Monday, July 21, 2008

the monkey shoot

one of the most challenging things about being a working photographer is keeping your passion for photography alive amidst the struggle for survival. When something becomes your 'job' I think it can  be hard to remind yourself sometimes that you got into initially because you loved it.

A great thing to do is just play. I like to wrangle up friends and be ridiculous for the sake of being ridiculous....like shooting a dude in a monkey suit. This time the dude happens to be a great friend and amazing performer so it was a no brainer.

enjoy!
video

15 comments:

Dave said...

How is anyone going to take you seriously if your always monkeying about !

cheeky mwnci!

David said...

this takes chimping to the next level!

Bill_Lyle said...

Funny stuff P, the sun down shoot evokes a certain emotion. And I'm not monkeying around here either.
Good stuff, keep it up!
B

The Dogwood Deddy said...

I wanna see that Holga shot!

Corey Woodruff said...

I love it when work is fun.

What is that song?

Petteri said...

I bumped into this on strobist.com site. Really fun and nice work! I got really inspired your work and philosophy, hope you can post more videos in the future.

Pat Morrissey said...

The burp gets 4/10

Dnc said...

cool shots monkey brain. I navigated from strobist...read your about me...interesting cause I'm halfway through the tao of physics right now. keep shooting!
malama pono

greenwoodimages said...

great session and video to match. I hope that was some Molsen Ice he was chuggin. Also I'm with "dogwood deddy" let's see some holga action!

John said...

lol, fantastic shoot! that is one hot model ...your videos are always entertaining ...hope to see more!

Brett Earl said...

love the humor in your work here...perfect lighting, making me keen to get a portible power pack.

Marie Moyers said...

Thank you so much for sharing these videos with us!

Neil said...

You're a monkey!

Nathanael said...

Loved the video, man. A great reminder to shoot for yourself and not get 'de-styled' in paid work.

leightsy said...

Hi Hi!

Just found your site and then your blog (and video) through Tyler's facebook (my boyfriend went to school with him)...
your stuff is FANTASTIC, I'm super stoked that you talked about how you shot this..

anyway, just wanted to say good work!!
xo

Lindsay