One of the things that I love about Orlando is that there is so many things to do here. From skydiving, to airplane tours, to Disney and Broadway worthy shows, there is no scarcity in entertainment. Orlando is a hub for entertainment technology so it comes as no surprise that Nomadic, A VR company, opened their first flagship store in Pointe Orlando.
Lotus Eyes Photography got to be a part in photographing their grand opening event along with their team from California last month. The event was attended by VR technology fans, partners and media. I’m super excited to try out the experience myself next month! The Nomadic experience places users in a physical obstacle course, similar to a laser tag arena, while they wear headsets that display virtual worlds.
“The Nomadic experience will fit right at home in this city and set the stage for a larger-scale expansion in 2019,” CEO and Founder Doug Griffin said in a news release.
One of the most exciting aspects of being a photographer is seeing a vision come to life and figuring out the steps to get there. My Photoshoot with the Mayapuris was no exception to this! I had a blast Photographing Images for Mayapuris New CD 9 Islands in Gainesville.
Working with other artists is always exciting to me because they don’t think small in terms of creativity. Their creative vision always inspires me to think outside the box, to go that extra mile and to push myself out of my comfort zone.
I drove up to Gainesville from Orlando to discuss their vision for their upcoming CD. Vishvambar greeted me by my car as we headed to scout location options for 3 different variations. One of their friends graciously allowed us the freedom to photograph around their property. The 3 looks that we wanted to capture were:
1.Something that reflected the theme of the CD. 9 Islands represents the 9 sacred Islands in Maypur, India known as Navadvipa. This is the center where the Kirtan (Mantra Music) movement started before spreading all over the world. The mood board words were devotional, water, instruments, and Gaur Nitai.
2. For the second theme, we wanted something more artsy with a western twist. Think Instruments, Art, Performing, Stage, production and colorful lighting.
3. The third theme was simply Kirtan. I wanted to capture them just jamming out to kirtan with their instruments and with an old time feel to the images. The words that came to my mind for this theme were: Lord Chaitanya’s army, kirtan, instruments, fields, clouds, simplicity, and mercy.
The day of the shoot was quite overcast and we actually had to retreat inside numerous times because of the rain. This shoot was such a team effort! Gangi from Ganjam Tribe really made the set beautiful with endless ambient lighting strung throughout the property.
We all had a blast photographing all three looks and I’m so happy with how the images came out! Keep an eye out on their Album drop date on their facebook page
Editorial Product Photography for Urban Carry Holsters
Supporting local businesses has always been a passion of mine. I’m always checking for “made in America” on tags when shopping and don’t mind spending a bit more to help our own economy. When Dave, the owner of Urban Carry Holsters reached out for me to photograph his American made holster, I was intrigued by the idea of photographing outside my normal scope of work while supporting a local business.
I love being approached by companies who appriciate my photographic style regardless of its content (lots of weddings, lots of engagements). Dave, who’s father is a photographer, appreciated my composition and editing style. We collaborated to create new editorial photography for his business.
Urban carry holster went Viral a couple of years ago thanks to their youtube video. The company went from a staff of 8 to a staff of 38 within two weeks! It was amazing to hear his story first hand.
I have to admit, I’m not the most comfortable around firearms. However I think that in this day and age, it is not a bad idea to be protected from potential criminal encounters who surely will have a firearm, wether legally or not. Urban Carry holsters ensures that firearms are securely fastened and discreetly tucked away for emergency.