Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope the start of May brings everyone prosperous news and generous gifts! Wow, May already?! What the?!!!
As my title reads, I had one heck of a week! It sounds a bit misleading, but each of those titles are one actual occurrence. Although wouldn’t it be cool if they all did happen all at once?! Why not?! Sadly, it didn’t but each one was fun nonetheless.
The week started with the “Look Fabulous” Tour, a seminar geared towards portrait/fashion studio lighting, with two of the best instructors in the fashion/commercial industry – Lindsay Adler and Lou Freeman. Each brought their lighting set-ups and gave us the opportunity to shoot on them, including the cool “Playboy” magazine lighting set-up! Wow!!!
Ever wonder how Playboy does it? Here it is – ten, yes TEN light set up for starters…
Here’s the finished product – straight out of the camera, no processing. Incredible lighting!
Here I am with the two instructors (L-R) Lou Freeman, and Lindsay Adler. Exceptional people and amazing instructors!
Thanks you guys
Monday brought about the 47th annual East West Players dinner gala honoring Asian-americans in film/tv/theater. Low and behold, the improv group I belong to, Cold Tofu, received a visionary award! Needless to say, we were thrilled to be honored
My better half with John Cho, who presented Cold Tofu with our award.
(L-R) Kev Jumba, Helen Ota (Cold Tofu), John Chu (Director), and John Cho
The Cold Tofu gang with our award. I’m taking the photo, hence, not in it Yay to us!
Friday came along and I was able to finally get my good friend Kennedy K. in the studio to do some portraits of him. Kennedy is an amazing trapeeze/aerialist, and it was so cool to have him in studio finally! More to come with this awesome artist!
THE Kennedy Kabasares…
Kennedy with his aerial bar. This dude’s amazing! Trust me!
And finally, my yearly silly splurge happened for me this past weekend, the annual Renaissance Fair out in Irwindale, Calif. I’ve always had a liking towards the medieval times, and going to this fair just makes me feel happy. Plus, this was the first year I decided to rent a Renaissance costume – a knight! It was fun being in the midst of all the people and pretending to speak Elizabethan/Shakespearean. Hilarious!!! Good times indeed. Call me a big kid, but afterwards, I was a bit sad to have it all end, but there’s always next year!
So there you have it! What a busy week! Couple all this with the arrival of my new “toy”/tool, the Fuji X100s, and it makes for a great week.