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It was a love of photography that inspired Heath Robbins to leave his job as an agency executive and travel the world with a camera in hand. More than twenty years later, it is his love for food, people, and making pictures, that continues to fuel his commercial photography career with focus and passion. For every client and for every shoot, Heath sets out to capture moments, tastes, and emotions that pull people out of their everyday, and straight into the moments that he creates.

 

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1800 Tequila

Since last October we've had the pleasure of working with The VIA Agency on creating images for 1800 Tequila. The images appeared on Instagram, Facebook and their website and many were tied to a certain date or event.

The brand has a very specific look and it was a great change of pace for me in the approach to this project. To begin with we shot almost everything at night, on my Nikon D800's and with a minimal crew. I also decided to shoot most of it with one continous light source and one or two small reflectors, instead of strobes. This gave me the look and feel I wanted as well as kept the amount of gear and lights we had on location down to a minimum. Since we shot many of the images on location in restaurants, bars, and public places not having to take over the space with a million pounds of gear and people was super helpful.

We provided VIA with the RAW files and they put the finishing touches on in post to provide the consistent look. I loved all the creative concepts they came up with and as usual it was a blast working with them!

Below are some of the final images.  

 

Travel: Barcelona

I was bitten by the travel bug at an early age. I don't know exactly when, I can only tell you that I love to travel, anywhere, anytime. Even with the hassles of airport travel I still get excited thinking about going places. I think it's the adventure of having totally new experiences in places I've never been or finding new ways to explore places I've already been. Maybe it's from traveling around the world. Maybe I'm just restless. Either way, work or play, I love traveling.

So as my brother travels to Barcelona with his family for Thanksgiving I'm starting to feel that travel bug kicking in and I was reminded of my own trip to that amazing city. I had surprised my wife Lisa for our wedding anniversary with tickets for a 4 day weekend. I told her to pack a weekend bag and without telling her where we were going left... the country.

It was an incredible weekend of art, architecture, music and phenomenal meals. It remains one of my favorite European cities. So now the only question is where to next?

 

 

 

 

 

Family Fun

We are well into shooting fall now but we recently received the Family Fun magazine featuring a shoot we did for Easter. It was a great shoot with Photo Director Mark Mantegna, Kimberly Stoney creating all the crafts, Julie Paquette on props and wardrobe for all the kids and Erica Fagan doing all their hair and make up. The kids were so good and we had a great time making some very fun images. Here's a look behind the scenes and at the final story.

 

 







TBT Staples

Today I just wanted to remember what warm days and wearing shorts was like and since we are shooting with Staples again next week I thought a look at our production this past summer was perfect! We had multple sets going at the same time for multiple days and a good size crew so there was always a lot happening. Here's a look behind the scenes.

 

 

A Different look

Sometimes I just have to shoot something differently. Sometimes an assignment comes along to let me do just that.

A couple months ago I was shooting for Yankeee Magazine and had the great pleasure of meeting and photographing Diana and Vojin Vujosevic who own Pain D'Avignon a restaurant and bakery down in Hyannnis. The way I approached the Yankee shoot impressed Diana and she approached me at the end of the day and asked if I would shoot some images at Pain D'Avignon. They did not have a shot list or an agenda (except to get in a couple of food shots) she just wanted me to explore and shoot whatever I felt would communicate the feel of the restaurant and bakery.

After scouting their place I felt it had this old world feel, very European. However, even though the bakery and the restaurant are connected  they each had a slighlty different feeling to them so I thought overall pictures wouldn't really communicate what it felt like to be sitting there. I suggested to Diana that I shoot lots of detail images and shoot in black and white or very desaturated color to give it that old world feeling. 

She loved the idea, so I put together a suggested shot list and off we went. Here's a sampling of some of the images I created.