Posts Tagged ‘zane’

Zane’s Photo Shoot

January 3, 2010

Back in October, Alida’s photography class did some ghost photos (long exposures paired with creepy models).  Zane was one of those creepy models, and is always game for a photo shoot.

Since he is such a fantastic model, we figured it would be fun to go out and do a shoot just with him. Good idea.

I love this photo

We had a blast watching Zane rock his eccentric clothing and prop combo. I’ve been sitting on this footage for a while and decided to do something with it while I take a break from some client projects. Enjoy!

Make sure you visit Alida’s Facebook fan page and get the updates when she does more work! And feel free to contact us if you want to do a photo shoot of your own. As Zane proves here, you don’t have to be a high school senior to do a cool photo shoot!


Happy “Noon” Year!

December 31, 2009

Today I was introduced to a fantastic ritual at the Children’s Museum of Illinois, here in Decatur. The idea is simple: get the celebration over with early, so the kid’s aren’t up late.

When my brother and I were little and spent New Year’s Eve at my Aunt’s house, she had the same idea, and told us it was midnight when, in fact, it was about 9pm. We would get just as excited, count down, celebrate, bang pots and pans, and pass out. The Museum took that a couple steps further.

Today tons of kids stood under a net that held up balloons and confetti. At noon, they celebrated the new year with a bang. Who were the only adults allowed into the ground zero of confetti? The media! I love my job!

Me covered in confetti (Photo by Stephen Haas)

As we were all scrambling to get shots of the kids running amuck with hands full of confetti and balloons, I noticed one boy dumping out an entire bag onto somebody. That somebody happened to be the Herald & Review photographer, Stephen Haas. Luckily for me, the camera was rolling for that one. You can hear reporter Annie Getsinger in the background telling him what he has to look forward to, since he’s a new father.

After the crowds dissipated and the mess was cleaned, I made my way to the door and noticed something that I had to get a shot of. There is a life-sized pin thing (those things that you stick your hand in and it makes the shape in pins), and somebody had lifted up a baby and shoved it in, face first. From the expression on this imprint, the baby did not think it was as fun as whatever adult shoved it in there. Either way, I thought it was hilarious.

Terrifying or hilarious? I vote both.

So that was the beginning of my New Year’s eve. You can check out the full-length video on the Herald & Review’s site HERE.

I’m also knee deep in about 3 different videos right now that I’ll be finishing as we enter 2010. The one that will be done the soonest is from a shoot that we did with Zane. You may recognize him from the ghost video that I did. If you aren’t already a fan, I suggest checking out Alida Duff Sullivan Photography on Facebook, where you can see more pictures like the following!


So look forward to that, but for now have a happy and safe New Year!