HELP-PORTRAIT IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS USING THEIR TIME, GEAR AND EXPERTISE TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE IN NEED.
Yeah, you would think that someone could find a better way of saying it that I would - so I found someone who did - the international help portrait website.
Last year, the Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart came up with this idea to offer his time and gear to those in need and who didn't have the means to pay a professional photographer for images of themselves or family. This concept spread to a bunch of countries within no time, and as far as I remember, 59 countries were engaged in this no-profit concept the 4. of december last year.
This year, we do it again. As last year, a whole bunch of photographers meet at Stilleben, the studio complex in a northern part of Copenhagen to shoot people for free all day.
I did this last year, but there were not that many people taking advantage of it, so I ended up shooting some of the other volunteers and my dad who was a sponsor that year.
Hopefully more will join this saturday, so spread to word or even better, come for yourself - if not for the photo, then just to say hi.
Oh yeah, and here's the danish site.
I haven't had new images to show in a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been shooting.
At this point, I have finishes photos from 2 sessions with artists from Cocoon Music. The images are press material and single covers, but since the singles are yet to be released, all I can do is wait to show you guys the work.
You might remember this video from one of the shoots.
Until then, here are some old images from a couple of different shoots that i dug up and edited.
Here's a long promised video tutorial on how this image was made in photoshop.
I must apologize for the video quality. If you have any good advice on what software I should be using for screencapturing video (on a windows), let me know.
Oh, and do note it's on Danish.
I love Dave Hill - everyone loves Dave Hill and his photography, or at least, everyone should if I was king of the world. Dave Hill photography should be state religion in the state of awesomeness.
That being said, Dave does post som Behind-the-scenes-videoes on his website from time to time - and here is one of the better ones
As some of you guys might have noticed, I've added a couple of behind-the-scenes for videoes instead of photography. This is not me saying bye bye to photography, but me saying "hey there" to film photography.
I've started some of it myself, and here is one of my first projects - a small documentary with the band Carpark North. It's made for Copenhagen Beta, a Web-TV for the artists of Copenhagen Records.
This past saturday, hundreds of models and photographers were summoned to a deserted cargo building outside of Copenhagen. The photographer and blogger Michael Bang had spawned the idea for such a gathering and had hoped for 20-30 insterested, but the facebook event exploded into a staggering 450+ "attendies".
Around 250 people showed up, and without hesitation, models and photographers mingled and started shooting on this fantastic location.
I grouped up with a couple of old faces and a few new, and we did a total of 3 setups during the day. Thanks to Frank Visler, Michael Lykke Fog, Jimmi Larsen, Poul Majgaard and Camilla Hansen (and Bertil Melhof-Pedersen who joined at the last second) for putting up with my crazy and sometimes stupid ideas.
Unfortunately I didn't get to talk with nearly as many people as I would have liked, but I guess I'll just have to make up for that the next time (you already on it Mr. Bang? )
About a week ago I had the pleasure of shooting with the lovely Rebound Rubies once again.
I've shot some of their previous press material, but this time, things were a bit different.
Things had changed a bit since last time, and now the band had just signed with Sony music and were to do a campaign with JBS underwear.
This resulted in us going in the studio to shoot for three different things - all in one day.
We arrived at Stilleben (the studio) at 8'o'clock in the morning, and took a taxi back 19.30 in the evening - in that period of time, we shot the campaign for the JBS which can be seen right here at JBSyourself.dk.
The first pressphoto (comissioned by JBS) is now on Rebound Rubies own website, and soon the cover and press photos will be released.
If you haven't checked them out, do yourself a favour and do so. They sure got themselves some talent.
Until then, enjoy yourself with some behind-the-scenes photos from taken by JBS and my great assistant Aske Rif Torbensen (who's stuff you might wanna check out - he's a rising star).
Here are a few of the final images for JBS - the rest can be seen at the sites I linked to earlier in this post.