Monday, August 25, 2008

Gobi and Old New York




a few fun ones

I have a best friend who happens to have ties to an exceptionally beautiful old New York institution invited us to come in and do our day 2 shoot there. It's got deep jewel toned interiors lined with old dark mahogony and oak, a main gallery filled with Tiffany glass and antique silver and every inch of wall is adorned with 19th and 20th century paintings and prints.

If that's not enough, there is also a live bird menagerie with exotic species of birds that are beyond belief--I wish we had gotten pics of all of the birds there, but the chubby little Quaker Parrot below, Gobi (who thinks my friend is his girlfriend) kind of stole the show as did





the very large, very statuesque African Raven below that's in a few of the shots we got at the club. He almost swiped a piece of jewelry but we got out of his way pretty quickly.


19 comments:

heidi said...

Isn't it beautiful there? Did they also give you the keys to the park? Did you shoot pool in the basement? ;-)

vana chupp said...

girl, you look gorgeous no matter where...but yes, those interiors are to die for!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ha i wish that were me!!! it's my very glamorous model friend...

trupeach said...

love, love, love those yellows!

Aran said...

oh beautiful setting... regarding your comment... i'd love to photograph your jewelry and see it and feel it... I wonder if I could do it though, it seems so different from photographing my on food. you are so talented.

A Print A Day said...

so so pretty :)

nadia said...

How great!I love your model she is lovely.

ps as for your question.(most where taken in the Maroon Bells!!)whem were you there?

Alexa said...

Cool setting for a photo shoot. I have to say that the raven has great taste in jewelry. :-)
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I am so glad you liked it.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, the jewel tones of the paintings and the outfits make such an elegant picture! Your friend was a great hookup!

cindy* said...

what a great venue! and your jewelry is so fun and pretty.

Camille said...

I very much enjoyed the little peak..I love the Merry Go Round in the photos. I also think it is wonderful that you had access to such a visually rich location...I like the yellow dress and painting..nice!

I sent an email to you requesting your mailing address so that I can pay it forward. Please let me know I'm getting my surprises ready.

mary said...

Just beautiful! I love the whole "Old New York" vibe. It's so glamorous and refined. Great, great job!

vana chupp said...

ok i feel like a doofus now! Nonetheless, those pics are great...yes you are lucky to find a pretty model....

Tartelette said...

That setting is indeed perfect for your jewelry. I guess I get that from watching my brother make his on but I love the whole process so much! Wish I had taken more pictures of his when I had the chnace. Enjoy every minute if it, I know you do :)

Fog and Thistle said...

What a great styling for that shoot--the interiors, the yellow dress, hair and makeup, and of course the star of the show, your jewelry! Lovely.

amy said...

amazing! these just keep getting better!

deb said...

thank you all so much for your encouraging words! I think Jim's photos are stellar myself! Thank you!

taypee said...

I love it! The photos turned out stunning! If you wanna see that fat, bald parrot talk click here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e91p4cZmGV0

Stephanie said...

Oooh ... what a great location. I can't wait to see the final shots!

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