I’m off to a photo shoot tomorrow for the 2011 Hero Arts catalog. So I thought I’d share a few yummy shots from last year’s shoot and tell you a little about it! Warning: this is not a good post to read if you are hungry, ha ha!
Michael LaMotte Studios in San Francisco has been photographing Hero Arts catalogs for over 25 years. Michael is primarily a food photographer — if you’ve ever eaten a bag of Lays potato chips or Häagen-Dazs ice cream you’ve seen one of his photos! Jackie, the founder of Hero Arts, has known him for years and so he makes an exception to his food photography for her.
It’s just amazing watching him work. The whole studio is completely dark except for the table where he’s shooting. And I mean completely dark. It’s kinda disconcerting being in the dark all day — you really lose track of time.
I just love being there. Michael nudges a little here, a little there and then presto a catalog photo is born! Check out the top left photo — do you remember it from the catalog? It’s one of my faves that he did last year of some cards I made — check out a bigger photo and full materials/instructions here. All the other photos shown are mine, taken with my trusty G10.
See those donuts on the counter? They’re lit by some of the only light in the studio at the kitchen area. Yum!
Can’t wait to get to the photo shoot. And I’ll get to go to Hero Arts and see Aaron, Todd, Tim, Lay, May, Lois, Alicia, Lorena, Kughee and the rest of the gang. Really can’t wait!
And! I’ll even get to hang out with my friend Mon over the weekend — yay! We had a blast last time we got together. Wish we lived closer! But then maybe not, because we spent most of the day eating and shopping at cool places like The Curiosity Shoppe, Japantown, and a cute fabric shop too! :)
I’ll try to do a few posts while I’m gone and take you guys along with me. But I’m not making promises, because it’s usually a whirlwind of activity. :)
California here I come!