Outtakes of art collector and Jumex fruit juice heir Eugenio Lopez photographed at his home in Beverly Hills for Sotheby’s.  If I ever get to Mexico City I will for sure pay Museo Jumex a visit where you can see more of Eugenio’s massive contemporary art collection.  

It always blows my mind to be able to see into different peoples’ bubbles even if just for a little while.  I mean…some people live with Jeff Koons sculptures (and use them to check their hair) in their backyards!  Not many, but some.  One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is the element of surprise.  The minute I think I know what a shoot is going to be like, I arrive and have a completely different experience than what I was anticipating.  I assumed Eugenio would be serious and uptight.  I thought his home would be a cold and sterile place, and I could not have been more wrong about everything.

Robin Williams © Mary Ellen Mark
Been super bummed all week about Robin Williams.  I never had the privilege of meeting or photographing him, but I grew up watching him and was/am such a big fan.  I love this photographic tribute on Time Lightbox.  It gives some insight into how generous of a subject Mr. Williams was which for us (photographers) is such a huge gift.  
I have many thoughts on the connection between comedy and sadness; the light and the dark, the ties between being funny and being depressed.  It’s a little more sad and more personal than I want to get into here on Tumblr so instead I would just like to send my bit of gratitude into the world for Robin Williams and his gifts to us.
Robin Williams © Mary Ellen Mark
Been super bummed all week about Robin Williams.  I never had the privilege of meeting or photographing him, but I grew up watching him and was/am such a big fan.  I love this photographic tribute on Time Lightbox.  It gives some insight into how generous of a subject Mr. Williams was which for us (photographers) is such a huge gift.  
I have many thoughts on the connection between comedy and sadness; the light and the dark, the ties between being funny and being depressed.  It’s a little more sad and more personal than I want to get into here on Tumblr so instead I would just like to send my bit of gratitude into the world for Robin Williams and his gifts to us.

Robin Williams © Mary Ellen Mark

Been super bummed all week about Robin Williams.  I never had the privilege of meeting or photographing him, but I grew up watching him and was/am such a big fan.  I love this photographic tribute on Time Lightbox.  It gives some insight into how generous of a subject Mr. Williams was which for us (photographers) is such a huge gift.  

I have many thoughts on the connection between comedy and sadness; the light and the dark, the ties between being funny and being depressed.  It’s a little more sad and more personal than I want to get into here on Tumblr so instead I would just like to send my bit of gratitude into the world for Robin Williams and his gifts to us.

Couple of outtakes from my Bust Magazine shoot with Hayley Williams.  The top photo is very similar to the one that ran as the story opener, but I always preferred this one a bit.  I think it’s important that we as photographers show the images that we are most proud of - even if the differences are slight.  

Shoot wrapped at 9am 👏 (at Milk Studios)
Shoot wrapped at 9am 👏 (at Milk Studios)

Shoot wrapped at 9am 👏 (at Milk Studios)

Dinner at my parents’ house.  (at South Pasadena Water Tower!!)
Dinner at my parents’ house.  (at South Pasadena Water Tower!!)

Dinner at my parents’ house. (at South Pasadena Water Tower!!)

Outtake of the beautiful Sandra Oh from my Entertainment Weekly shoot back in March.  
Outtake of the beautiful Sandra Oh from my Entertainment Weekly shoot back in March.  

Outtake of the beautiful Sandra Oh from my Entertainment Weekly shoot back in March.  

1st Dodgers game ever thanks to @lydiaburkhalter and @michael_schmelling (at Dodger Stadium)
1st Dodgers game ever thanks to @lydiaburkhalter and @michael_schmelling (at Dodger Stadium)

1st Dodgers game ever thanks to @lydiaburkhalter and @michael_schmelling (at Dodger Stadium)

Dayum.  (at The Autry)
Dayum.  (at The Autry)

Dayum. (at The Autry)

Wolfgang Puck photographed for Bloomberg Businessweek.  The story never ran which is a bummer, but the experience was pretty awesome.  Photographed in a frenzy for about 10 minutes during which Mr. Puck brought out different knives and cuts of meat to use as props.  He’d pick something up for a few shots, put it down and grab something else.  After a few different options he was like, “OK done.  You want to stay for lunch?”  He then treated my assistants and I to an amazing 6 or 7 course lunch at Spago.  So delicious.  They were nice enough to make a fish and veg only meal, and every course was superb.  Sometimes work is fun.
Wolfgang Puck photographed for Bloomberg Businessweek.  The story never ran which is a bummer, but the experience was pretty awesome.  Photographed in a frenzy for about 10 minutes during which Mr. Puck brought out different knives and cuts of meat to use as props.  He’d pick something up for a few shots, put it down and grab something else.  After a few different options he was like, “OK done.  You want to stay for lunch?”  He then treated my assistants and I to an amazing 6 or 7 course lunch at Spago.  So delicious.  They were nice enough to make a fish and veg only meal, and every course was superb.  Sometimes work is fun.

Wolfgang Puck photographed for Bloomberg Businessweek.  The story never ran which is a bummer, but the experience was pretty awesome.  Photographed in a frenzy for about 10 minutes during which Mr. Puck brought out different knives and cuts of meat to use as props.  He’d pick something up for a few shots, put it down and grab something else.  After a few different options he was like, “OK done.  You want to stay for lunch?”  He then treated my assistants and I to an amazing 6 or 7 course lunch at Spago.  So delicious.  They were nice enough to make a fish and veg only meal, and every course was superb.  Sometimes work is fun.

One more of Priscilla Ahn x The Gap x Filter Mag shot at Pan Pacific Park here in Los Angeles.  Longing for a gloomy day like this right about now.
One more of Priscilla Ahn x The Gap x Filter Mag shot at Pan Pacific Park here in Los Angeles.  Longing for a gloomy day like this right about now.

One more of Priscilla Ahn x The Gap x Filter Mag shot at Pan Pacific Park here in Los Angeles.  Longing for a gloomy day like this right about now.

Current status. The Baroness and my #takashihomma print on the wall in my office. Photo by @theminorthread.  (at Angeleno Heights)
Current status. The Baroness and my #takashihomma print on the wall in my office. Photo by @theminorthread.  (at Angeleno Heights)

Current status. The Baroness and my #takashihomma print on the wall in my office. Photo by @theminorthread. (at Angeleno Heights)

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Here we go!  I can finally share an image from my foxtv Season 3 shoot for The Mindy Project!  So beyond grateful to mindykaling for being an amazing subject that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing for almost 10 years now.  She is funny, smart, beautiful, sweet, dynamic, opinionated, honest, interested, and interesting.  I love her point of view, and I love what she represents as a woman in control of her image.  
The entire cast of The Mindy Project is pretty great.  Everyone was so nice and made a long day of shooting really fun and fulfilling.  Shout out to Chris Messina pictured here.  He can do comedy, drama, whatever.  He’s good in everything.
Here we go!  I can finally share an image from my foxtv Season 3 shoot for The Mindy Project!  So beyond grateful to mindykaling for being an amazing subject that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing for almost 10 years now.  She is funny, smart, beautiful, sweet, dynamic, opinionated, honest, interested, and interesting.  I love her point of view, and I love what she represents as a woman in control of her image.  
The entire cast of The Mindy Project is pretty great.  Everyone was so nice and made a long day of shooting really fun and fulfilling.  Shout out to Chris Messina pictured here.  He can do comedy, drama, whatever.  He’s good in everything.

Here we go!  I can finally share an image from my foxtv Season 3 shoot for The Mindy Project!  So beyond grateful to mindykaling for being an amazing subject that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing for almost 10 years now.  She is funny, smart, beautiful, sweet, dynamic, opinionated, honest, interested, and interesting.  I love her point of view, and I love what she represents as a woman in control of her image.  

The entire cast of The Mindy Project is pretty great.  Everyone was so nice and made a long day of shooting really fun and fulfilling.  Shout out to Chris Messina pictured here.  He can do comedy, drama, whatever.  He’s good in everything.

Jar of carrots on the sidewalk.
Jar of carrots on the sidewalk.

Jar of carrots on the sidewalk.

Priscilla Ahn in one more look from an advertorial for The Gap in collaboration with Filter Magazine.  

I wish.  (at Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles)
I wish.  (at Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles)

I wish. (at Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles)