Archive for November, 2011

334/365 portrait



334/365 portrait, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

during our session I realized we in the room next to a photo studio. Actually, the guy who owned the venue was a photographer and there were 2 5DMII with 24-105s and 1 5D with 24-75 sitting on a cart there. We couldn’t leave without taking a picture in the studio (with the 5D of course) and here you have it – with hat props and all.

333/365 ignitor



333/365 ignitor, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

day one of the ignitor for McDonalds over. Pretty cool. The hard work comes tomorrow. Tons of real work, a nagging cold, and lack of sleep will not help, but we’ll get through it… More concerned about the pile of trouble waiting for me back in Atlanta…

332/365 publichotel



332/365 publichotel, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

checked into the Public Hotel in Chicago – apparently used to be the Ambassador East and newly reopened a month or two ago. Absolutely beautiful. Took a bunch of pictures of the hotel lobby and room, but in the end, it is me working at the desk that I chose for today’s shot. Gotta question the size and position of the desk/TV but feels like I am in a movie theater and keep waiting for my Mom to yell at me – “you’re too close to the TV!”

331/365 windowlight



331/365 windowlight, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

time and time again, light from a window always proves to be the best. A beautiful model helps too.

330/365 underneath



330/365 underneath, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

always wondered what it would be like to take a shot underneath the swing. After coming back to the ATL from Baltimore, what is usually a simple 1.5 hour hop is now a stress induced nightmare with two children. I was so exhausted by the time I got home, all I could do was lie down and hope Nyla didn’t drop anything on me… At least she was happy…

329/365 baltimore



329/365 baltimore, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

spent Thanksgiving week in Baltimore and this was the only night I actually got to spend 45 minutes taking pictures – so drove over to the most scenic location I could think of, set up shop, and shot. Left after the sunset since it was the Friday after Thanksgiving and none of the lights in the buildings were on for a decent blue hour shot. Its tough to make Baltimore look good, but from high above on Federal Hill you can almost escape the unfortunate state of this city…

328/365 thanksgivingdinner

The Baltimore, DC, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, and NYC Brusteins together for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner in DC this year. The Baltimore / Atlanta Brusteins finally reclaimed the “Who’s the Smartest Brustein” trophy back to where it belongs.