I just have to ask this — how handsome is this young man!? Actually, he surpassed handsome and is treading into beautiful territory. The fact that he is also one of the most well-mannered and kind 13 year-olds I have met only adds to his charm. Speaking of beautiful, please take note of his mother, Ronit’s artistry. Both in the individual challah rolls she baked for each of her guests and in the amazing painting she made for Gabe. With a graffiti-esque style, she created a beautiful interpretation of her son Gabe at the Wailing Wall and provided paint pens for all family and friends to sign it. Inspiring! You can check out more of Ronit’s paintings HERE.
Ideal Indecision. I’m a firm believer that an image favors either color or black and white. But then there are the murky waters of indecision—when both work beautifully. Katie, our lovely subject, chose black and white. My daughters chose black and white. I’m sticking to color.
Though my blog has been quiet, it’s been a very busy summer! I’ve created a new website, shifting the focus from graphic design to photography. Notice I wrote “shifting the focus” because my old site concentrated heavily on my graphic / print design and advertising work. Over the past 2 years, 75% of my time has been devoted to event and portrait photography, so it was time my website reflected that. Along with that, I’ve created a new gallery structure that will make client viewing intuitive and communication fluid. The site is not quite finished, as I have album information and bio content to add, but I’m happy with the progress. Which brings me to another new addition: Queensberry albums. Over the summer I have created many sample albums, notably my personal coat project, which pays tribute to my lovely mother. This will be featured in the much-coveted Queensberry Museé album. I will have a separate roll out for these gorgeous albums, but here’s a quick peek at what’s coming.
Sherry Levin and Dawn Pye, co-owners of Style Shack in Highland Park have been BUSY. Not only have they relocated their shop from Central to Second Street, but they are creating a new website and fresh new marketing materials. This is where I stepped in to create some product shots for them. We had a busy day together — Dawn and Sherry setting up beautiful product vignettes and me following right behind them shooting. We were quite a team. After spending a full day in the store, I can honestly say that I love these women and love this store. Not only is Style Shack loaded with incredible and interesting items, but there is heart to this shop. So much conversation… so many customers interacting. SO MANY THINGS TO LOOK AT! I have been back a couple of times recently and each time there were tons of new things to see. It’s hard to put into words why Style Shack is so special, other than to say that Sherry and Dawn turn the act of gift giving into an art form.
I came across these print ads showcased in Communication Arts. Love them! So clever I wanted to share them.
Advertising Agency: Grey, Singapore
Chief Creative Officer: Ali Shabaz
Copywriters: Joseph Cheong, Steve Clay
Art Director: Ang Sheng Jin
Photographer: Jeremy Wong / Nemesis Pictures
Illustrator: Evan Lim / Magic3