Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nativo emd at Gray Door Studio

A few weeks ago we were contacted by the manager of a local artist that goes by the name of Nativo emd. He came to ask if we could shoot his promotional pics. We set a date for a week later.

Nativo came in with his manager and a few friends for moral support. His entourage were very friendly and helpful and they were all pretty funny. As it always happens with musicians the jokes started flowing when Nativo was getting his make up done. He just took it in stride and laughed with them.

 Nativo was very easy to work with he was a real natural. He enjoyed working in front of the camera and followed directions very well. The shoot took a little longer than normal because we had to give him all his directions in spanish, but all in all it was a great shoot.

Here are a few pics from his shoot:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

MsZ Diem on Gray Door Studio

Today we are going to talk about one of our TFP shoots. We posted a TFP casting on to shoot a model that is new to the industry and to help her build her portfolio. We were fortunate to received a lot of messages from models who wanted to fill the casting. Normally this would be a good thing but we only had 2 dates open for the shoot so we had to turn a lot of other models away. We hate to have to do that but we only had limited shooting time so we picked the two models that we thought would help balance our portfolio.

One was a no show..... (God do we hate that!) and the other one showed up for her shoot.

The models name is MsZ Diem. She was a pleasure to work with. She was on-time, prepared, very professional, easy to work with, and above all was a great conversationalist. She is someone that we would like to book again.

Here are some pictures from the shoot:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Suzie A Make Up Portfolio Update

We had a cancellation on Feb 25th and instead of just calling it a day and going home our make up artist Suzie A asked if we could do a shoot to update her make up portfolio. So we called our favorite models and they brought a few friends and we did a very fun and interesting shoot.

Carlos A and Suzie A (no relation) started discussing some of the different looks they wanted to capture that day. To give the shoot more of an impact Carlos A decided to also make a video of the shoot.

Here is the video of the shoot:

Here are a few pics from the shoot:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bella Morte Magazine

It has been so crazy lately that we forgot to post up some good news. Bella Morte magazine has published one of the studio's photos of Apathy Angel in their “Just Pinups Edition” You can find our photo on page 4.

Here is a better look at the pic that was selected for the magazine.

We will have a full post about our shoot with apathy angel soon.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ralph Berr Comes to Gray Door Studio

Sometimes gigs come from unexpected places. A few days before the shoot we were having a meeting to about building our year year 3 portfolio everything was going well when at midnight we get a knock on our door. It was a close friend of our photographer Carlos. He came in to say hello and to ask us if we were willing to shoot a DJ the only catch was we needed to shoot him in a few days. Normally that would not be a problem but it was a thursday night and we were booked for the whole weekend. The only day we had available was monday, which normally is our day off.

Our photographer Carlos and our Make up artist Suzie decided to take the job. Ralph was a little nervous. This was his first shoot. We originally wanted to do 3 large sets but we wound up doing 7 small sets. The more relaxed, less stressful and quicker sets turned out to be exactly what Ralph needed.

Here are some of the pics from his shoot.

You can contact Ralp Berr here: