Photoshoot with Michael

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with model, Michael, at my studio in the Mission district of San Francisco. He has that rugged handsome look, similar to Sir Sean Connery, except you can see he is very much young at heart (in his eyes). He was a great subject and wonderful to work with! model te Ist shoot san

It was a fairly quick shoot with a few outfit changes. We went from business formal to more casual. For the shoot, I had the help of my photo assistant, Marine Terlizzi.
I hope to work with Michael again in the future.

I can’t wait to add these portraits to my portfolio.
Model Test Shoot San Francisco

Model Test Shoot San Francisco

Model Test Shoot San Francisco

Shoot with Dan Diaz and Diablo Magazine

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Diablo Magazine to do a portrait shoot with Dan Diaz. His terminally ill wife made headline news when she and her husband decided to move to Oregon so she could end her suffering.

His wife, Brittany, loved California and wanted to die there, but at the time assisted suicide (for the terminally-ill) was illegal. Before she passed away, she let her story hit the news. It created a huge discussion among the media and religious groups about the ethics of her decision.

Before passing away, Brittany asked her husband to fight for other terminally-ill patients in California, to die with dignity in their home state. Diaz was able to fulfill his promise to her. Last week, California state Governor Jerry Brown passed the right-to-die bill on October 5th.

Diablo magazine wrote a wonderful article on Diaz and his wife’s story. Warning – It will be hard to keep your eyes dry by the end of it.

I’m honored to be a part of this project. I look forward to adding these portraits to my portfolio.

Diablo Magazine SF Photographer

Diablo Magazine SF Photographer

Diablo Magazine SF Photographer

San Francisco Arts and Crafts

I love being a San Francisco photographer because I get to be apart of some of the coolest, wide-ranging experiences California has to offer. If you are looking for fun new experiences in San Francisco, I definitely recommend checking out the upcoming events at Public Glass.

This non-profit arts organization explores the possibilities with glass, as well as involving the broader community to join in the experience. I consider this a place where they have awesome parties but, really, they offer so much more; social hours, membership options, volunteer options, classes…even a glass-focused youth education program! I am pretty passionate about my art and the photography community but after seeing the strong relationships and forward thinking creatives involved in this community I am definitely entriqued to explore it further.

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California Lawyer Magazine

Some call him a “highly educated juvenile delinquent”, some call him “scrappy”, and, in the latest January 2015 article of California Lawyer Magazine, Christopher Dolan was also titled “The Aggressor”.

I’ll admit after reading my share of articles prior to our shoot date I was a bit intimidated by the reputation Christopher Dolan has made for himself – such a powerful role he leads! But, as I scoped out his awesome San Francisco office and met all the people working with in it, I became greatly inspired by his success and even more thrilled of the opportunity to photograph his portraits for California Lawyer Magazine. Meeting him was much like it has been described, he is indeed charismatic and he definitely exudes a confidence that I felt honored to be able to capture.

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San Francisco Magazine Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier LeBlanc

San Francisco Silicon Valley Robots

Brian Munger is Awesome! Not only did he build a R2 unit, but he made his own Darth Vader inspired version titled “R2-V1”. Brian Debuted his extreme build at the Celebration VI in Orlando and you can see from his website the process and pride he took in it’s creation.

As you can probably assume from the collection of craftsmen I have in my portrait portfolio, I am truly fascinated by the varying handmade creations people share with me – robots included!

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San Francisco Silicon Valley Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc.

Hand Crafted Historical Art

Pamela Winston-Charbonneau carries on in a sweet success story of her own… one that almost sounds like a children’s fairytale.

As a young girl Pamela’s father introduced the task of counting buttons as a way to keep busy, while he shopped around old antique stores. As the task became beautiful to Pamela, her eyes dazzled at the sight of antique buttons and her passion for them grew. Pamela’s love of jewelry, skills in silver-smithing and continuous admiration for buttons paved the way for her to create her own handcrafted jewelry business.

She created a jewelry line called “Cute as a Button”, which are rare button centered rings, earrings and pendants. For over 16 years her creations have been showcased in a variety of retail stores in San Francisco, as well as in a caboose called “Successories” in Pacifica.

Now, Pamela is proud to have her very own store in Noe Valley where she continues to share her creations, as well as showcasing those of other local designers.

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Portrait Photographer San Francisco Bay Area Marc Olivier Le Blanc.

On the go photo and degree’s.

We were excited to be able to photograph within the glowing walls of SFO. With those floor to ceiling windows that airports tend to provide, we were surrounded by beautiful lighting. Other than the great natural light, why the airport? Well Ranku was developed especially for those with busy lives. It is where online degrees are rediscovered. They have programs that offer office hours with the professor, study groups with peers, and interactive classes (where you can virtually raise your hand). It is a space for students who don’t want to be confined to a classroom or who want to further their education while working or living on the go. The airport was representative of the on-the-go lifestyle and the idea that you really can pop open your computer and work towards your degree wherever you are.

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Silicon Valley Commercial Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc