Firebrand Bakery

Victor Hugo wrote in a poem “Demain, dès l’aube, à l’heure où 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.

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

San Francisco Portrait Photographer Marco Le Blanc

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

San Francisco Portrait Photographer Marco Le Blanc

Carmel International Film Festival

Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to work with the Carmel International Film Festival. Co-founders, Thomas Burns and Erin Clarke, run this five-day event. My crew and I took pictures for two days of the event.

On the first night, we set up in the main lobby at the Cypress Inn, where the VIP reception was being hosted. The room was fairly small, so we had limited space to set up our lights and backdrop, but we made it work. The day before, I re-discovered a couple vintage cameras in my storage room in the studio, and a projector, which I used as props for the set.

On the second night, we were at the beach of Carmel. The wind was a bit of a concern when we initially came to set up, but luckily it died down once it was time to start shooting. We got some great portraits of directors, actors and attendees right at sunset.

It was a lot of fun and it was wonderful meeting so many talented artists, such as the screenwriter for Diablo, Carlos De Los Rios, and director, Lawrence Roeck.

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

San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

Screenwriter, Carlos De La Ross, and director, Lawrence Roeck, from Diablo pose in front of the camera.

San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer

Adventure with Photographer Daniel Castro

Two weeks ago, I had the chance to break from reality and head up into the wilderness with my buddy and fellow photographer, Daniel Castro. How do two photographers stay entertained? Have a mini-photoshoot, of course.

Dan started his career as graphic designer and then moved over full-time to photography. He is now an established advertising and fashion photographer based out of New York. His work has received recognition from Archive Magazine both in 2014 and 2015 as ‘200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’ and ‘200 Best Digital Artists’.

We decided to take portraits on our trip and Dan came up with the dressed-shower concept. After a challenging hike uphill before sunset, we found the perfect lighting for the shoot. 

I’m looking forward to adding these portraits to my website.

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

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

CEO of Pebble Technology, Eric Migicovsky

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot CEO of Pebble Technology, Eric Migicovsky, for Emerce Magazine.

His company is behind Pebble smart watches for the iPhone and Android. While in college, Eric began creating the first model, InPulse. Since then, their smart watches have evolved to be a major competitor of Apple.

What makes their watches different? You can customize the exterior and display to match your style.

Big thanks to Melissa Brozek for assisting me on the shoot! I can’t wait to add these portraits to my website.

San Francisco Professional Commercial Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc San Francisco Professional Commercial Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc San Francisco Professional Commercial Photographer

San Francisco Professional Commercial Photographer 

John Churchwell from the San Francisco Opera

Here are a few new portraits from a session with SF Opera’s John Churchwell.

John Churchwell is one of the leading collaborative pianists of his generation.

Churchwell studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano and Bachelor of Arts in French. He then continued his studies at the University of Minnesota where he earned a Master of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Accompanying.

After finishing his education, he worked as an assistant conductor for both the Metropolitan Opera and the San Francisco Opera.

In August 2011, Churchwell was promoted to the Head of Music at the SF Opera.

It was a great shoot and an honor to work with him. I can’t wait to add these portraits to my website.

Los Angeles Environmental Portrait Photographer

Los Angeles Environmental Portrait Photographer

Meryl Pataky, SF Sculptor and Neon Artist

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet and take photos of San Francisco artist, Meryl Pataky at her studio in the Mission district of San Francisco. She is only a couple of blocks away from my photo studio. 🙂

She is a silversmith, welder, neon artist, and teacher. Her work consistently revolves around elements found on the periodic table. Using the elements available, she creates a variety of abstract pieces that relate to her view of universal connectedness.There is a great KQED video that discusses her art and recent projects.

It was great meeting this talented artist and I can’t wait to add these photos to my portraits.

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SF Enviromental Portrait Photographer los angeles

SF Enviromental Portrait Photographer los angeles

SF Enviromental Portrait Photographer