DAILIES.4.8.2013

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Dailies is a monthly collection of the images I take in my day to day life: casual snaps and test shots of friends and family, unguarded behind the scenes images of my subjects, Polaroids, Instagrams, and documentation of my myriad and sordid adventures. 

1. On assignment in Rochester New York for Multifamily Executive Magazine – fourteen floors up checking out the skyline.

scott gable, luke copping, and andy buscemi

2. Scott Gable, Andy Buscemi, and Myself last month as we started work on a super secret project to be unveiled soon.

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3. My assistant Liz hanging out with the guys from Glass Cloud on the roof of my old studio while we were on assignment for Alternative Press

4. Chris Roetter of Like Moths to Flames

5. Glass Cloud

6.Josh Travis, guitarist of Glass Cloud

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7. Had my first shoot in the new studio over the weekend, and it was a big one. I made this series of natural light portraits on my phone of some  of the cast and crew who were visiting that day.

 

 

DAILIES.3.11.2013

Tom Tubiolo and Devin Caskie visiting Victory Studios

Dailies is a monthly collection of the images I take in my day to day life: casual snaps and test shots of friends and family, unguarded behind the scenes images of my subjects, Polaroids, Instagrams, and documentation of my myriad and sordid adventures. 

A look back at my recent trip to Seattle, mobile images from an assignment with Hero Design, and a rundown on who has been visiting the studio over the last month.

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1. Musician Thomas Tubiolo after we wrapped a shoot developing some new PR and Press images for him.

2. Devin Caskie dropped by the studio with some much appreciated color to help me and my intern out with a small project.

Dailies images of the team from Hero Design

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3. Mark Brickey of Hero Design Studio – I am working on a cool project and creating some images for the awfully talented  team from Hero right now.

4. A more lo-fi look for Mark – sans glasses.

5. Beth Manos Brickey – the other super talented half of Hero and author of one of my favorite food blogs; Tasty Yummies

Dailies from the Ace Hotel in Seattle

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6. Outside of my room at the Ace Hotel in Seattle. I was out west a bit this month for a workshop and to meet up with some friends. This friendly guy greeted me every morning.

7. A colorful take on the lobby at the Ace – I just loved this exceptionally stylish and affordable hotel.

8. Kain Vuong, one of the new friends I made on this trip  –  We initially met up at T5 at JFK and ended up hanging out for most of the weekend since we ended up being on the same flight from NY and staying in the same hotel once we arrived in Seattle.

9. My deer themed room at the Ace – which became quite the office / refuge while I was there.

10. I am usually loathe to post food Instagrams, but these red velvet pancakes were too good for me not to share – and as we all know, the rules don’t apply when it comes to red velvet.

Images from UnWorkshop in Seattle WA

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11. One of the reasons I was in Seattle was to check out the UnWorkshop event that John Keatley was hosting. I ended up making a ton of talented new friends there and learning a ton of new info – both from the other attendees and those that were part of the event,

12. John Keatley – photography badass. Check out his work here.

13. One of the highlights of UnWorkshop was an amazing Mariachi band who showed up un-announced and played some amazing music for us. John certainly knows how to throw a party.

14. Another one of the mariachis rocking out.

15. A small spelling error that became a running joke that became an idea for a brand change. Shauna from Nubbytwiglet.com put it best “Luke Chopping: Photographer  – Blogger – Logger”

Dailies images from Victory Studios

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16. A shot I grabbed of Devin while she was working on some test shots with my intern Lisa.

17. Anna Dominick was visiting Victory studios with her sister Lydia this day, but I will be working on a project with her soon.

18. I don’t think my new intern Lisa was prepared for how friendly Lydia Dominick is. You can see some images I shot of Lydia in a recent issue of The Hockey News’ Fully Loaded Magazine. 

19. Yours truly and Lydia

20. I was really excited to have Leo Chan in the studio for a series of portraits I am working on. Keep an eye out for some of the pictures we shot that day to début on this blog soon.

DAILIES.2.11.2013

Clockwise from Top Left 1. Kat wearing Black Milk Tights at Reclemation field.   2. Dailies Header  3. Luke Copping Photography Logo  4. Peter Eleey of MoMA PS1

Dailies is a monthly collection of the images I take in my day to day life: casual snaps and test shots of friends and family, unguarded behind the scenes images of my subjects, Polaroids, Instagrams, and documentation of my myriad and sordid adventures. 

This month I am catching up a bit on pictures from the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013

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1. Cara at the pier reclamation site in Buffalo, NY

2. Peter Eleey – Curator of MoMA PS1

Clockwise from Top Left:  Anton Kern of Anton Kern Gallery in NYC and German Artist John Bock.   2. Stylist Erin Moser - Out of Focus  3. Paul Judelson of I-20 Gallery in NYC  4. Film Critic and Cultural Essayist for Auxiliary Magazine Adam Rosina

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3. Antony Kern of Anton Kern Gallery and German Artist John Bock at the Albright Knox Gallery’s 150th anniversary.

4. Hairstylist Erin Moser  – Outdoors and out of focus.

5. Paul Judelson of I-20 Gallery

6. Adam Rosina, Film critic and essayist for Auxiliary Magazine

Clockwise from Top Left:  1. Roller Derby Coach Tristan Lambright   2. Designer and Dressmaker Ali Eagan of Anatomy  3. Kate O'Connor

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7. Roller Derby coach Tristan Lambright

8. Designer and dressmaker Ali Eagan on the roof of the Hotel Lafayette in Buffalo, NY

9. Model Kate O’Connor

Clockwise from Top Left:  1. Erin Moser - Hairstylist  2. Lex - Model  3. Bruce And Dianne Jackson  4. Al Lutes.

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10. An Instagram portrait of stylist Erin Moser taken at Victory Studios

11. Model Alexis Nicole visiting the studio.

12. Filmmaker/photographer Bruce Jackson and Dianne Christian

13. Al Lutes at Wellington Farms in Niagara On the Lake, ON

Members of the Nickel City Knockouts Derby Team. - Buffalo, NY

14. Members of the Nickel City Knockouts, a championship roller derby team from Western NY.

Casey Bitzberger

Portraits of Casey Bitzberger

Two very different stylistic takes on portraits of the amazing Casey Bitzberger.

This was a very playful shoot – in addition to the formal portraits that we created there was also large number of iPhone and mobile images from the production – of which the above was my favorite.

And Finally!

Just us having fun shooting video on my phone after the shoot.

Casey and I having a Gaze Off! after the production wrapped.

She won…

Special thanks to Nicole Barry and Tom Newton.

Required Reading 4.13.2012

Erin Habes and Joseph Incao

Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing.

Above: Fashion writer, stylist, educator, and event producer Erin Habes and former Prada VP Joseph Incao at Victory Studios in March styling one of my productions. 


 

I picked up a new book this week called Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro from Mule Design. You might remember Mike’s popular Creative Morning’s video F*ck you. Pay Me. Though the book mainly targets designers, so many of the points it makes are universal and applicable to photographers, film makers, and creatives of all stripes. This book is a must read for creatives who have ever found themselves dealing with feelings of guilt or insecurity about what they charge their clients. You might need to abstract some of the specific ideas to make them apply to your particular field – but this short, entertaining, and informative read has kept me hooked  all day.

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Ze Frank is back with a call to action for all those who are just beginning or beginning again, sometimes a big dose of positive thought and the acceptance the reality isn’t as bad as we sometimes think it can be is all you need to find a reinvigorating manifesto and start kicking some ass. I have watched this every morning this week.

Although I feel a little bad for laughing at some of the posts where people just don’t have a handle on Facebook, the sheer insanity that can pop up on this site keeps me coming back when I need to kill a few minutes with some laughter. | Old People Writing on A Restaurants Facebook Page

Insights and laughs from one of my favorite comic minds; John Cleese, on being creative and living a creative life. | Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

100 years of the fascinating aesthetics, dreams, interpretations, and hopes of the Russian Space Craze – Both real and imagined. 

The Chuck close video is great, but the line later in the post about not cord sourcing your decisions is much-needed advice for those seeking constant and instant social media acceptance of their creative endeavors. | Lessons From Chuck Close