A few months ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work on the set of Grassroots a movie directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (Maggie & Jake's dad!). The film features Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore as well as Tom Arnold. I wasn't able to take any photographs on set but I can say that it was one of the best experiences that I've had to date and I learned a lot.
To celebrate the month of October I had the privilege of working on a very different photo shoot with Shawn Ripley. The Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, WA. was the backdrop for these "tall, dark & mysterious" shots. If you're a trivia buff then you may be interested to know that in 1995 Evergreen Cemetery was the location for a scene in the movie "Assasins" which starred Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas! Cool, huh?
Photographer Bio: Shawn Ripley is a diverse photographer who is able to create beautiful and unique shots in a variety of styles. He strives to capture the emotion of the subject, the moment and the surroundings. Whether working on model portfolio development or shooting weddings or portraits, Shawn is known for his professionalism and respect for his clients. Creativity, ingenuity and passion for photography are qualities that define him and his work.
Shawn got his first camera when he was fifteen. He began seriously pursing photography in 2005. His experience includes wildlife and nature photography, wedding photography, portrait photography, senior portraits, model portfolio development and rodeo photography. His passion for art carries beyond just using a camera; he enjoys watercolor painting and graphite drawing as well.