First Friday Fotos - Silver Screen Edition


For our September 2014 edition of First Friday Fotos, we went back in time to Hollywood's Golden Age.

Naturally, we captured studio portraits in classic black & white. How could we go wrong?

Take a look at some of the most beautiful, sophisticated and dapper faces of our community.

Starring Macbeth Photo's Silver Screen Stars of September!


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We are going back to Haiti!

On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced an unforgiving earthquake that claimed many lives and left others homeless and jobless. Shortly after, Julie Colombino founded REBUILD globally, a workshop and training center, where Haitian people transform tires and old leather jackets into remarkably comfortable, durable sandals. In the process, she helped create a sustainable model to give people a living wage, and more importantly, pride and self respect.  

Flying in, Jim shot this aerial image of Port au Prince. This is a largely crowded area in the center of Cite Solie, considered the poorest "slum" in the city. 

Flying in, Jim shot this aerial image of Port au Prince. This is a largely crowded area in the center of Cite Solie, considered the poorest "slum" in the city. 

In 2011, Jim learned about the work that Julie was doing in Haiti, and realized his desire to help. He traveled to Haiti with Marc and Matt of Odyssey Creative to capture this amazing journey, and to share REBUILD globally's vision and the positive impact they continue to make for the lives of so many. 

These photographs from 2011 tell part of the story. And we are proud to announce that Macbeth Photo will reunite with REBUILD globally in Haiti on September 8th, 2014.  Let's help spread the word!  Although conditions have improved, Haiti still needs our help. 

Gate to Hell.  
Nearly two years after the earthquake: the majority of the population had yet to find a living wage, steady employment and were still living in inhumane conditions. 

Nearly two years after the earthquake: the majority of the population had yet to find a living wage, steady employment and were still living in inhumane conditions. 

John Robert, earthquake survivor and REBUILD globally Supervisor and Designer.  He is standing in what used to be his home prior to the earthquake. 

John Robert, earthquake survivor and REBUILD globally Supervisor and Designer.  He is standing in what used to be his home prior to the earthquake. 

Left image: The REBUILD globally workshop and training center.   Right Image:  Beks and Sandra with Bout hoping to beat the rain while navigating through puddles and pot holes. They were on their way to REBUILD's former sandal shop after their tap-tap broke down. Uh-oh. 

Left image: The REBUILD globally workshop and training center.  

Right Image:  Beks and Sandra with Bout hoping to beat the rain while navigating through puddles and pot holes. They were on their way to REBUILD's former sandal shop after their tap-tap broke down. Uh-oh. 

Reggie making sandals for the orphans at the workshop.  Julie tells us this process has changed dramatically.  We will capture the new process and report back!

Reggie making sandals for the orphans at the workshop.  Julie tells us this process has changed dramatically.  We will capture the new process and report back!

Julie makes everyone smile!

Julie makes everyone smile!

New kicks!

New kicks!

TommyCam™ captures pet portraits to benefit Pet Rescue by Judy

Every month, we're faced with the (really fun) task of coming up with a new theme for First Friday Fotos, our social media headshot event. For our August edition, we decided to go back to an old favorite: pet portraits. Because puppies.

The good people of Appleton Creative were so kind as to let us take over their hardwood-floored, sort-of-animal-proof office. Our friends at Pet Rescue by Judy brought along volunteers, adoptable pups and kittens, food, and information about rescues. 

And who better to capture the event than Tommy the Dog? Introducing TommyCam™– GoPro footage from a dog's eye view.

(And if you didn't catch the actual portraits– check them out.)

And, just in case you haven't gotten enough of these animals, here are some behind the scenes photos taken out in the main lobby of Appleton. Photos by Jennifer and Hillery.

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I'm new here.

Hello! I'm Marlene, the new intern.  Allow me to introduce myself...

I look forward to connecting with you on our blog and social media sites.  If you are ever downtown, swing by the Macbeth Photo studio (I am clearly a FAN of Jim's work) and say hello.  


USA vs Belgium Viewing Party – Downtown Orlando

When the Boston Globe named Wall Street Plaza as one of the top 5 places to watch the World Cup, they weren't kidding.

For yesterday's USA vs Belgium game, the party wasn't just on Wall Street– fans filled bars, spilled out into the streets, took over Heritage Square outside of the History Center, and even rolled TV's into common areas of offices and local businesses.

Jim alternated between capturing the craziness, defending his camera from objects flying through the air, and experiencing the waves of emotions that rolled through Orlando throughout the game. 

Ghost Bar:

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Casey's

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Wall Street Plaza:

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Hooch:

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Heritage Square:

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Harp and Celt:

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The Basement:

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