1. Steve Sarmiento
To prepare for the task of taking photos of some board members for work, I got the chance to play around with strobe lighting. I’m looking forward to exploring this equipment some more!
For the portrait of Steve I wanted to try centering the subject. Eli recently did this in a portrait of me, and I really liked the look. It catches me off guard, and immediately removes it from the realm of standard corporate portraiture.
Canon t3i//Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop
Pretty bird This bird has humongous legs. He looked like a fighter and like he didn’t lose a lot of fights. There are an amazing amount of chickens and roosters roaming New Orleans that appear ferrel, if you can call them that.
Canon 5D mkii
New Orleans, LA
1. Piers and a turtle at the Art Park in Albany, GA.2. A wall of the Art Park
Mamiya C330//Kodak Ektar 100
Chucking the pig skin
Happy October! It’s finally starting to feel like fall in the bay. There is a bit of dampness in the air, the sun sets earlier, and nothing sounds as good as grabbing a book, a blanket and a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning.
With the beginning of October, we at Common Marker are excited to announce a new feature. Every month we will showcase the work of a new photographer. This month’s featured photographer is my good friend Lauren Pollock (pictured).
I met Lauren in 2011 on Mt. Hood, working on a film called “Cabin in the Woods.” No, not that one, I wish! I was working in Camera and she was working in Production. We were pretty inseparable for the following few months, hanging out, going to shows, frequenting dive bars, etc. Now, three years later, she is based out of Los Angeles and works in the Camera department taking on roles from 2nd Assistant Camera to Director of Photography.She is currently on the road working for a documentary television series. She will be updating us with photos from around the US taken with her Polaroid Land Camera. You can check out some of her previous work here: www.behance.com/ren_plk
We look forward to sharing the work of our friends who inspire us with you.
Finally got a chance to explore the Six Flags without any fun buster security guards running patrol for the movie’s that shoot here ofter. Also just got a bunch of VSCO plug-ins for RAW digital photos that look disgustingly like film.
Canon 5D mkii with Nikon 50mm prime.
Six Flags New Orleans.
Abandoned Theater. Pittsburg, CA
Eli and I had a gig out in Pittsburg, CA a few weeks ago. After the shoot we braved the 98 degree heat to walk around and snap some pictures.
Mamiya C330//Kodak TMax 400