#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 🙂 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 – on the beach in Corona Del Mar. We went scouting the day before along the coast by motorcycle – quite 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 – super 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 😉

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

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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.

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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Seaside shoot

Shooting along the coast on Highway 1 is one of my favorites. Our beach shoot started off early in the morning with ideal overcast weather. I captured some images in the hight of the high tide on the coast in Pacifica, California. Thanks to an awesome crew @fboulaire & @zachographie and everyones’ eye for creative details the shoot was a lot of fun and we got these images! While on location, we had the pleasure to encounter an old school surf board maker working from his workshop along the beach. We tried to get his portrait too but he was a little shy, humble, or just didn’t like my camera 🙂

We just mailed a promo card with these images that we’re happy to share, and add to our portfolio.

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

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

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.

 

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.

Los Angeles and San Francisco Editorial Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, 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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That Man May See

I had the opportunity to work with Kathleen Ryder and UCSF’s That Man May See organization. I took portraits of the faculty members at the UCSF Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology that work alongside this organization.

These individuals are dedicated to the research and training of infectious and inflammatory ocular diseases.

My first subject was Dr. Thomas Lietman. He is researching what treatment strategies are most effective in eliminating trachoma. What is Trachoma? It’s a bacterial infection that affects your eyes. It’s contagious and the leading preventable cause of blindness worldwide.

I shot a few more faculty members from the board, such as, Dr. Nisha Acharya and Dr. John Gonzalez. They also work on the management of infectious (and non-infectious) diseases that affect the condition of the eyes.

It was wonderful meeting these extraordinary individuals and I’m excited to add these portraits to my portfolio.

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Dr. Thomas Lietman

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Dr. Nisha Acharya

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Dr. John Gonzalez

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