Tim got in touch with me a few months ago about doing a shoot together. Although he didn't plan on shooting anymore "models" for this particular project.. he wanted to get this last shoot in with me. Of course I was honored after seeing his work (and EXTENSIVE Clientele'), and gladly accepted.
We shot in the Posh Mondrian Hotel off of Sunset Blvd, Hollywood in a Deluxe Studio suite. As soon as I met Tim and his kick ass Makeup Artist Haylee, I knew this was going to be an amazing shoot. Not only was Tim welcoming and extremely professional, but he has the most interesting and well thought out idea's.. always asking my opinion before making final decisions. Haylee was quick and on point, sharing her opinion with Tim & I as well, which you hardly ever see. We were a collaborative team on this project.
Tim has an incredible way of working. He has a vision, and makes it happen. Tim also has a totally different way of doing each scene, shooting each idea with a specific song/artist playing in the background. This way of shooting was fairly new for me, and totally changed the vibe (set the mood) which was really helpful! It made for a very smooth transition when I was "changing character" for each scene.
The shoot went into the evening and ended with a few scenes including a few of my drum pieces. I can't wait to see how it all comes out, and definitely can't wait to work with Tim again in the very near future. I highly recommend Tim as a Pro Photographer, plus he's an awesome dude to know and totally REAL (which is rare to find in this industry)! Thank you Tim & Haylee, you rock!
Look out for a 1-on-1 interview session w/ Tim Courtney and I after the shoot on AB Reality Series!
Check out Tim Courtney's website, his Clientele below:
Celebrity Clientele Corporate/Business Clientele
Dr. Maya Angelou Edelman LA.Chicago.NYC
Sir Ian McKellen Four Seasons Hotel
Shirley Mac Laine USA Today
Queen Latifah GQ Magazine
Fran Drescher Forbes Traveler
Bea Arthur Vanity Fair
Chad Allen Vogue
Shirley Jones Los Angelenos
Rupert Everrett Dance & Fitness
Valerie Harper Boutique Design
Kathy Griffin Vegas News
Tom Ford Design & Architecture
David Cassidy Sipco Publications
Phyllis Diller A&U
James (Badge) Dale Miller Hospital
Tate Donovan Big Bang Products
Nell Carter Applebaum House
Janet Jackson O-Bar Restaurant
98 degrees Citizen Smith Restaurant
Anthony Hopkins Blend Restaurant
Edwin Mc Caine The Rio, Las Vegas
Jeff Probst City of San Francisco
Sheryl Lee RalpH Maggie Berry Fashions
Chris Showerman Flying Pescado Pictures
Marla Gibbs Women in Film
Galen Gering Spike.com
Eva Tomargo Lemus Italian Consulant, Los Angeles
Journee Smollett New Times Magazine
Bryce Johnson GO Soft Wear
Beth Broderick Tiki Shark-Body Glove, Inc.
Jimmy Lyons Johnston’s & Ass.
Jennifer Benson RED Campaign
David Deluise Grove Press
Carol Channing Ballentine Publishing
Erin Murphy Barry's Boot Camp
Margret Cho Dance LA
CCH Pounder Air Alpha, Inc
Mother Love First Movies
Eric Stoltz Thomas Schoos Design
Heather Tom JMA
Kathy Najimy CBS
Nancy Wilson ABC
Heather Tom OM4 Men's Skin Care
Warren Beatty MyDamnChannel.com
Wilmer Valderrama Shell Oil
Greg Louganis Fidelity Investments
Anthony Hopkins Vapour Organic Beauty
Kevin Zeggers HBO