San Francisco Bay Area Photographer Specializing in Headshots and Publicity Portraits

The Joys of Jumpology

May 23, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Image by kharied via Flickr Posted By Alex Thorne When the photographer Philippe Halsman said, “Jump,” no one asked how high. People simply pushed off or leapt up to the extent that physical ability and personal decorum allowed. In that airborne instant Mr. Halsman clicked the shutter. He called his method jumpology. Read more–>>
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Rock photographer Jim Marshall dies at 74

March 25, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Jim Marshall By Alex Thorne I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be Jim Marshall. He is among just a handful of photographers who attained what few of us strive for – the dream job. He spent more than a half-century capturing images of music legends from the Beatles to Thelonious Monk. ”This ‘career’ has never been just a job – it’s b...
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Lady Gaga & Atomic Public Relations to Re-introduce Polaroid Brand

February 28, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Image via Wikipedia By Alex Thorne My worlds have collided (public relations & photography) with the news that Polaroid and Lady Gaga are teaming up to introduce a new line of products later this year. I wrote a brief article over at Thorne Communications which is posted below. When my Google alert contains two of my favorite subjects; publi...
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Great Photography Books for your Snapper

December 16, 2009  •  Leave a Comment
Image via Wikipedia By Alex Thorne The simple truth is that better equipment doesn’t make you a better photographer. Creativity, and understanding how to use your camera to get the affect you’re trying to achieve, are paramount to your success. Classes can be expensive and time-consuming for most folks. And, although digital technology gives...
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Open to Everything? 170 Years After Its Birth, Photography Must Refocus on Its Identity for the

December 15, 2009  •  Leave a Comment
Image via Wikipedia Posted By Alex Thorne From The Washington Post - There’s been a lot of talk lately about the shaky finances of Annie Leibovitz, celebrity photographer and photographer of celebrity. Her creditors recently gave her a reprieve from bankruptcy, but are set to pounce again unless she can raise a lot of cash, fast. Read more–>...
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Corporate & Business Headshots Photographer for San Francisco Bay Area and Contra Costa County

November 15, 2009  •  1 Comment
To view my complete gallery of headshots and portraits click here. You have the option of either coming to my home studio or I can bring my full portrait studio to your location so that you and your team remain focused on what’s important. The first thing a quality corporate headshot communicates is professionalism. But beyond capturing a b...
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Acting & Publicity Headshots Photographer for San Francisco Bay Area and Contra Costa County

November 15, 2009  •  Leave a Comment
To view my complete gallery of publicity headshtos click here. I offer in-studio and on-location publicity headshots for actors and artists. The publicity headshot has one primary purpose – to open doors to auditions and work. It is the primary tool actors use to promote themselves. The fact of the matter is that without a great headshot, y...
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