I was in Los Angeles shooting with friends @jessiqap@blakereed a couple weeks ago and producer @fboulaire found that amazing location in Chinatown. While he got to shoot video I was on for some portraits following out storyline. It was quite a fun project and I am really grateful that I’ve got to work there. It got really hot during the day but we were so happy with the result that we’ve stayed over time. It’s always good fun to try out new locations. But this one had quite a magic feel with these classic race cars.
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.
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 Marco Le Blanc
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco Editorial Photographer Fritz Maytag- Los Angeles and San Francisco Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle.
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.