Friday, January 29, 2010

Stormy Day - Malibu, CA

During all this crazy rain we have had in Malibu
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Intoxicated by the rain / Model Lyndsie Payne

  When it rains in California the sexy women stay inside. She was sexy, this woman. Her warm, serious voice still tinged with the summer warmth. The rich aroma of whiskey from Irish coffee, faintly preserved, warmed her in a shower run cold. She liked negotiating her was past silicone women knowing that when she returned to her modest room she was still the richer one. She whispered her name again and again in this room. In this room with no windows she could only hear the muffled beat of the rain. A week later, the streets had dried. She wanted to go out. The bar was closed but she bought a cup of coffee nearby, added her own whiskey and sat on the cliffs of the beach. Finally blue covered the sky and a man walked by her but said nothing. Sometimes, women can only be sexy when the rain keeps them inside. - Written Stella Michon Rollens

Photographer: John Hildebrand
Hair and Make Up: Veronica Sinclair
Stylist: Erika Moss-Martin
Photo Assistant: Kyle Sparks
Intern: Desiree Asher
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Danielle Pollack / Behind the Scenes Shoot

Danielle Pollack Photoshoot with John Hildebrand from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.
Didn't have much time to shoot video sorry next time.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look of o ur recent shoot with model-actress Danielle Pollack, originally from New York.  For this high-end shoot, we pulled the latest in lingerie, swimwear and lounge-wear from La Perla, one of the biggest names in Italian Fashion.  The company's sophisticated, luxurious, and expensive garments were a perfect fit for our Jamaican/Argentinian model's exotic look.  Also my clothing stylist pulled one of a kind pieces just for this shoot.  Our location in the Malibu Colony, an incredibly picturesque home with high ceilings and rich decor, was equally fitting.

The final images will be submitted to fashion magazines for a possibility of publication.  Editorial submissions are a great opportunity to test out new lighting, work w with new people, and to create what you envision in low-pressure environment.

Take a look at the lighting diagrams to learn how we shot these shots.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II tethered to a MacBook Pro and also shooting into Lexar Cards
Lens: Canon 50mm and 70-200mm
Lighting: Profoto 7B portable pack, 2 heads, beauty dish, elinchrom, white fill cards

Photographer: John Hildebrand (me)
Photo Assistant: Kyle Sparks
Photo Assistant: Jeffrey Beard
Producer: Desiree Asher
Model: Danielle Pollack
Clothing Stylist / Art Direction: Alexx Brown
Hair & Make Up: Elizabeth Lague

Behind the Scenes Shots
Thanks to everyone had the best day with the best crew. 

Special Thanks to B&H Photo.  The only place to get your gear.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Marketing Promo Card / Architecture Work

Wanted to share with you the latest marketing promo card which is being sent via email by adbase.
Than I still do the direct mailer to over 500 people.  I do this once a month with my Architecture work.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Paddle Surfing in Malibu

Only in Southern California do you have the amazing opportunity to return to some amazing surf after hitting the slops.  I ventured out to a private location in Malibu with my buddies Pat Huber from Rainbow Sandals (, and Skylar Peak, his Molokai partner.  Here are some of the photos from their session... Surfs up, even in January!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Rachel Sterling / Final Images

Back in November (see post) we had a fantastic photo shoot with former Pussycat Doll at one of Madison’s amazing real estate properties in Pacific Palisades.  Our photo session consisted of high-contrast studio and breathtaking glamour shots on location.  Here are the additional finished photos from that day you’ve all been waiting for…

We have also became great friends since the shoot and I got to see her perform in Park City, UT at Harry O's for New Years.  She pretty much killed it and looked so hot nice work work girl

To View the other images please look at my website John Hildebrand
Sheer pink mesh jacket, Petro Zilli
Black rullfed bra, Chantal Thomass
Rainbow shorts, Petro Zillia

Bathing suit, J e t'aime
Necklace, bracelets, H&M
Heels, Report Signature
Sunglasses, Dita

Bomber jacket, Forever 21
Necklaces, H&M
Panties, Frederick's of Hollywood

Dress:  Petro Zilli

The Video
Rachel Sterling Photoshoot with John Hildebrand (smaller) from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.

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A Special thanks To B&H Photo where I order all my gear.  When you need new equipment go here.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Iphone Images From Park City, UT

My trip to Park City, UT shot on the iphone. Click on images to make larger  Just a couple fun images to share with  you all.  The last photos I took with my iphone in 2009.  Happy 2010
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