30 Rock’s Dot Com (Kevin Brown) and Barbara in “S & Om”

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Kevin Brown, whom 30 Rock fans will know as Dot Com, came by my studio last night for a really fun photoshoot, with yoga instructor Barbara Purcell. This is all stage magic, folks — Barbara is actually a lovely, kind person*, and Kevin was having a blast. He has been doing yoga every single day of 2012 so far. As some of you know, I’ve been studiously committed to fitness this year, but my jaw is still hanging open at his commitment.

I can’t even describe how much fun this was. Kevin is as kind an open as people come in general, not just for actors.

*though with more Urban Master Manhattanite in her personality than standard Yoga Earth Mother, which is appreciated.

Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lighting: Two Sb-900s, one bounced, one through a Softbox LTP

Rebekah Jewell - Kevin looks worried…nice work Barbara! Great shot Ryan!

Kyle - I have no idea who that is but I’m very impressed that he’s been doing yoga every day of the year so far. How long is he going to keep this up, what’s the goal? If you tell me all year I’ll go ahead and pick my jaw back up off the floor right about now.

And what cool lighting Ryan. When I scrolled down I expected it to be a way more complicated description than what it actually is!

Mary Sylvia - This is easily the most hardcore yoga shot I’ve ever seen. Love it.

Johanna - Got to love the commitment – wish I had his willpower ;) Great shot!

Brian Kraft - Super fun shot! Sweet lighting– way to highlight the sweat!

Jen Smith - Never a dull moment for you, huh? Looks like you had a blast with these two!

Graymask - This is an incredible image. Just looking at the picture alone without the background one can interpret many things into it. I like you unique ability to make every scenes look rather unique and memorable.

Graeme Crawford - Wow look at the sweat!! Yoga is one of things that looks easy until you try it I guess! The subtle framing diagonals from the fluorescent lights in the ceiling are brilliant.

Kim Selby - Love this!! You have executed this to perfection!

thao trinh - Haha, I love the expression of guy! Love the lighting as usual…I may have to pick up one of those cool LTP’s myself!

Nick - Haha, she looks crazed! Nice work, Ryan!

James Gifford-Mead - Love your lighting and framing on this! And great facial expressions too!

Anne Marie Carson - The facial expressions on both of them are fantastic… the fact that he looks slightly scared is hilarious. Nice image.

coler - dope. you’re the master ninja of lighting that shit up. huge fan.

Crackers Comedy Clubs - Grr.

Derek - Awesome work dude!