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Photo shoot: Jasmine Libatique

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Got a call yesterday from Jasmine Libatique, a local singer/songwriter here in San Francisco, requesting a photo shoot for her upcoming album entitled Dreaming Away. Her album is still in the recording stage of development, but she wanted to start compiling some concepts for her album artwork.

San Francisco’s Mission District is filled with cool urban art, and Jasmine selected one of the Mission’s many murals to incorporate into the shoot. This will be the first of likely several different concepts we will attempt before she makes a final selection of images to include in her album.

It was a very last-minute shoot! Had to rush home after work and quickly grab whatever gear I could get my hands on before heading out to the Mission District before the sun went down. My SB-800 unit failed on me due to bad batteries during the shoot. I was using it as a commander so I could get my command pulses firing behind or above me to my remote SB-900. Without it, I had to bounce the command signal from my camera’s pop-up off my free hand towards the remote unit. It actually worked! It also made me think a little more about how nice it would be to have radio triggers.  Anyway, despite the rushed nature of the job, we had a great time!

Want to get a preview of Jasmine’s music? Head on over to her Fanpage, where you can listen to all the songs on her upcoming album. Become a fan!

Also, check out more images from this shoot on my website!

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  1. The pictures cam out AWESOME! So professional!It’s so weird to see pictures of…myself.


    May 13, 2010 at 8:29 am

  2. I love these pics!! Jas, you get used to it. =P


    May 13, 2010 at 8:50 am

  3. Awesome pics (as usual) J. The last one is my fave!! LOL The mural is very cool.


    May 13, 2010 at 9:18 am

  4. These are terrific, just like the music! Stellar job.


    May 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

  5. Very Great Picture’s… Just like her Music.. =)


    May 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm

  6. wow, cute, pop, lovely pics! love them:))
    and you photographed for her new album? great!! すごいー!


    May 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm

  7. wow, these came out really well!!!
    …especially like those extra shots on your carbonmade site.


    May 14, 2010 at 5:18 am

  8. Thanks everyone! We had so much fun with this shoot!


    May 19, 2010 at 7:18 am

  9. Nice series you did a great job incorporating theartwork. I know this is different art, but when people do photoshoots in front of graffiti I have communicated with other artist who really hate how a person just plop someone in front of a wall for the sake of “looking urban” This was executed well. The wall matches her personality well and everything. good job


    June 1, 2010 at 4:12 am

  10. Thanks! I know what kind of shot you’re talking about. For me, this wall served a more focused purpose than simply conveying an urban feel. I like how she sort of brings the art to life by appearing as an element of the artwork; a three dimensional character, alone in a two dimensional dream-world.


    June 1, 2010 at 11:20 pm

  11. Really nice photos. I was wondering if you could point out which photos you took with the 11-16. I recently bought a 11-16 but am finding it hard to (just started photography) get any good photos.


    Floating Camera

    June 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

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