Work Detail: Role as Director, Cinematographer and Producer. Two days of shooting at Churchill in San Francisco and AG headquarters, with assisting by Coda Kirkpatrick. Contacted a friend from the band Chris Gongora to acquire music for the piece. KickStarter Campaign was very successful generating $18,219 above expected funding goal and made Staff Picks on KickStarter website.
"Your video is awesome. Who did that for you?
A good friend of the Jake’s, Warren DiFranco of ModaCine Films took on this project as a favor, really. It has been a labor of love. He’s amazing and passionate and cares. Check him out at www.modacine.com. And work with him if you can… you won’t regret it. - Nate, co-founder Artful Gentleman”
Work detail: photography and website design [karelsterbajewelry.com]. Probably one of San Francisco’s top jewelry designers. One of the best I have ever seen! The massive ring in the images holds a very rare, very large yellow diamond of some ridonkulous amount of carats. With is 90+ inset diamonds, the ring is worth well over $800,000.
Work detail: Food photography and logo design for a new food blog launch, Half Water / Half Love by Chef Jennifer Marie Yount! The meal included a fried marinated tofu for the appetizer. The entrees included sushi and sashimi, with a special sake hand roll, chicken yakitori and miso soup. It was paired with a fine nigori sake.
Work detail: Photography. SNOW 3rd year. For this event, I decided to move away from the traditional white on white and instead use color to literally illustrate temperature. I added heat to accent each model to bring the idea of the coming spring, the morning sun that thaws the ice.
Work detail: Creative Directions and Photography. We needed a concept to build a theme for this year’s fashion show.This series of images require that it be shown as a complete piece. I’ve placed it in a video because, well, I know how everyone wishes to just show what they did in particular without speaking of the experience as a whole and the story as a whole. And the story? You have to see it to experience it.
Coverage of Ilanio’s Supreme Beings fashion show, 2012
Work detail: Event photography. This was my first introduction to the work of Ilanio and Project Runway designer Elena Slivnyak of Iimuahii. Among the first true avant-garde fashion shows I have covered to date couple with a fascinating Butoh performance.
Promo Campaign for the San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival.
Work detail: Creative Direction and Photography. Aside from my work as director of the San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival, I also had to create the look of 2012’s theme, among millions of other things. The classic look I felt was the right angle. Simple, elegant and beautiful. FORD model Hanna Perry was key to making this happen. Her look spans the ages and I want to capture and remember it as artists did of the time. Hector Manuel of Acta Non Verba and Joseph Domingo were also essential in the mix because they are the few fashion designers in San Francisco that made clothing that really made women look like women through style as well as feel.
The quotes aren’t attributed to anyone because we seem to engage things that have names to them without ever understanding the context. Simply the name of the person who said it. This I’ve isolated the quote so that the layman reads it and may adopt it for themselves. Rest assured, they are quotes from reputable individuals.
Very beautifully designed pieces by super talented Scatha Allison of Miss Velvet Cream Couture. This unique event hosted by Bad Unkl Sista at the Bus Stop, featured 30 minute poses by models while artists did sketches of the models in the clothing. Images were also published in NOVO Magazine.
Website design and 2007 revamp for CITY Model Management in San Francisco. I was brought on for creative direction, design and implementation of San Francisco based modeling agency, CITY Models’ website. The website uses a Skybolt engine for its database and listing service. I provided the design environment and overall slick sexiness of the site. I also provided design specs of the logo redesign and Flash based animation design.