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From The Studio
Oh. My. God.
I don’t usually blush like a teenage girl. However, when you’ve been selected by a prestigious international brand to be in a short film alongside icons such as David Lynch, I think you are allowed to feel a little light-headed.
As part of its soon-to-be-released Exhibition Canvas Satin, Epson asked me to talk about my wedding photography and my relationship with its high-quality, premium canvas. The only wedding photographer worldwide to be featured, I was so honored at the recognition of my art and of Catherine Hall Studios.
And yes, I’m beyond thrilled at being showcased with famous artists and photographers, such as Lynch – epic director of Mulholland Drive and The Elephant Man – Greg Gorman, Art Wolfe and Vincent Versace. This is a great milestone for me as a photographer as well as for my San Francisco studio. I am lost for words.
Epson invited us to share our personal experiences with its signature-worthy papers, and everyone had nothing but wonderful praises for the brand that has consistently been a leader in the digital printing world.
Lynch: “The feel of this paper is incredible and the image that pops off is kind of a dream.”
Wolfe: “The overall quality and surface makes many of my prints feel more like paintings.”
In the film, I talked specifically about the Exhibition Canvas Satin, which is built on a polyester and cotton blend that is specially coated to produce vibrant colors as well as rich, deep blacks and tonal gradations. Easily stretched and coated to help achieve the best combination of image quality and archival display life, the heavy 21-mm canvases helped me produce finishing prints that captured the nuances of colors and gradations. This is so important for rendering the full character of my subject.
Epson will release the film very soon! I’m curious to see what you think about me all dolled up ;) Thanks, Dano Steinhardt of Epson for arranging this, and videographer Marc Vanocur and my hair/make-up stylist Armando Sarabia for making me look so good!
You might like to read a related post here.
Women of the 40s – with their picture-perfect luscious curls, blood red lips, porcelain complexion – always represented to me the dawning of the strong, independent female. Despite their stark silhouettes, these women embodied the feminine, bringing the sexy to boxy, shoulder-padded jackets and knee-length skirts. They also inspired iconic starlets, such as Bettie Page or Dita Von Teese.
Inspired by high-society women during World War II, I recently completed a passion project with a talented Bay Area crew who volunteered services on hair, make-up, wardrobe, styling and art direction. Thanks to the collective effort, we recreated a series of images reminiscent of the 40s. I promise to post the images soon and I’m excited for you to tell me what you think!
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At the PDN PhotoPlus Conference and Expo 2010, I dropped by Epson’s booth to check out my new-favorite Exhibition Canvas Satin, on which they featured some of my wedding-photography images (look in the upper, right-hand corner of this picture to view the goods!).
It’s been under wraps long enough. Epson will soon release its Exhibition Canvas Satin, one of its specialty, signature-worthy papers the company is promoting in conjunction with some of its favorite photographers. I am completely blown away and humbled to be included in this elite group. I’m going to keep you guessing for now, but they include some very, very awesome (and famous!) people.
So, what does it all mean? Aside from decorating my studio with images printed on the new canvas, my wedding art is also the focus of a short Epson promo, which was filmed right here in my San Francisco studio. Look out for more details about the film in another blog post!