Thursday, March 27, 2008

Business Portraits

I've never done anything like this before (corporate portraits) and it was super painless. The man with the mustache, Reuben, was a super cool guy. It was some quick cash, with no headaches.

Lawyers NY, NY 2008

more 4x5

Good News. I talked to Michael, the guy who made my camera, and he said he would do whatever it took to fix the situation. I am going to drop it off tonight possibly. Here are two more pictures I took last week. I'm just getting used to scanning again, so these shots are not finals by any means.

Irving 2008

Kate and Shug Brooklyn, NY 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

First images from the new 4x5

Finally got some film scanned in. Got my scanner back as well so I could start making some proofs.

I got to say I've really liked shooting with it, but unfortunately there is a problem with the lens when shooting under f.11. I've emailed the guy who made it and am waiting to here back. So to say the least I'm a little bummed about it. The guy said if there are any problems let him know, so I'll wait to hear back.

Here are two images:

Jordan China Town NYC 2008

Kate Brooklyn, NY 2008

In other news Kate and I had our first lesson in Final Cut last night. Super excited to get the multimedia thing going. I'm going to shoot Marty some more and start putting that whole thing. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Thought this looked a lot better in B&W.

J.S. Mildenberg Prospect Park Brooklyn 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

No photos

Some stuff I thought I'd blog about:

One: I got my new camera. I loaded 10 sheets of film today and am going to shoot with it for the first time tomorrow. I'm super excited for this, I've been waiting 3 months to get it and I thought I was going to have to wait another one or two, but no, it was done early/on time. To slow down a bit and think more about what I am doing photographically will be a good change. Its also what I'm trying to do in life.

Two: All my images are uploaded to my new site! Just waiting on some final tweaks and Adam Amengual Dot Com Version 3.0 will be complete. Look out for an email blast in the next week or so.

Also I just wanted to list some suggested reading:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

J. S. Mildenberg

Kate and I just got home from doing a little audio interview with our good friend Jon. We recorded a ton of audio, talked about life, art, music, and NYC. Shot some flicks as well here are a few.

All Images Jon S. Mildenberg Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY

Website is getting even closer, just a few final touches. Also, in other exciting news, my new 4x5 custom camera is finally done! I am so excited. I should have some film tests scanned next week some time.

Monday, March 10, 2008

On the road with CPMcB

Been on a three city tour with my boss and good friend Clay. This is our last night of the trip and its been a real good time. We started off in Panama City, FL and shot local rapper Blood Raw. What a rad dude that guy was. I mean the guy broke so many stereo types of a southern, black MC. The dude was straight hood, but was crazy honest about who he was and where he came from. Clay shot a bunch of super 8mm film and I did some audio recording that we're hoping to put together in a short. He gave us a real straight up from the heart interview that gave me goose bumps at parts, it was an amazing experience. Next day we drove down to Fort Myers with a quick pit stop for dinner at my grandparent's. Saw my Aunt Laura as well. It was really short but super nice to see them. In Fort Myers we did an ad for Nike which went super well, then on to Chicago for another musician shoot. Last night was a funny story. To make a long story short, we ending up at some local pub with Kid Rock (a friend of Clay's) and drank beers while Kid Rock sang karaoke. Pretty random but the everyone at the spot was mad chill. Got to see my old friend Nick Childs and his fiancee as well. One of my oldest and best friends, can't wait for his wedding this summer.

As usual I wish I shot a bit more, but here are a few snaps from the trip. Its still not over, so another post maybe follow.

CPMcB Panama City, FL 2008

CPMcB some where in FL 2008

Oranges in Florida 2008

Stay tuned the website will be done soon!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Too Cool For School

One of my closest friends and all around good guy.

Jon S. Mildenberg 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

I guess you never know...

...when a picture might appear. Its funny, I still get taken by surprised when I'm given a picture. I guess I shouldn't due to most of the best pictures you ever take have a slice of chance in them. I was taking a reference picture for my friend Steve of my fedora not thinking much of it, but after a second look I really liked it. I'm not saying its the best photo I've ever taken, but for a quick snap of a hat came this.

Kate and my fedora 2008