Monday, May 10, 2010


went to austin, texas recently to shoot a tv pilot. it was pretty tiring, but i'm still floating from that weekend's events!

as i mentioned right before i left, my good friend dean zulich invited me to be a part of his most current project - a tv pilot for a photography-based show. the team was incredible - an award winning director, marko slavnic, an nfl star, some of the best creatives in the business, and me, as the host!

i learned a lot this trip - how to operate on nearly zero sleep, how it's possible for weather in austin to change on a dime, how much i like creamed corn from a certain restaurant in texas, how to count cards, and the art of improv.

here are a couple pics from my travels..

learning how to count cards in the airport, from my new friend scott

the weekend started out with me arriving in austin (it could not have been hotter/more humid) and being picked up by dean's awesome assistant keith! this is how i was greeted...

not a bad start, right?!

so then, we were off to the best burger joint in austin, your mom's. it was so good, i can't even tell you! here is julie and me drinking our mexican coke - the big bottles!

after that, we headed to the house that was rented for us to settle in. my dear friend, and hair/makeup artist, julie murray was bunking with me, which made the weekend so much fun - she kept me beautiful and sane. :)
we kinda just bummed around the house for the rest of the day, and met the people we would be working with. call time the next morning was 6am, so we were off to bed early!

the next morning, it was a whirlwind, loading the rv, hair and makeup, and of course, rolling out to our 10 million dollar location. the location is the set for the movie, tha alamo. it took 2 years to build, and 10 million dollars. here are a few shots...

the day was long, and the weather was strange...first, it was freezing cold and windy, then it warmed up and rained! you never know with austin, especially given that the day before was scorching...we were thankful for the cooler weather. here are a few shots of us in action...

we had an absolute blast, and i can't wait to see the final product. as of now, the show is not attached to any networks, but we definitely think it has a bravo, lifetime, or even discovery vibe to it! so, if you want more info, want to give us lots of money to make a tv show, or know someone that does, let me know! i will keep you all posted - pun intended!

pics courtest of keith hente and sarah elizabeth - thanks!!


Thursday, May 6, 2010


so, as few of you may know, i am heading out to austin, tx this weekend...tomorrow morning, to be exact. why, you ask?

well, it's kinda a secret. sorta.

you know when something realy coo happens, but you dont wanna talk about it too much, cuz you might jinx it?! thats how i feel right now!!

but i AM actually going, so i guess i can give you a little info...drum roll...

i am shooting a tv pilot for a photography show!!! and I am the HOST! how cool is that?! i can't give away the premise, but it is gonna be super cool, and thankfully, it is not a competition show :) i CAN tell you, however, that the show is created by my dear friend, (and fellow competitor on 'the shot')
dean zulich!

reunited, and it feels sooo goooood....haha

wish me luck, everyone, i am really excited.
i will probably do a post from texas too, so keep your eyes peeled.

i will leave you with an image from a shoot i did last week with franklin and gower, and gianna from chic celebrations. it was a faux wedding, and we had a blast! i will post more images once we are done choosing our faves! here is a pic of our handsome "groom", nick ballard.

thanks again to my awesome assistants, paul von rieter and neeyaz zolfaghari. you guys rocked!