Archive for March, 2009

March 31, 2009 2

I forgive R Kelly

By michael lavine in

In 1994 I was hired by Jive records to photograph R Kelly in Chicago. Back then music budgets were pretty large and this shoot was completely over the top. We planned to shoot for three days at different locations around town including in the cover image of a majestic RKelly in front of the Sears [...]

March 21, 2009 1

FLUX

By michael lavine in , Workplace

I recently went to Seattle to photograph the employees of Flux Lighting and Design, a fantastic little company resting in the industrial district on the outskirts of downtown. The company is run by a swell guy named Brad Sweek who some call the “Saint of Seattle” because of his good nature and all the work [...]

March 19, 2009 2

Flip Out

By michael lavine in

For Christmas last year I bought my 14yr old daughter Olive what I thought was a brilliant gift. The Flip video camera fits in your pocket and is so simple to use, she could shoot clips with her friends and plug in to the computer and email right to facebook. It seemed perfect for her. [...]

March 17, 2009 1

Revolutionary!

By michael lavine in

I am a real digital snob and I used to scoff at the Canon 5d and any images taken with it. But look out! This new mark11 is something different, something revolutionary. At 21mp, the files are actually pretty sweet. (still doesnt hold a candle to my p45+)  Lights? who needs lights? Just set the [...]

March 11, 2009 0

movie madness

By michael lavine in

Even though I’ve been incredibly busy lately, I have managed to catch several cool flicks in the last few weeks.  Having missed many of the Oscar contenders (still haven’t seem Slumdog!) I am playing i little bit of catch up. Last night I finally saw MILK and all I can say is that the power of [...]