Archive for December, 2009|Monthly archive page

From the archive or how it all got started

In The archive on December 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

I was working on an idea for Powerade sport drink. This was one of the concepts I came up with. The ref totally uninterested in the fight that was going on in front of the net.

Here is a shot I did of the Reefer Madness poster. It was early days of digital and required me to shoot a few different shots and then put them together once scanned and then get help from a friend to do all the font but I really like it. I will show you all the images to get to the end.

I thought I would upload some images from my archive that kind of show how I developed my eye and my sense of humor visually. I was living in LA and could not of done any of these shots without the help of many many people and places that gave and gave some more. At the time I was spending a lot of time looking at old Saturday Evening Post magazines and wanted to get the kind of feeling in a photograph that the illustrators of the time were getting.

Heart Art Portrait

In Giving Back on December 13, 2009 at 11:26 am

On Dec 12/09 I was involved in a great cause for giving back http://www.help-portrait.com/ in NYC we were able to do a series of portraits at Gilda’s club. Gilda’s Club http://www.gildasclubnyc.org/ is a support center for those directly or indirectly affected by cancer. It was named for Gilda Radner who was one of the original Saturday Night Live “not ready for prime time players” She passed away from Ovarian cancer in 1989 and in1991 the clubhouses were opened so people living with cancer, their friends and families, can meet to learn how to live with cancer.  Thanks to the help from Celeste Holt Walters and Audrie Lawrence, Evan Lee and Philip Mauro and James and all the people at Gilda’s for making this happen. Below are a few of the portraits I took.

Kevin (VFW 7096)

In Documentary work on December 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm

This is a shot I took of Kevin a week or two before a very bad motorcycle accident that he only barely walked away from and when I say walked I mean spent a few weeks in the hospital with a very broken face and other bones.

VFW 7096

In Documentary work on December 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I’ve been spending some time at the VFW 7096 in Brooklyn of late. Getting to know the guys that hang out there. This is Kenny he is the commander of the post and basically runs the place. His brother Kevin (Kev) also hangs out there. Even their mother is part of it. there is a big disconnect with the members of the VFW now since most of the people that hang out there are veterans from Vietnam and Korea with a few of the WW2 guys as well. Since there is about a 25 year difference from Vietnam and the gulf war it’s hard to get the new guys into the VFW. They are losing members due to old age etc and are desperately in need of new members but the young guys simply do not want to hang out there. Nobody wants war but in order to keep the membership up places like the VFW need new members and the only way to get new members is to have war…. Sounds like irony to me. I will continue to upload more photos  in the following days and weeks.

Maynard James Keenan’s wine documentary “Blood into Wine”

In Musicians, Portraits on December 1, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Since this site is new to me I will start uploading some interesting images I’ve got kicking around. This first one is of Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Pucifer. He was in NY doing some press for his vineyard Caduceus that he runs in Arizona.

The Clown Project

In Documentary work on December 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Check out the images from my project on “Kooky Cosmo” the clown. I followed him for just about a year as he performed on the subway in Brooklyn.

Enjoy: http://www.davidgoldmanphoto.com/theclown