Saturday, August 29, 2009

um, you know I'm a model...

Apparently this little blondie has been telling teen girls that he's "a model" in hopes to impress them! Here he is in the LLBean Back-to-School catalog.

And, he's not the only one of my clients to make it in. Conner also modeled a backback! Both kids are signed with Stars in San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

art star

I've been taking pictures of Mia since she was a toddler. It started with some simple headshots for Wilhelmina in NYC and blossomed into a friendship between her mother and me, Mia and my little boy, and lots of great photos!
Mia has been a busy model and can currently be seen online at Saks and The Children's Place. I took this shot of Mia (in the woods) when I visited Connecticut last summer. I'm hoping to be working with Mia again soon when I return to the East Coast this fall for a special project.

Friday, August 14, 2009

blurb book contest

Only a few days left to vote in the People's Choice Award category. My book "tagged, cover 2" is up for voting with this link:


just click on the image of the book that says "VOTE"

baby couture casting call

Casting call for little ones for a shoot on August 19th. Register at ibabycouture to be considered.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

there's always Paris

I shot this little girl for Baby Couture Holiday and then for Abe Jones Designs. She finally got a modeling contract with Models, Inc. in San Francisco and mom used me to shoot her comp cards. We did the shoot over the weekend. I'd given the mom some wardrobe suggestions and when she called me shopping from Baby Gap, I got online and picked-out a gorgeous purple summer dress for her. I think I made the right choice...

Friday, August 7, 2009


, a love story about a man with Asperger's, opens in San Francisco today at Sundance Kabuki and Embarcadero.
Rated 3.7 out of 5.0
15 reviews
‎1hr 39min‎‎ - Rated PG-13‎‎ - Comedy/Drama/Romance‎ - Trailer - IMDb
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
1881 Post St, San Francisco, CA - Map
1:30 4:15 7:20 9:35pm
1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA - Map
12:10 2:30 4:55 7:30 9:55pm

You can hear the complete soundtrack from the film on the Paste Magazine website. Check-out The Hiders' "Plastic Flowers" with Bill Alletzhauser.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

rain or shine

be sure not to miss this show at SOAP, it's like nothing else...

I first met Mike at his cabin while photographing his son Sawyer. As I'm sure he is most weekends, he was out on the deck, working on his art. Many months later, I couldn't believe it when I walked into his show at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art and saw a large part of his cabin moved and reconstructed right there in the museum. I literally had no idea what I was walking into when I came to the show.

(the following text reprinted from SOAP gallery site)

Mike Shine is a bay area painter who works out of his the funky retro coastal cabin he shares as a studio/second home with his wife and their three sons - all artists. His work can be described as a colorful, sometimes disturbing mixture of driftwood, house paint, Nordic mythology, insomnia, 1970’s pop culture, absinthe, Teutonic philosophy, his wife Marianne, and woodworking skills left over from a previous life. Shine’s art explores how themes of classic mythology, philosophy and psychology relate to modern day mankind. “But in an accessible way, without the pretension, and bullshit,” he emphasizes.

Recently his cabin was recreated in its entirety for the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. It was also recently featured in Readymade magazine, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, Spread Art Culture, Art Ltd, and the SF Chronicle. See more of his work at

SOAP presents:

Flotsam's Wonder Tonic

The art of Mike Shine

Artist Reception: Saturday August 8, 2009 6-9pm .
Show runs till August 29, 2009

gallery hours: Monday through Thursday 11-2PM or by appointment.
location: 3180 Mission Street(between Valencia & Cesar Chavez)

phone: 415-920-9199
curator: SOAP

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

back-to-school? not so fast!

For those of us with kids, August means that school is looming large. It's all about shopping for supplies, getting new glasses, and finishing that summer work. Still, we gotta remember to take time out for old-fashioned summer fun...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

pottery barn cover

I received my Pottery Barn Kids (Back-to-School) catalog this week and was delighted to see my clients gracing the cover! I did their comp card photos for Stars the Agency.