I got to spend an afternoon in NYC earlier this month chatting and shooting with the fascinating and funny Eleanor Goldfield, a creative activist and journalist and host of ActOut! Check out her work here.
Cloudscape over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, summer 2018. Because of gravity and density differences, nature often sorts herself into layers, which gives many landscape photos a sense of abstract symmetry. I like the restfulness of the blue on white on grey on blue here.
Actor and model Lindsey Sagrera wearing Nouvelle Palm Beach, photographed at the Hotel
Edison in Manhattan earlier this month. Lindsey stars in our upcoming short film, “The
Ravens”. Stay tuned for more on that.
In New York City this week I had the pleasure of shooting a test at The Hotel Edison with the stunning Anna van Patten of The Lions NY (MUAH Cristina McLamb, styling by Victoria Rodriguez). I love when tests come together so well that they feel like so much more. What a great team.
Actress Rose Paré on the set of our latest short film, “Sometimes HE Tickles”.
Watch it here: https://www.iangarrickmason.com/sometimes-he-tickles
In the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris: the sea-nymph Galatea is embraced by her lover in a grotto, while the
jealous cyclops Polyphemus watches from above, unseen. A detail from the Medici Fountain sculpture by Auguste Ottin (d. 1890).
Thing we can do is to make wherever we’re lost in
Look as much like home as we can.”
- Christopher Fry, The Lady’s Not for Burning
At first I was unsure whether to publish this particular picture. It seemed too constrained, somehow – too far from the expressive spirit of fashion photography, or even from the more casual vibe of model tests. But as I edited it and stared at it, I came to appreciate its virtues. There’s both a coziness to it and a sense of foreboding – a small pool of warm sunlight in a darkening room. And Allie’s expression is calm and confident, yet she’s still and straight as if in expectation of an event.
The frozen, clinging, beautiful mud of winter rallycross. A photo from my most recent event at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario. We went from granite-hard surface mixed with hidden ice patches on the first two runs, and then after the sun came out from behind the clouds for an hour, to liquid mud everywhere (plus the same hidden ice patches) on run #3. Suddenly keeping our cars pointing forward at all was a major accomplishment. After the run I pulled up next to Kirk Bradley (a Subaru driver) in the service area and we both pulled off our helmets and I said “What the hell was THAT?” and we laughed.
In Paris last fall. Location can be magic, and Raphael de Lacroix summoned some up by convincing a client of his (who had just then happened to walk into his shop) to let us into her beautiful old apartment building for the last third of our shoot.
Jeanne Colette wearing Raphael de Lacroix
MUAH Nathalie van Spaandonck
Agency: The Face Paris
This awesome (even intimidating) instrument is the grand gallery organ in l’eglise Saint-Roch, Paris. It was built in the late 18th-century by the Clicqout family of organ makers, who also installed one of the first organs in the cathedral of Notre Dame.