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Archive for July 2009

Photos With Style Without Stylists

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Megan


Charlotte


Jenny

Today I shot a few of the models from Elite. I’m shooting non stop lately. I’ve done the math and realized I’ve shot about 20 people in 2 weeks. I’m shooting at the Trump Hotel tomorrow and am scheduling for this weekend and some for next week. I’ve shot three times in extreme thunderstorms (todays shoot with Jenny was the most intense weather to date).

We shot portraits without hair, makeup or wardrobe stylists. One thing I’ve learned is that I am very good at bringing out a certain energy in the people I shoot. There was a time when I was afraid of bringing this out because I was worried what others would say or think. Now I’m learning to be “less different” and be “more me.”

Tonight I bought a cheap pizza for Domino’s, picked up some Diet Coke, and turned on Pandora (Radiohead Radio!). I’m going to pull an all-nighter to catch up. I’ll be heading to the art galleries in Chelsea or Soho after tomorrow’s shoot, then head home to catch up on some sleep before I start it all over again.

Quite simply: I came to New York to work hard and play hard and I can’t wait until tomorrow for the games to begin. Carpe Diem! 😀

(PS: I am doing some fund raising for my business to get a new studio, new equipment, and more resources to make my art-fashion shoots better. Please contact me if you have some work or fundraising opportunities for me!)

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30/07/2009 at 12:55 am

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Great Moments in History: Tiananmen Square Standoff

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28/07/2009 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Culture, Inspiration

Katya + Agata + TJ + Me

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Today we shot some stuff in the park. Everyone was running late (except me! :D) and we were only left with about 3 hours to prep, fit, get to the location, and shoot 4 looks. We were interrupted in the middle of our shoot when a HUGE rainstorm pushed through the park. We took cover under some shelter that was being occupied by about 15 homeless men. The rain subsided and we carried on. We did all of this and STILL had time to spare!

Here are two samples:

I’m happy with the shoot. I really owe it to the team: Katya, Agata, TJ and Alwayne at Supreme. I know I put in a lot of work behind the scenes but so does the rest of the team. I like to challenge the people I work with but these people challenge me just as much.


(a shot of Agata applying makeup to Katya on location)

I’ve done two shoots today and I am running on 3 hours of sleep since Sunday morning. I’m exhausted. I pushed Tuesday’s shoot back to Wednesday and I picked up a shoot for Thursday at the Trump Hotel in Central Park. It’s a busy week!!!

Thanks, everyone! And don’t forget to pass my site on to others who may like my work or have a need for it! http://michaeldonovanphotography.com

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MICHAEL DONOVAN
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28/07/2009 at 1:17 am

Posted in fashion, Photography

Cool People: Osho

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26/07/2009 at 11:34 pm

Posted in Culture

Cool People: John Waters

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MICHAEL DONOVAN
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22/07/2009 at 11:57 pm

Posted in Culture

More Busy

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For the record, I had three shoots today alone. The first started at 9am in Central park, the 2nd was a shoot at Avatar studio’s in Clinton for a magazine, and the 3rd was just testing with my friend Kara… here is another of Kara.

Contact me for your next shoot… I be rock’n!

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MICHAEL DONOVAN
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21/07/2009 at 11:31 pm

Posted in Business, Photography

Busy

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I’ve just wrapped 12 shoots in less than 6 days. I’m exhausted. My next shoot is Saturday so I’m going to rush to get retouching caught up. Here is a shot from this afternoon….

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MICHAEL DONOVAN
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Written by Michael Donovan

21/07/2009 at 11:26 pm

Posted in Photography