Who doesn’t love a cupcake? Little did we know that the tiny baked goods can be some serious business and serious competition. After photographing two cupcake bakeries in Washington DC for Inc. Magazine, we got a much better idea of the big business behind such small cakes.
Make sure to read about The Great Cupcake Wars on Inc’s website and to check out more photos from the shoot below.
The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer – it’s almost Memorial Day weekend, which for some of us means time to head to the beach. It also means that New Jersey Monthly Magazine released has its Shore Guide 2011, which we had the opportunity to shoot for at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
Took a trip back in early February to Phoenix, Sedona and Joshua Tree. We went specifically to shoot background plates for some of my runners series of personal work, but also made time to shoot some landscapes. I Also had a chance meet up with one of my buddies, Tyler Mullins who is the creator of marchingorder.com – he and I trekked out to Joshua Tree together. I strongly recommend it for anyone who had never been there.
It was a quick trip – down and back in 72 hours, but definitely worthwhile. Here are the first few landscapes from the trip, more coming in the next couple of weeks. As of right now our retouching efforts are focused on the Hawaii trip, but I’m happy to share these shots as they are finished.
Seventeen Days. Seventeen unforgettable days in Hawaii, filled with unparalleled natural beauty, awe-inspiring views, hard work, a good team, and some awesome photography. We’re back in Philadelphia now, catching up and gearing up for the next shoot, getting ready to head back to the left coast for a new project.
My apologies for not updating about our last day sooner, a pile of work on my desk in the studio and considerable jet-lag got the best of me. Just like the rest, our last day in Maui was memorable and filled with beauty.
If you’re looking for the rest of the trip, you can find each day below, but don’t forget to click “read more” and find out the details about our final day in Hana.
Hawaii Shoot Day One: Up in the Air
Hawaii Shoot Day Two: Jetlag & the Road to Hana
Hawaii Shoot Day Three: Scouting & Beyond Hana
Hawaii Shoot Day Four: 10,000 feet in one Day
Hawaii Shoot Day Five: Location Scout Part One
Hawaii Shoot Day Six: Location Scout Part Two
Hawaii Shoot Day Seven: The Shoot Begins
Hawaii Shoot Day Eight: Bicycling & Equine Adventures
Hawaii Shoot Day Nine: Spa & Pool Day
Hawaii Shoot Day Ten: Sunrise, Pilates, and Skylifts
Hawaii Shoot Day Eleven: Underwater Photography, Triage & Trail Running
Hawaii Shoot Day Twelve: Coconuts, Culture, and The Luau
Hawaii Shoot Day Thirteen: Banana Bread, Pickup Football, and Famous Toilets
Hawaii Shoot Day Fourteen: Two Weeks In
Hawaii Shoot Day Fifteen & Sixteen: Thank you, Hana
Hawaii Recap: Last Shoot Day & The Trip Home
Hopefully you’ve all enjoyed reading about our shoot in Hawaii – it’s been a great experience to document and share some behind the scenes from this project. Many thanks to everyone involved, from our photo crew, to the team from Doner, everyone invloved from Travaasa, Matu Productions, Hana Productions, and our local guides & assistants. Thanks again, Cheers!
More than two weeks into our journey and still going strong, days fifteen and sixteen somehow blended together on this blog. I’ve got to admit, when you are working in a place like this, long hours and day after day of shooting, everything blends together in a way and it becomes easy to lose track of the time, the days of the week, or even what month it is. It’s a strange feeling but it’s also liberating – you wake up in the morning and can focus on one thing: making awesome photos.
It’s been two weeks. Almost five thousand miles and five time zones away from home base back in Philadelphia. When you hit the two week mark in a place like this, despite the technology, despite our iPhones and laptops, you can’t help but feel a certain sense of disconnect. Feeling that sense of separation from the everyday maybe makes it easier to appreciate the beautiful scenery and make a great photos. Either way, every morning the sunrise still manages to impress and inspire.
Today marked our thirteenth day in Hawaii, and another awesome day of making photos for our project with Travaasa Hana. Since there was no talent involved with our photographs, the pace of the day was definitely less hectic, giving everyone a chance to catch their breath a bit and recover from the last five days. There was even a chance for a quick game of pickup football before the last shot of the day.