Playing with a little post production

14 images in this series. Seems everywhere I look these days this feel is apparently the current rage. So, not being one to want to be left out of the loop, I’ve tweaked these in an attempt to appear hip and current. Gotta tell you though, I once spent some time with Ansel Adams talking about photography and art and the purity of an image. I have a feeling that if he and I were hanging out right now he’d probably kick me for doing this to these images. But, ever onward! These images will progress through the series as you click on them.

Just taking a break

Had to take a break from a lot of product photography the last few days. Grabbed an image I shot of a relative of Christy and played with it a bit.

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The Livingroom

One of the shots we did for a restaurant. It was fun working with so many great people.

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Outtake

During a shoot for a chain of restaurants I caught this image of one of our models while she seemed to be off in her own world somewhere. I kinda liked it, so I thought I’d toss it up here…

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Kute Blackson

Had the chance to meet and photograph a great guy. You should really check him out. The planet could use a few million more people like him. You can read about him here. We spent a few hours creating some images of him for various uses. I had a lot of fun. I not only got to meet and photograph Kute, I also got to work with a great stylist, Melissa. We’ve worked together on dozens of shoots for clients all over the country. And, my buddy Al came along and helped me keep me on track. In fact, the shot of him in the post below this was a test shot for the lighting in the shot below of Kute. Very nice day, loved it.

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Al

Had to toss up this shot of my buddy, Al Mida. He’s a great guy, an incredibly great photographer, and just an all around nice person. I caught this image while he was helping me figure out what the heck I was doing during a shoot the other day.

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Men's fashion

Shot some men’s scarves today for a client back in Brooklyn. Our poor model, Michael, was wrapped up in scarves, trying to stay cool while we shot in 107 degree weather. Personally, I think he did a great job. We had a good time. These are just a few of the shots. Another full day tomorrow and we’ll have this gig wrapped up.

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Chevron

Spent a week in Los Angeles photographing a few Oil Stops for Chevron. Got to hook up with my old friend, Halstan, meet some great guys during the shoot, and get out of the heat in Tucson for a little while. Pretty nice week…

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Veronica

While I was in Kansas City for a shoot I had the chance to get one of our models, Veronica, in front of the camera a couple days after the shoot. We had a great shoot in an old warehouse. She is something else in front of a camera, we created a lot of images I really like. These are just a few of them.

Rehersal for NPR

My buddy, David Fitzsimmons, was rehearsing an upcoming show for NPR earlier today. I grabbed my gear and went over to create a few images of the cast of the show. These are a few of my favorites. Just click on the image to scroll.

Just for art's sake

Nothing to do with work, but sometimes the light calls to me… If that makes any sense. We had a stormy day down here in Tucson and the mountains behind our house were calling to me. So, I grabbed my camera and fought my way through a forest of cholla cactus to get to the top of a hill to create this image. Remind me next time to wear something other than Tevas when I’m hiking through a mess of cholla.

The final image is about 20x100 inches and is a combination of 70 exposures. Now if only I could figure out how to make a living shooting things like this!

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Autum and scarves

Shooting scarves for on of my favorite clients back in New York. As usual, Autumn is rocking it as the model. We’ve shot around 30 of them and have about 10 to go. It’s been a fun shoot.

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Very busy few weeks

I’ve been too busy to post anything for quite awhile. I finally have a little break this afternoon so I thought I’d toss up a few from the last few weeks. it’s been crazy busy.

First one is a product shot for a line of silicone food storage bags. What I love is the light I used; North light from an overcast sky. Does it get any better than that.

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Second one is for a bridal supply outfit. Just a quick, fun shot, but the model was great fun.

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Third one is one of over 20 shots I did for OneAZ Credit Union. I got to travel the state to photograph all of their branches. One of my favorite kind of gigs.

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I can’t forget the mascot for NAU, the mighty Lumberjack. Shot him in conjunction with the OneAZ shoot.

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There were a quite a few more product shots, an interior, and a few other people who were great in front of the camera. But, this is enough for now.

Autumn

I’ve been working on a series of images for a client who markets gloves. Autumn, the model in these images, did a great job working with the gloves. It’s not easy to model winter apparel when it’s 103 degrees. Way to go, Autumn, you did an amazing job!

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Great shoot

Christy and I worked together on this one. Shot cutting boards for a client in Utah. We had a lot of fun, Christy did an amazing job of styling, and I’m really happy with the images. These are just a couple of them.

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Steppin' Out

Had a good time with this one. Photographed about a dozen pairs of shoes for a client in Florida. Apparently, I’m way out of the loop when it comes to shoe fashion! We didn’t photograph a single pair of Teva’s (My favorite footwear). Shows what I know, eh?

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New Client

Ya know what's fun for me? Well, aside from basically enjoying life in general, what I do, who I know, and everything else? Getting a new client. This is the first shot I did for a brand new client. I thought it was very thoughtful of whoever orchestrates rainbows to drop one into the background for me.

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The 80's

I came across a folder today of a mess of shots from the 1980's. Had to share them. Some I recognize from shoots for Vogue or Bride, some from a shop over in LaJolla, some from a shoot in Chicago. They're pretty much from all over the place. Fun times. Especially the last one of me with two models from a shoot for Bride. I'm still friends with the model on the left of the shot, Tina. I loved getting her in front of my camera.