News 'fit to print!'

I've had the pleasure to have done print work for many highly-recognized brands: Nissan, Toyota, American Express and Bank of America. And, have worked with award-winning photographers, such as Mona Kuhn and Alan Kaplan. Here are a few of the campaigns:

The TBWA\Chiat\Day spot as it ran in a spread of Newsweek in Spring of 2003 - the first production year of the Nissan Murano. This was shot in Gold Alley in San Francisco, nestled between the financial district and North Beach. This was part of a series with different scenarios and different actors/models. Below is a closeup of us 'musicians.'

The antique Tyrolian bass above was not in my hand until the very last moment! The bass actually had a stand-in for set-up that was not all that good looking, but it had heft and height to match. I didn't know and hadn't seen the real one yet, so I was making mental notes about what I had in my hand looked cheap! Then, I was asked to open my hand, and the swap happened to what you see in the ad. If I hadn't been prior, now I was nervous! By the way, the owner stood off-camera across the alley from us, guarding the real one like a hawk!

The Lopez Negrete Hispanic campaign ad as it ran full-page major National magazines in 2001 / 2002. there were also newsprint versions, in-bank graphics and street billboards. This was part of a series with different scenarios and different actors/models. This was shot in a  private home music studio in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco. It was very warm in there, and I believe it's why they added the caption line about "...any A/C in this place?" for fun! Below is the elusive award-winning photographer of this shoot, Alan Kaplan of New York. Self-photo courtesy of www.alankaplanphotography.com.

Although the image below is not part of an actual 'ad' per se, it was used in print for the booklet insert for the 1997 CD release by my group René and Sabor! The work is from award-winning photographer Mona Kuhn who's done much high-profile work for companies as Dior and Bottega Veneta. I simply love the solemn quality of this image.

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The Lopez Negrete Hispanic campaign grayscale ad as it ran in major newspapers in 2001 / 2002. there were also newsprint versions, in-bank graphics and street billboards. This was part of a series with different scenarios and different actors/models. This was shot in a  private home music studio in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco. It was very warm in there, and I believe it's why they added the caption line about "...any A/C in this place?" for fun! Below is the elusive award-winning photographer of this shoot, Alan Kaplan of New York. Self-photo courtesy of www.alankaplanphotography.com.