Vera Wang is the quintessential high-end, couture bridal designer. Wearing a Vera Wang dress on your wedding day is a dream come true for a woman. But it ain’t cheap. You could easily spend $10,000 for a Vera Wang dress (my whole wedding cost that much). Everything Vera does is expensive. Until about four years […]Read more "How to Spin-Off a “Target” Brand When You’re a “Tiffany” Studio"
Joe Buissink has had quite a life. Born in Indonesia. Abandoned by his biological mother (literally left on a doorstep). Verbally and physically abused as a child by his step mom. Moved to Holland at 7, then later to L.A. after his family had enough of the racial persecution they got in Holland (Joe didn’t […]Read more "Joe Buissink – An Intimate Portrait Video"
Only a life lived for others is worth living. ~ Albert Einstein Last night I attended my daughter’s induction ceremony into the national Beta Club. (Can we say “Proud poppa in the house!”) Anyway, I was never smart enough to be in Beta Cub. Well, let me re-phrase that. I never committed to school work […]Read more "Taking the Path to Purpose"
There’s one thing we all have in common no matter how good we are at our respective jobs, how long we’ve been in business, or how successful we are. We all, at some point, were a newbie. We had to learn the ropes, make mistakes, and grow. Sometimes after we’ve been in business for a […]Read more "Lessons Learned When A Newbie"
Last week this video premiered on Pictage’s new PhotoLife site. This was one of the films we shot for the opening keynote address at PartnerCon 2010. In it five photogs share their frustrations about the photography industry. The video stars Evie Perez, Eliud Matos, Michelle Standerfer, Katrina Wheeler, and Shari Zellers. They were all willing […]Read more "Getting RAW – What Frustrates You About the Photog Biz?"
This past fall I had the pleasure to produce another series of short films for Pictage’s ParnterConference in New Orleans. The ones I shot last year were the most rewarding filmmaking experience I had in 2009, allowing me to delve into topics that inspired and provoked thought. The series I got to produce this year […]Read more "Celebrity Photographer Joe Buissink Gets RAW"
Think back to that time when you were just a lad (or lass) in elementary school…when that fireman, policeman, astronaut, or some other cool grown-up came to teach you about their job. Remember how inspired you felt? Well, a couple of Saturdays ago, our long-standing client Pictage partnered with Canon USA to give a group […]Read more "Inspiring Kids Through Photography"
This week has been such a whirlwind. My body is sore and I’m sick. That’s what happens when you run through a smoked filled casino every day, get barely any sleep, and are exposed to over 11,000 people from all over the world. But, it was definitely worth it. I had an opportunity this week […]Read more "WPPI Recap"