Summer Road Trips – vintage Airstream

I picked up a vintage 1965 Airstream this spring and it’s been used both as a production trailer for location shoots and as a prop on a national non-profit health campaign. For a clothing brand shoot in Colorado in mid-summer we took it from California to Denver and then took the slow roads back through the mountains, deserts and canyons, pulling back into California on Route 66.

I’ve nicknamed the ’65 Airstream Safari “Lucy” for the spanish  “lucia” for “shiny”.  I was also thinking a 007 inspired theme as homage to the previous owners (produce the Bond films).  But Lucy fits.

I can’t show the resulting client work from these shoots (or even much of the behind-the-scenes) till the campaigns launch but here are a few I can share:

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Run She is Beautiful

A  fun and inspiring shoot yesterday morning for Run.She.is.Beautiful – a benefit 5k/10k that takes place in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz each year.  A very pink run with over 1400 women for a good cause: this years beneficiary is Girls Inc.

Pink runners:  if you’re looking for photographs you can see them here at the kevsteele event image archive.

Run She is Beautiful - Santa Barbara

Cottage Healthcare Campaign – First ad out this past weekend

The first of a series – a remarkable set of photoshoots as I had come through my own back-breaking traumatic experience just a month before this production began.  I found that my near-death experience, shared, allowed some wonderful interactions while creating these portraits.  Amazing individuals: Isa is a champion.Cottage Healthcare Campaign - Isa - Kevin Steele

Solstice People 2014 Book is released

We had the release party last night for the 2014 Solstice People Book and SOLD OUT!  Granted I didn’t print hundreds but demand exceeded supply.  Fortunately I’m using high quality on-demand printing so if you can’t wait you can order a book at the same price of $30 and as a bonus get a digital version at no charge (or just get the digital version for $9.50).  Print time is two days and shipping can be next day (but expensive for that).  It’s 90 pages this year and 50% of the proceeds benefit the Summer Solstice Celebration.  If you would like yours signed message me and treat me to coffee and a pop tart at The French Press.
Solstice People 2014 Book
This all began in 2010 with an idea: photograph the Solstice People in studio, at the start of the parade – they’ll be in character, freshly made-up, ready to launch up State Street. Now in it’s 5th year, the portrait project in these pages are truly the embodiment of the spirit of the summer solstice celebration in Santa Barbara.

Solstice People 2014 Book

The project began as I looked for a way to really do justice to the great costumes and characters….photographing as a bystander was not enough – there are plenty of people out there with cameras. I wanted to create fun portraits that tell the story of the people that come together every year to put together something really special for the Santa Barbara community. These photographs were taken over the course of three hours on June 21, 2014, just before all launched up State St in celebration with tens of thousands. Solstice People 2014 BookSolstice People 2014 BookSolstice People 2014 BookSolstice People 2014 Book

I shoot active lifestyle, travel and portraiture for advertising. Based in SoCal – shooting Worldwide.