Wednesday, July 26, 2006

all photos by ryan burke

Photoshoot: "The New Bohemian"
Date: July 24th, 2006

Probably the most exciting portrait photoshoot to date, this one with Mark Pangilinan involved a chaiselounge, a cello, an umbrella, and multiple marks in the same picture. I set up a tri-pod in an empty house next to my parents' house. They had bought the run-down house so that they could tear it down because it is such an eyesore. The one blue room in the house made for an awesome photo session. Mark had the idea of putting the chaselounge so we would have one piece of furniture. He used a laptop, book, and cello as his props and also changed clothes several times.

We moved outside to the field for the next part of the photoshoot. We had the idea that it'd be cool to put the chaiselounge in the middle of a field. We did the multiple Marks again but also played with making the scene look as strange/surreal as possible. We added an umbrella which matched his sandals and shirt.

To see some of the finished photos from this shoot please visit my deviant art gallery linked at the top of this page. Hope you like em!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Lauren Kosteski Photoshoot

-photos by ryan burke

Photoshoot: The Infamous Kosteski
Date: July 1st, 2006

Lauren was a friend of a friend (Amber, who I recently did a photoshoot with and posted photos from on May 25th) and she has now moved to New York. This photoshoot was a bit spur of the moment as I was down in Newport News for only one day to take care of some things. Lauren had been wanting a photoshoot since Amber's and I had been wanting to do photos of her for awhile because I thought she was so dynamic. The quickly scrapped together photoshoot was one of my best so far. Lauren was such a perfect person to photograph because she was so lively, and crazy, and drama-major-y. It's too bad we couldn't get more time than we did. It's also too bad that I didn't have enough room on my camera to hold all of Lauren's crazy self. But...I got what I got and I love the photos that came out of this. Hope you enjoy them.

Lauren Kosteski is the second in a serious of portraits I'm working on. Amber was the first. There will be a post about each shoot as they progress. I'm working on two new ones right now and then should be done and up in a week or so (i hope!).

Please visit the gallery (link's at the top of this page with some sample photos from it) to see more of Lauren as well as everyone else I've had the pleasure of photographing.

Monday, July 03, 2006


-photos by ryan burke.

These are some more recent photos.
I like them because of their symmetrical balance and because of the life in them - especially the first one.

I just did a new photoshoot! Bigger post coming soon.