Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with today's Groupon: for $89, you get an on-location photography package from La Piqure Studios, including a 30-minute photo shoot, five retouched images on a DVD, and one 8”x10” print (a $225 value). Subjects may elect to have their photos taken at the Grapevine Train Station, Grapevine Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth Stockyards, or Keller Town Center Park.
Javier Herrera brings a photographic vision refined over eight years in fashion and commercial photography to each photo session he shoots as the principal photographer of La Piqure Studios. Participants choose one outfit and then contort their bodies into as many lighthearted poses or pensive tree imitations as they can fit into a 30-minute period. The Botanical Garden provides the perfect backdrop for an engagement blooming anew, while the Grapevine station offers a sophisticated setting for headshots, alerting agents to a talent train headed straight for Hollywood. At the end of the shoot, the photographer retouches five photos to eliminate intrusive boom mics and attention-seeking squirrels, burning the images onto a DVD and choosing one to turn into an 8”x10” print.