooting alone made me question my light in a more critical and thoughtful way. It was a blast. Here, here to days spent creating, meditating and image making!
Photography: Julie Bullock
Styling: Julie Bullock
Shot at: Sandbox Studio San Francisco
Behind the scenes while Kari Devereaux and I were shooting a test at Sandbox Studio. We insisted that we needed more motorcycles, fog machines and bearded men on set to make this shoot magic... then one rolled up. Thanks to Dylan Boelte for playing along!
I really enjoy meeting craftsmen and photographing them at work. It's exciting to see a person skillfully practicing their trade or art.
Jaryd Frank hit me up for some photography of his barbershop in Alameda, CA for his new website. We discussed the mood of the photos and landed on something classic, masculine and personal to his style. It was great fun and I welcome anymore projects like this one!