#TBT to France

I wanted to share these few images that I shot on my last trip in August. This is Auvergne, where I grew up. Mountains, cows, cheese and charcuterie all the way ūüôā It’s also a place of contemplation where you can wander for kilometers without seeing anybody. There are so many trails and little wonders to explore – it’s incredible. For instance that last image is a retired shepherd’s refugee, we call it “buron”. Now it’s open for hikers. There is no key, no lock. Just enter, spend the night, clean up after yourself. It’s simply a wonderful experience to wake up hearing cows’ bells passing by.

Meet the fam’ – in these portraits are my dad Jacques, brother Xavier, and his son Louis. And Dori, the Fox Terrier.

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LA black and white sunset

It was a pleasure producing a photo shoot last month with @fboulaire in Los angeles. Or close by Рon the beach in Corona Del Mar. We went scouting the day before along the coast by motorcycle Рquite an awesome ride indeed. We had that perfect SoCal weather, and had a fun time with @caitlinleahy and @nickviciouss at sunset. These two were a great match and hit it off from the start Рsuper pros and awesome to work with.

We’ll be sharing later on some colorful images¬†from that shoot, Caitlin’s blue eyes working their magic at dusk ūüėČ

Here’s a preview of the black and white¬†portraits that we’ve got.

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San Francisco and Los Angeles Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle.

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Firebrand Bakery

Victor Hugo wrote in¬†a poem “Demain, d√®s l’aube, √† l’heure o√Ļ blanchit la campagne,
Je partirai…” so did we.

Not the poem. But waking up way early, long before the sun was rising we headed on location for a shoot at Firebrand Artisan Breads bakery in Oakland. The moment we walked through the doors the aroma of fresh baked bread was in the air. My crew and I enjoyed getting to know bread maker Matt & pastry chef Colleen during our photo shoot. These two honest animals have a passion for their craft and a love for well made eatable happiness. Thanks to producer Lisa and the rest of the team, I was able to capture some cool portraits of two kind hearted badass.

Read more about how Matt made his dream of opening a brick oven bakery come true on their website.

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San Francisco Portrait Photographer Marco Le Blanc, Commercial Photography, Advertising, Editorial Shoot, SF Commercial Photographer

San Francisco Portrait Photographer Marco Le Blanc

Inspirational Woman Leaders

Another great editorial shoot for Diablo Magazine. My crew and I set up at 3 locations, including the State Capitol in Sacramento. The women I photographed are inspirational figures to young women in our community.

These three women have succeeded in their leadership roles despite woman’s¬†ongoing struggles for¬†equal opportunities in male dominated fields. Catherine Baker ended up running in the state legislature and became Assemblywoman in the 16th Assembly District. Claudia Wentworth, president and CEO of a Solar manufacturing company earned 2015’s Most Influential Woman in Business by the San Francisco Business Times. Pamela Kan, President of¬†Bishop-Wisecarver Group was¬†appointed to the¬†California Workforce Development Board by Governor Jerry Brown.

Check out the full article and interviews.

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Los Angeles and San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle. Los Angeles and San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle.

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Talking beer with Fritz Maytag

Check out my website with the latest imagery including portraits of Fritz Maytag “the god father of craft beer in America”. I had the opportunity to shoot him at Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, thanks to Draft Magazine¬†and my photo crew¬†Marine¬†and¬†Francois Boulaire. Take a look at the article about how Fritz Maytag took over a dying San Francisco brewery in 1965 and turned it around to become the most modern small brewery in the world.

Below you can see a couple outtakes from the shoot. Check out Draft Magazine’s January/February spread. I’m excited to have these images in my portfolio.

 

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Los Angeles and San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle.

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Glowing with Self Confidence

I did not want to hesitate any longer for an outdoor shoot, this weather has been too beautiful. Last week my crew and I had the opportunity to work with gorgeous model Ashely Nash. I wanted to capture a woman owning her beauty and independence through her self-confidence. Shout out to super producer Lisa Vortman, who found us this charming location on the bay in Tiburon. Caffe Acri was perfect for our morning adventure, we enjoyed their delicious coffee and hospitality. Thanks to Jeneffer Jones, wardrobe stylist, Tara Thompson for hair and makeup and the rest of our crew, we created some beautiful portraits.

I can’t wait to add these portraits to my portfolio.

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Work in progress video by Francois Boulaire.

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All Naked But One – Portrait with Maxine

I recently had the opportunity to shoot Maxine Wulf at my photo studio in the Mission in San Francisco. Maxine is an actress, model, and friend. She needed more portraits for her acting portfolio. SF Portait Advertising Photographer

At the studio,  we have these neat mannequins that I have been wanting to incorporate into a shoot. Well, why not now? They were great props and I hope to use them again if the shoot warrants it.

Instead of the usual naked female shot, Maxine dressed in a formal black suit and stood amongst the naked mannequins. The female body is beautiful, but nudity (or partial nudity) is too common these days in media. I think the combination of her facial expression and being fully dressed gives more clear point of female empowerment and that she is a badass.

Big thanks to makeup artist Monique Ford for her help on set!

It was a fun shoot and I’m excited to add this portrait to my portfolio.

SF Portait Advertising Photographer Marc Olivier le Blanc with Maxine Wulf

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