The last 7 weeks have been a whirlwind, swirling with new opportunities, new relationships, and what has been an enormous shift in my life. Sticking with the new direction, I've ditched the old blog posts and I'm starting fresh!
The end of 2012 brought a major change to my life, after more than three years as the Staff Photographer and Videographer at Gibbs Sports Amphibians, my role with the company was terminated mid December.
|One of the lighting tests (of me) and print tests from HelpPortait event with photographer Chris Arace|
The following week I assisted for Andrew Trahan on the Corvette C7 shoot prior to the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The shoot took place at Stage 3 Studios in Warren and it was my first time working at the stage. It was a great experience working there and it was really exciting to work on such a high profile shoot. I learned a number of things from Andrew and the assistants on set that day and I felt immense pride when the photos were released and Andrew had nabbed yet another Autoweek cover. It's an awesome feeling to contribute to something like this.
Autoweek happened to be filming the shoot so it was a nice treat to see footage of the entire team in action after the car was unveiled.
|Pennsylvania takes FOREVER to drive across, at least it's pretty.|
|Headed back to MI|
Another 800 mile trek was in the bag as I returned to Detroit in time to ring in the New Year with friends at Bab's Underground in Ann Arbor. It's a pretty nice spot and they throw a great New Year's party if you find yourself in Ann Arbor as the years turn over.
|The new Vacancy Studios|
I also had the opportunity to assist for Detroit automotive photographer Brad Stanley on a two day shoot this month. Another great learning experience was had and I had a ton of fun getting to know Brad and his assistant Travis during our short time working together. I look forward to seeing the final product when it is released. I'll keep you posted.
|CCS booth at NAIAS|
|A screen grab during my photo edits of the HeartSoul Detroit opening|
That about wraps up the start of the year for me. It's been an exciting and very busy transition from the standard 9-5 but I am excited to wake up every day and see what challenges are before me. I have much more work ahead but I feel like I'm off to a good start! Thanks for reading.