A new favorite Dierks

February 8, 2012

I thought I only had one favorite Dirk and that would have been Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavs. I have shot that Dirk probably 20 or 30 times for editorial and feature shoots and at the past few All Star games. He is truly a gentleman and I always love to work with him. Well, no disrespect to Mr. Nowitzki but he may have net his Dirk match! I had the good fortunate of working with Dierks Bentley this past week prior to his performance in New York. We had beers and shot at a great hole in the wall bar downtown, spent a few minutes outside taking some portraits and then I photographed him live. Like his German namesake, Dierks was easy to work with, totally laid back and a Southern charmer. He got great reviews from his NY shows and had a huge crowd at his Today Show performance. (I think New York is secretly filled with country music fans.) I dont know that I am buying cowboy boots or a ten gallon hat anytime soon but Dierks put on a phenomenal show and I might actually buy a song or two on itunes.

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North of the Border

February 2, 2012

For any of you who know me, you know I am likely to be cold in Miami in July. I am always acting like Im a 90 year old woman who has a fleece with them when they’re on a shoot in Phoenix. I can’t help it – I don’t know if I have warm blood, cold blood, no blood – Im just cold all of the time. So when I got the call to go to Ottawa, Ontario in January, I have to say all I could think about was how cold I was going to be. Even though they were having a “warm spell”, the city was pretty chilly but it was a beautiful city and honestly, I wish I had had more time great to spend exploring and going skating on the canal. The weekend was great though shooting with the NHL All Stars. I had one of my favorite assistants join me from Toronto, a great local assistant, a phenomenal stylist and a dream client who lets me shoot. And really, while it was cold, where else should you host a weekend of skating??