The City of Boynton Beach, Florida put out a call to artists for an Art in Public Places project. Nine six foot by six foot cement slabs are offered to place art in outdoor public locations. Once a year artist compete for the spaces and money that is given by the city for a year’s lease of the art work.
Any commercial photographer who has ever worked on a large production shoot knows what is involved. There is the all important producer to secure, location scouting, the talent search, assistants and digital techs to confirm, the logistic considerations for the agency personal and client, the stylist, make-up artist, props and clothing to content with, the catering to worry about, the permits to file for, etc., etc., oh and of course there’s the estimate and budget to stress on! After all that the actual shooting is actually fun and relaxing. Now imagine all the above X 15 for the same client… Continue reading
(This story comes from an assignment I shot for the owner of “Big Dog” who wants a coffee-table book to remember this once in a lifetime undertaking). Three years is a long time to be tied to one project, no matter how much labor of love is involved. But three years is what it took to hand build the “Big Dog”, a 75′ sports fisherman motor yacht with a tall ‘tuna’ tower attached to the outer hull that is used by big game fishermen through out the world. The Mark Willis designed and built boat is a classic through and… Continue reading