Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
It's up! I was thrilled when I got the bid to do a shoot for HP's new line of laptops and now the images are live. We did 4 shots in one day collaborating with a fantastic creative from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. I am beyond grateful I got to do this shoot, because I was able to apply my aesthetic to shooting digitally. The images are clean and crisp, but still, to my eye, evocative of a story. I was excited to show my shooting style works in a more commercial approach. The Polaroid above is from our pre-light day, that's one of my incredible assistants Colleen Durkin. She assisted my first assistant, the most amazing guy I've ever had the pleasure of working with: Keith Leman.
It was a great shoot.
Posted by Chloe Aftel at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 12, 2010
This week I was lucky enough to find a day wherein my favorite stylist and make-up and hair artist could get together and do a shoot for fun.
It was blue and pink hair, studded bras and all 4x5 film.
It seems to be rare that one gets to be wholly creative with a team who is all on the same page. It was a very good day.
Posted by Chloe Aftel at 6:10 PM
Thursday, March 4, 2010
An editor I work with a lot teaches a class at 826LA and asked me to talk to the kids about photography. It was a blast, they were mostly 8-12 years old and they were the funniest people I've met in a long time. This photo was taken during an interview session with two of the journalists there. If you like working with kids at all, I would strongly suggest sending your info over.
Posted by Chloe Aftel at 4:22 PM
Monday, March 1, 2010
Almost a year ago, I was lucky enough to have a stylist I was working with tell me about her friend who was moving to Los Angeles: Djuna Bel.
Djuna and I did one editorial together and I knew I didn't want to work with anyone else. She understands how to put clothes together in totally unexpected and exciting ways, compounded with that, she has a fantastic eye photographically. She is continually inspiring to work with.
And, as a former model, shooting behind-the-scenes with her is always a pleasure.
Posted by Chloe Aftel at 9:41 AM