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I have been away from this for some time, but the spring wedding season officially starts on Saturday so I thought now would be a great time to explain what the hell I have been doing for the past 8 weeks.
The office renovation is complete and we are finally getting back in the groove. It took a ton of work and Imagination to get this boring corporate space to look like something. I thank Catherine (my lady) for all her great ideas and help in getting all the loose ends tied up!
The office that we originally occupied has become the meeting/gallery space and the new room is where we do all the album design and color correction. I am still missing some furniture that I have not picked out yet but Its 90% done.
I would love to hear what you all think. Oh and the party will be in April I expect everyone to come : )
How cool is this plaster guy ~ladders? we dont need no stinken ladders~
Here it is, The wall art is still not up yet, but its going to be just as cool as the gallery wraps. Your going to have to come to the party to see it!
This next series of photos is of the custom desk that I had milled. The brackets are 2 inch black iron straps that Nancy’s (my assistant) father was nice enough to weld for me. He kicks ass. I basically said can you do this and he delivered them in a day. awesome.
The wood is old heart pine from a sugar factory in Brooklyn. They were posts that I had milled into 2 inch boards and simply slide them through the iron brackets. The mill I use is in Kingston, NY. Basically you tell them what kind of wood you want and they make it happen. They also milled wood for my house.
Here is the desk/counter finished.
Next up is the conference table. We wanted something that resembled an old workbench, like the one in everyones basement. But I couldn’t find anything after searching flea markets and junk shops. What I did find was on old biology room table from a high school in the Bronx. They were disposing of these tables to make room for new ones and one of the teachers had the foresight to take them and sell them on craig’s list. This table is at least 90 years old and is solid oak. At first I hated the top and wasn’t going to use it but when I flipped it up on its side to carry it I saw the bottom. It was untouched All we had to do was take it apart and flip it over, scrape off the gum and I got this. Sick right! Oh and I polyurethaned it to seal in all the nastiness. you know dissected frogs and stuff.
Thats Ronnie and Danny pretending to work!
Now for some of the details. The lights I have seen in a bunch of restaurants and I loved them so that was easy. And the perfect addition to any creative office is always a fully stocked beer fridge!
Ronnie and I had to completely rewire the existing lighting, with the help of an electrician of course!
There are a ton of people I need to thank Specifically Ronnie, Kerry, and Nancy. They had tons of patience with me through all of this, thanks guys!
And thats that, now to catch up on all those wedding albums : )
Oh yeah one last thing. I will be updating the blog way, way more frequently now, and we have a wedding this weekend, Orchard beach, its going to be Awesome.Read More...
Who would’ve predicted that after a winter of virtually no snow two days before Aimee and Brians wedding we got 2 feet of it dumped on us. That didn’t discourage Aimee though she totally made the best of it and still ventured outside for some real quick photos. We went directly to the Harbor Club on Glenn Island for the photos and arrived just in time before the sunset. Anthony Petrozza was shooting second camera and was extremely helpful when Aimee’s vail fell out in the wind and her hair needed a quick fix. Nice to have a professional hair stylist on the hand all day!
If I’ve shot your wedding, undoubtedly you’ve seen the camera turned on me or ronnie and actually anybody that works with us. Its part of the job to photograph and be photographed! If it wasn’t for these photos I dont think anyone would believe what we go through to get the shot. So this third installment is of us and the craziness that we put ourselves through for all of you.
One more thing, you are going to see a lot of me posing thats done so we can check to see if the death defying spots we are putting you guys in is worth it. And of course it is! Oh and the music is from the greatest movie ever!
Installment number two.
This slide show consists of one image from each wedding that I consider to be the best image from the day. Do you agree? Let me hear it! Oh and the music is totally different from what I usually play but I love it. Also if you hate the music let me know. I love comments good and bad : )
So I decided to have three installments of the best of 2009, and Im kicking it off with the ladies! Here ya go this is MY selection for the best photo of each bride I shot in 2009. Tomorrow night I will post the best of couples and finally the crew recap. Enjoy.