14 June 2014

Playas del Coco - Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Happy World Cup!
In honor of the 2014 World Cup, here is an image from Playas del Coco - Guanacaste, Costa Rica from this past March 2014.  More to come from my Costa Rica travels!

10 June 2014

Kaviar & Cigarettes x Gregory Siff: Behind The Scenes - Los Angeles, CA

While out in LA a few weeks ago, I managed to link up with an old friend to shoot a promo for a limited tank top design for The Standard Hotel Hollwood.  I've been shooting with Kaviar & Cigarettes since 2010 and they have since relocated from NYC to LA.  Being able to collaborate with them while I was in town was a great ending to my west coast trip.  Seen above is the collaboration between artist Gregory Siff and Mark Carson of Kaviar & Cigarettes.  50 limited edition tanks were sold at a pool party at The Standard Hollwood on June 14.  Proceeds from the sales benefit non-profit Free Arts For Abused Children. 

Check out some behind the scenes pics, the promo flyer, a feature on The Standard Culture and also some previous Kaviar & Cigarettes shoots below.  Thanks to Mark, Gregory, our lovely model Tiffany Borland of fashion website Tuolomee, and my photo assistant Joshua for a great shoot.  Check out the outtakes from the shoot.  NO PLAN!

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06 May 2014

A Portrait Of My Father

Anacleto "Lito" R. Vivas
13 July 1947- 06 May 2013

May 06, 2013, we lost a great man.  A year has passed and I don't miss him any less, but of course why would I?  When you lose someone you learn to be thankful to have had that person who makes saying "goodbye" so hard.  

The photo above I took over the holidays in 2009.  I brought home my white seamless backdrop and without any direction, Dad jumped in front and didn't hesitate to strike a pose.  He was a natural.  That's the thing about him, he was just too cool.  He knew that smiling was out before anyone knew it was in.  My Dad taught me about good music, how to dress well and gave me the bug for arts and culture.  At an early age I can remember my father shooting with his Minolta 35mm.  One of my favorite childhood memories was dropping off stacks of film after family vacations.  When the digital age came around the student became the teacher and I helped him buy his DSLR Nikon D60.  Not only am I thankful for acquiring his humor (not to mention, dashing good looks.. JK!), but I owe him for my work ethic and the need to have fun.  He could light up the room with the excitement in his voice.  I miss his jokes (and cooking) the most.


14 February 2014

Ellen & Luke Engagement - New York City

 In honor of Cupid's day... I thought I'd jump on the love movement and share some engagement photos I shot for two of my dear friends Ellen & Luke.  We shot the series at a coffee shop where they spent many of their first dates and then worked our way around the Lower East Side.  I must say, when your subjects are two lovebirds like them, it made it very easy (and super fun) to shoot.  Looking forward to their Kentucky nuptials this spring!  Go #teamcolliver!

12 February 2014

The Post-Ups: Faces of Fashion Week; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY FW14

 For this years Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, I decided to brave the cold and shoot the fashionistas of Lincoln Center a little different, more than just full body portraits.  I paid less attention to the clothes (blasphemy, I know) and decided to get up close and focus on the Faces of Fashion Week.   In case you were wondering, fur is still in, prints are still in, and of course - smiling's still out.

Oh, and Kelly Rowland's now rockin a 'bob.

Check out previous FW posts:

F/W 2014

S/S 2014

S/S 2013

S/S 2012

Patricia Field x The Keith Haring Foundation Fashion Week Event