Matthew Scott Granger

HOWIE MANDEL FOR WALL STREET JOURNAL

A few weeks ago we ended up in Van Nuys at a small industrial complex which happened to house Howie Mandel’s office in it. I gotta say, this office was pretty fantastic. Not only did it have a few small offices in it, but it also had a mini cyc built in and a recording booth with a mixing room!

As cool as everything was, the main area that we brought the EQ thru seemed to really speak to us. The mini carousel and general anarchy of the space was just an amazing setting for this particular shoot.

Let’s start with Sean and Howie doing our color card…

The mini cyc was great for a studio option..

The serious thinking happens on the ponies. I was really drawn to this piece in Howie’s office, come to find out that he has this around because his granddaughter loves carousels and it really reminded me of the Depeche Mode video for Personal Jesus.

I was happy to see that some of my favorites have kept their younger, silly side! What a great day with a down to earth dude.

MICHAEL HACKMAN FOR COMMERCIAL OBSERVER

A few weeks ago I got to photograph Founder/CEO Michael Hackman of Hackman Capital Partners at his Culver City offices.

This was a special one for me as I had no assistant for the day, the person that was to let me in was a no show and no one could reach her, then when I got in, I only had less than 15 mins to set up…no sweat.

We had a few laughs, I got a tour and we got some great shots.

MARC HOROWITZ FOR COMMERCIAL OBSERVER

Back in November I got an email about shooting Marc Horowitz for Commercial Observer. I was stoked to think that they were having me shoot the artist, but it seemed off to me. So I dug around a little bit and found that it would be a fellow New Yorker who just happens to kick ass in the real estate game.

Marc was being featured as he had just leased out the entire Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. PDC is now home to such tenants as A24, WeWork (who is leasing space to Ron Howard and Brian Grazer who will bring their film production company called Imagine Impact).

We were really pressed with time as there was no way of getting any set up time before Marc arrived, so when he arrived, he was ready to get moving. Oscar and I did a quick light test before we started rolling…

So, here we are, simple 3’ Octa off to camera left and we’re ready to roll!

DRES OF BLACK SHEEP ON WEEKLY RAP GODS

The other night I received an email from Frankie over at Weekly Rap Gods looking to use images of Dres that I had shot as part of a personal project of mine on Hip Hop.

You can see the images and check out the interview over here: www.weeklyrapgods.com

If you’re a true hip hop head, you’ll love all the classic videos of Black Sheep that they added to the interview.

Enjoy!

NEW PERSONAL WORK LIVE FROM LA

Tomorrow marks my official one month mark for living in LA! It's been pretty incredible so far in so many different aspects. One of the things that I've always loved about Southern California is its architecture and how it still looks so wildly like the 60's, it's something that I'm not used to having grown up on the East Coast.  I'm looking forward to shooting in these locations that have inspired me over the years!

Since my wife grew up out here, we have a large circle of friends and family that are only a stone's throw away, which makes it easy to round folks up to shoot and test setups with... With that being said, here are a couple of images I did with some of the fam.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.