Clayton Snyder as Paul Newman

15 images-1 13 Paul-Newman-Biography Clayton has this great and fun personality and a complete zest for life! I’ve had the pleasure to photograph him a couple times now and every time we have a lot of fun. When my wife and I decided to recreate Hollywood icons in today’s market it was she who thought of Clayton as Paul Newman almost immediately. “He has that mischievous sparkle in his eye” she said. And I think we captured it here. CONGRATULATIONS to Clayton who is currently filming NCIS!

IDLE NO MORE Campaign

Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.

On December 10th, Indigenous people and allies stood in solidarity across Canada to assert Indigenous sovereignty and begin the work towards sustainable, renewable development. All people will be affected by the continued damage to the land and water and we welcome Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies to join in creating healthy sustainable communities. We encourage youth to become engaged in this movement as you are the leaders of our future. There have always been individuals and groups who have been working towards these goals – Idle No More seeks to create solidarity and further support these goals. We recognize that there may be backlash, and encourage people to stay strong and united in spirit.

This is the mission statement Idle No More. http://www.idlenomore.ca

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This movement started in Canada as a peaceful demonstration between tribes and government. It spread as people world wide stood in solidarity for the Canadian government to honor treaty rights. It has become bigger than that. These violations have direct bearing on the protection,or lack there of, of our waters and land. If we don’t stand up as one people and start protecting our earth’s greatest resources we are dooming our future generations. It is an important movement and it has been our honor to be a part of this important message. We hope you enjoy these photos and PSAs and encourage you all to do the following.

GET EDUCATED. This affects us all as human beings. It’s our future.

SHARE the photos and PSAs therefor spreading the word and educating others.

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DO YOUR PART in protecting mother Earth.

SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY. Everyone involved in this campaign volenteered their time and talent. Take time to support their efforts…find us all on social media…let them know you think it’s important too. It’s a far greater cause than any one person but we stand stronger together. Indiginous and not, this is a human issue. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I know  this post is not really about photography  but before photographers we are human beings and we think it’s important to stand together, be positive, and always work toward the greater good.

The Art of Pin Up

ImageThe term ‘Pin Up’ came to be in the early 1940’s. It simply referred to the mass production of images of a ‘cheesecake’ girl to be mass produced and pinned up. It could be post cards, magazines, calendars, really anything. Over time though, popular culture has taken pin up and turned it into iconic art. It is fascinating to see how businesses have used it for their products, how celebrities have used it to garnish sex appeal, and how painters, pencil artists, tattoo artists, and photographers, have done their take on it and promoted their version of PIN UP.

We recently did a shoot for Lover Dovers clothing. This company is known for its kitchy aprons and sweet and classic look. We took their sweet and flirty and brought it to life in a local retro candy shop. The result was fantastic. When you look at these photos, you see a fun catalog shoot that is full of personality borderline editorial, yet the product is still the focal point.

Photos: Josh Tousey, JT Pro Imaging

Stylist: Jen Tousey, JT Pro Imaging

Hair: Pasquale Caselle

Make Up: Linda Caselle

Aprons: Lover Dovers

Location: Rocket Fizz, Sherman Oaks

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Tables Turned

Screen Shot (800x518)What an odd thing to be the subject rather than the photographer, stylist, and producer of the shoot. Like new shoes, it’s slightly uncomfortable but when you realize how amazing they are, you ease into them. And so it has happened that the shoe, so to speak, has been placed on our collective other foot… For one evening, we moved from behind the camera to in front of it..all in the name of art.

Josh and I enjoy spending our time learning and playing…I mean working. 🙂 We love transforming people and guiding them to bring visions to life. Our Old Hollywood icon project started off as merely an idea and a photoshoot. It has turned into our signature and embodies who we are both as people and as a company.

We were honored to have so many people at our exhibit debut. There were so many people, but Josh and I got around to meet almost everyone. How beautiful and unexpected it was to find this article printed online about us and about our exhibit. My heart did backflips when I saw our photo front and center. As I said, we are certainly not used to being on that side of the camera. 🙂 I was almost too petrified to read. I understand COMPLETELY now why many clients say they do not read their reviewsof their films and such. That evening, I’m not sure we were even aware someone was taking notes and photos for magazine purposes. Well, someone was and what they have written and shared is a lovely review and so we wanted to share it with all of you.

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Festival of Lights

Light up my life - JoshI’ve said it before, but this time of year is truly magical. The creativity seems to soar! Josh and I are inspired by so much around us and today we bring you photos from a project we did inspired by none other than Christmas Lights!!!

Anyone can take a picture. We have Instagram to show us that! But it takes someone who understands light to be able to manipulate it and create art with it. These images here are shared from an exercize in capturing personality through light. There is a wide variety in the finished project which is unusual for us as we like to have a theme to the finish in the end product. Ah but light is fluid, like personality and so this project is all about mood and how light plays to those moods. Enjoy! Comment! Share! (Just please remember to give proper photo credit)

In this time of year we all enjoy the renewal the light and the New Year brings. It’s a hope and promise of good things to come. This season has been marred by an unthinkable event. Josh and I choose to find solace in the good and beauty that is out there and be reminded that there is far more of it than the other. Our holiday wish for you: Let’s revel in the joy that is children. Let’s play in the magic of the season. Let’s hold on to light. hope, and all things good. That said, let’s light it up!!!

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For more from this project see us published on JUST JARED JUNIOR and PINTEREST.

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