Personal Record 11.24.2011

Personal Record is an ongoing stream of the images I make outside of my professional career. The personal images, mobile images, outtakes, and  random candid images that I take on whatever camera I happen to have handy at the time; a documentation of my day-to-day life and the things I come across that interest me visually.


Night time, out with the dogs, is a brief peaceful time in the otherwise chaotic days as of late. I am going to miss the fall weather as it starts to get colder and we progress into another of Buffalo’s famous hell-winters. Though, I am excited to be able to shoot in the snow again.


London – our friends Nick and Jason’s dog – during a recent dinner party. You may have seen Nick make appearances on my blog in the past, both in our photographic collaborations as well as in mentions of his amazing skills as a painter.


I’m getting ready to move in a few days, here is a little preview of the new house/office. It will be quite the change for me not to be living downtown after all these  years, but I cannot wait to get into it and start to build a more ideal work/live space for myself. First thing on the docket is finding a new office chair – mine broke last week resulting in me doing an olympic caliber backflip right out of it and onto my back as the balance point suddenly shifted.


Me on the morning I turned thirty.


Breakfast at Towne Restaurant, I was always fascinated by their giant sky lit back dining room – It has always seemed oddly modern for a greek diner.


 

The Paws of the beast.


For my thirtieth birthday dinner Erin surprised me by conspiring with Steven Gedra from Bistro Europa to create an amazing surprise meal for me. I think Steve is the finest chef working in Western NY these days, and this menu did not disappoint – a veritable feast of Pork and Seafood that was made even more interesting by the fact that Erin had never eaten pork or shellfish before.


Scenes from my birthday party. Starting it off with this batch of cupcakes created by my friend Jessica featuring cutouts from a recent project by Scott Gable that I made a cameo appearance in. I promise you these were very chocolatey and very delicious.

And to prove what a design nerd I am, A picture of me with Sarah, Melanie, and Meagan – full on RGB hair colors.


Right back to work with the team a few days later, on set for a small editorial piece we are working on.


A series of monitor captures taken with Instagram, I have become fascinated with taking digital images of already digital images, there is something very interesting about the various qualities of light and color that translate from device to device, not to mention the extra layers of pattern and noise that happened with this technique. I am currently collection some of the thousands of mobile images that I took over the past year to put together into a small limited edition poster for the holidays.


Working on a small personal project with Jessica (of cupcake fame) and Emaleigh earlier this week, I just cannot get enough of this last mobile image of her with her face mask on.


 

Personal Record 9.15.2011

A peach Pit

Personal Record is a new regular Thursday feature here on my blog, an ongoing stream of the images I make outside of my professional career. The personal images, mobile images, outtakes, and  random candid images that I take on my iPhone, my X100, my 5D MKII or whatever other camera I happen to have handy at the time; a documentation of my day-to-day life and the things I come across that interest me visually.


A peach Pit

This was going to be a picture of a perfect peach, but it just tasted so good. I managed to pick up some amazing produce this week at some local markets, and this was just one of my finds.


insomnia

eeing things like this in stores, while appreciated, only serves to remind me of the lack of sleep I seem to constantly be dealing with. Oh insomnia!


Luke Copping Portrait against brick wall

A portrait of me taken by Erin.


party_tent_during_storm

Over the weekend we attended an outdoor party that went from sunny and warm to ominously stormy in matter of seconds.


Red bike on street

Seeing this bike parked outside of my building all the time only serves to redouble my resolution to get a new bike this fall.


Dianne Copping

My mother


restaurant sunset

The sunset at a local restaurant was putting some very cool light through the windows off the river while we were eating.


Ansonia Centre

 find myself looking up a lot more than usual this week, perhaps a side effect of seeing jets overhead all weekend on their way to an air show. This was taken right outside my building.


Erin in flap hat

Erin trying on some new headwear.


Lloyd taco truck koozie

My new favorite beer koozie, courtesy of my friends at Lloyd Taco Truck.


My wall of work

I have a wall outside my studio that seems to be an informal and revolving gallery of torn up leftover prints. It is becoming a new portfolio editing tool as I walk past and re-evaluate the images every day.


Kemper Being Good

Kemper.


Jordan getting messy

ou can tell this kid is going to grow up to be the coolest kid on the block. It’s like, “forget the mess, it’s no big thing.” Cooler than cool.


Sheas

Living near some of the city’s most interesting buildings always affords me some interesting visuals during my daily walks. This is Shea’s Theatre, just a few hundred steps from my building.

 

Personal Record 8.25.2011

Personal Record is a new regular Thursday feature here on my blog, an ongoing stream of the images I make outside of my professional career. The personal images, mobile images, outtakes, and  random candid images that I take on my iPhone, my X100, my 5D MKII or whatever other camera I happen to have handy at the time; a documentation of my day-to-day life and the things I come across that interest me visually.


 Bryan "Vomit" Gunsell - Artist, musician, designer

Bryan came by the studio session late last week for a portrait session where I made this iPhone image.


Fuji Finepix x100

My new Fuji x100, which has become my constant companion, arrived last Friday after much anticipation.


Luke Copping and Erin McPartlan in Newmarket Ontario

I spent a good chunk of the weekend  in Canada at my cousin’s wedding. This is mine and Erin’s ubiquitous post-getting-ready mirror shot.

My Mother - Dianne Copping

My mother Dianne at the wedding.

The Candy bar spread at my cousins wedding

The bride and groom had arranged for a rather extensive and colorful candy bar.

Luke Copping wearing a cyberoptix tie

At dinner, wearing one of my favorite ties from Cyberoptix.

My Uncle (and my mother's twin brother) David Gale

My uncle Dave (my mother’s twin brother).


A lot of new print promos going out this week. You can get a more in depth look at them on Nubby Twiglet’s site, where Nubby featured them earlier this week.


saying I saw written on the wall at my gym

Written on the chalkboard at my gym this week,


asparagus, goat cheese, and hot chile quiche

A seriously yum piece of the asparagus, goat cheese, and hot chile quiche I came across this week.


Emily Tronetti at a shoot at Victory Studios

I helped my intern Emily out on a project this week as her “assistant”.  She put together a great production and It was so nice to lend a hand and see her creative process in action. Emily is highly creative and motivated. Hopefully I will be able to share some of the images she created during this shoot with you soon.

Guy Williams Gane at a shoot at Victory Studios

Guy William Gane III, at my studio waiting for hair and makeup prior to Emily’s shoot.

Some quick images I did of the crew from Emily's shoot

The whole team from Emily’s production. Clockwise from top left: Maureen Olson Urbaniak, Guy William Gane III, Paige Carson, and Emily Tronetti.

A mobile image of emily tronetti via instagram.

Emily on location.

Guy William game on locations

A little black and white action with Guy during some downtime on location.

Paige Carson on location

Another black and white image during a break in shooting, this time featuring Paige.

instagram image of Paige carson with flowers

Paige and flowers – via Instagram.


My girlfriend's niece, Trinity.

My girlfriend’s family stopped by the studio to have some family portraits taken while her niece Trinity was visiting from the west coast. Trinity and Mr. Bunny decided to steal the show.


Ted's HotDogs

One last batch of Ted’s hot dogs on a rainy night as the summer winds down.

Loganberry at teds otdogs

Loganberry, a serious Buffalo beverage that I have become sadly addicted to since relocating from Canada. A must have with Ted’s dogs.


 Spending time with our dogs, Kasha and Kemper

Relaxing in the backyard with Kasha and Kemper as the weather gets cooler and a little more pleasant.