Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DNA publishes latest DW Chase / AU Fotografia photoshoot!

This first shoot with Texas photographer AU Fotografia was quite an experience. After we shot all the fashionable stuff (which you already saw if you read my blog) we headed down to the beach, where a dark storm cloud loomed. Mind you it hadn't rained in Texas or Galveston in about two months. But of course the rain seemed apparent and we sure needed it. Like troopers, both I and the photographer were committed, and proceeded in the rain.

When we first pulled out the vintage, army parachute (which had spawned from the usage of parachute's in Rick Day's Ruskin campaigns) the 20+ mph wind carried me down the wet beach. Once I finally learned how to tame the parachute, which floated about five feet or more above me, it worked out great because my muscle flexing and straining wasn't faked, it was taking all of my might to stay on the ground and hold the parachute in place.

It didn't really matter that I was soaking wet, but the parachute got wet and so did the photographer, but we made the best of it. While the beach was mostly deserted due to the rain, we did have one on-looker who even took out his camera and started taking pictures of the photoshoot. It was certainly one of the most memorable and fun shoots I have had in a long time. I had sand in every possible crevasse after we were done.

A special thanks go out to DNA magazine for publishing the shots exclusively on their site. Thanks Robert!

Click here to see the DNA article which has MORE shots from the parachute photoshoot.

DW Chase model mayhem portfolio

AU Photografia model mayhem portfolio

Friday, August 5, 2011


Over the summer I had posted a casting call for all of Texas just to see if I could find anyone interesting. I was contacted by Christine of Fuzzy Photography in San Antonio Texas who presented me with a conceptual drawing she had done, and explained she had been looking for the right male model to make the drawing come alive.

Certainly not the type of work I was use to, but I accepted the challenge. Christine got together the hair stylist (or in this case the wig stylist), makeup, and the female model. Well over 100 degrees when we shot this concept, although we were in a studio, it was my second time in San Antonio, home of the Alamo and Miss Congeniality.

The concept behind the drawing is the male is bird like, and the female cat like and according to Christine they have both an interest or facination in each other but also destain. Her direction on the emotions we were meant to convey helped get into this character.

The female model, Christina was like a double for Jessica Alba, very beautiful and fun to work with.