Monday, January 5, 2009

Client work: Auction Napa Valley 2009 Vintner Portraits

Happy New Year!
Phew…What an end to the year that was…

Hiya. Long time no speak, eh? My bad (obviously). But have I got a recap for you…

Thankfully, the last two months of the year were quite busy with exciting client projects, new stock photography and some fun personal photos too! No, I won’t inundate you in one long blog. Instead, I’ll string it out over the coming weeks, and without babbling too much I’ll give you the updates in chronological order.

As always, I’d love to hear any feedback you have regarding the photos or anything else.



Client Work: Auction Napa Valley 2009, Napa Valley Vintners, Winemakers and Wine Industry Notables

About the client: Auction Napa Valley is the Legendary American Charity Wine Auction held on the first weekend each June. Since its inception in 1981, the auction has contributed over $80 million to Napa County charities and organizations that support health, children and family services and educational programs. Many underserved members of the Napa County community are able to receive vital services thanks to the generosity of the members of the Napa Valley Vintners for donating wine and lavish gifts, the attendees of the auction who fork over a bunch of cash bidding on these auction lots, and the tireless effort of nearly 1000 volunteers.

About the Shoot: Each year, a renowned artist is tapped to design the Auction Napa Valley lot catalog, invitation, and other collateral for marketing and promoting the Auction throughout the year. For the past few years, Michael Vanderbyl of Vanderbyl Design Studio in San Francisco has been charged with creating the concepts for Auction Napa Valley. This year’s Auction Napa Valley focus or theme is the people behind the legendary Napa Valley wines.

Enter the photos… Our goal was to create portraits expressing the personalities and camaraderie that makes the Napa Valley special. Set against the simplicity of a white background, the introduction of viewer to vintner and vintner to viewer takes place. Following are a few of my favorites…

Margrit Mondavi photographing me

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