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Brandon Mason

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Brandon Mason aka B Mason studied Broadcasting & Communication Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before working at a CW (CBS Corporation & Time Warner) affiliate as a creative service and promotions producer. His passion for story telling led him to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he received his Masters of Fine Art Degree in Directing Motion Picture.

Concept & Beauty Photography [ICU] by B Mason

One day I was looking through some coffee table books at the house thinking about something creative I would like to work on. Breakfast at Tiffany's was playing in the background on my computer. In this one scene Audrey Hepburn was sneaking around a corner to look at something. That's when it hit me, I decided I would make my own coffee table book about different scenes and setting of women spying on their significant other. Some will be shot in studio and other on location. 

So I gathered up the team and told them my ideas and 1 week later we were in the studio making it happen. I got the two shot I was looking for but while their I had to knock off a couple of beauty shots. You have to take advantage of all the studio rental time. My goal was to shoot the whole thing medium format film but my bronica didn't want to cooperate that day and I left my mamiya and hasselblad at home. Note to self alway bring a back up camera and film. So I said F$&k it and shot the whole thing on my 7D the pictures still turned out great and I am very pleased to have my first 2 of 40 photos in the can.

Below is a Behind the scenes Video and a couple of pictures

SPECS:

Camera: Canon 7D

Lens: Canon 70-200 | Canon 50mm | Canon 16-35

Light meter Sekonic Flash Master L-358

Lighting: Beauty Dish 28 inch, Mono Strobe Flash & Arri 650

Editing: Adobe Photoshop CC & Lightroom

File Size 8MB

Print: ICU Table Top Book In Progress

Brandon Mason

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Brandon Mason aka B Mason studied Broadcasting & Communication Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before working at a CW (CBS Corporation & Time Warner) affiliate as a creative service and promotions producer. His passion for story telling led him to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he received his Masters of Fine Art Degree in Directing Motion Picture.

Big Gen The Breadstacker [iBreadstack] by B MASON

I had the honor of shooting my hommie and rapper Big Gen The Breadstacker. He call me up and said he wanted some super dope artwork for his new campaign. 

Sidenote: that chain heavy and shinny as hell I had to take some light off it because it was shinning so hard. I name this photo session iBreadstack because that's what Gen symbolizes in his music. He has always been an aggressive business man thinking about the bottom line. Everything with Big Gen is a negotiation and he doesn't take no for an answer, sounds like a boss to me. Not to mention this will be the title of his next album. I found an old beat up storage house and we decided that's where the photos session would take place. The sun was out but it was super cold I had on two jackets. All in all it was a great shoot and the photos came out amazing.

SPECS:

Production Camera: The Mamiya C220 [Twin-lens reflex camera] It was introduced in the 1970s for the professional and advanced amateur photography markets.

Test Camera: Canon 7D

Lens: Mamiya Sekor f2.8 80mm

Light meter Sekonic Flash Master L-358

Lighting: Profoto Beauty Dish 20.5 inch, Acute2R 1200 Value Kit, & Arri 650

Film: Kodak T-Max 400 Film one of the sharpest and finest grain Black and White Film around.

Film Scanner: Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner

Scan Resolution: 6400 DPI

Editing: Adobe Photoshop CC & Lightroom

Output Resolution: 6k

File Size 29MB

Print Size 20x20 & 10x10

 

 

Brandon Mason

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Brandon Mason aka B Mason studied Broadcasting & Communication Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before working at a CW (CBS Corporation & Time Warner) affiliate as a creative service and promotions producer. His passion for story telling led him to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he received his Masters of Fine Art Degree in Directing Motion Picture.