Archive for October, 2008

Circuit Riders — Laughlin NV

October 23, 2008


These are images are from last weekend while in Laughlin Nevada and are part of a long term series / relationship with the Circuit Riders of the Las Vegas chapter. There are some earlier images here if you want to check them out.

The Key Maker

October 10, 2008


The key maker and street vendor of scissors, nail clippers, ear wax picks and numerous other pocketable items that he sells from his very small checker board sized table. The keys that he crafts are made with 3 small jewelers files and only his eyes to guide him, in which he seems to be able to produce his keys as fast as any modern key machine in a hardware store.

Hui street vendor

October 8, 2008


A Hui street vendor in North West China. The Hui are a Chinese minority group that are Muslim. Although it can not be seen here, he is selling live Scorpions and that bucket has maybe 200 of them climbing over each other. I have never tried it, but I am told that the stings from the Scorpions relief Arthritis when they are allowed to sting in the affected area. Not so sure that is a remedy I am ready to run out and try soon.

Project Ethos III — for the record…

October 5, 2008


The other day I posted about Project Ethos that yielded the comment “Just for the record this look was by me – Jen Garcia…”
So I emailed her and we talked and I sent her a contact sheet of the images from her line and asked her to pick 3 of her favorites which would be included in this post.

So for the record, I would like to introduce to you my brand new friend Jennifer, she is a clothing designer for Vim Trousseau and these images are from her Spring/Summer 2009 collection “Cosmic Girl”
Jen’s Website is here go check out her fashions and she what she looks like herself as well.

Rooftop Laundry

October 5, 2008


A couple of years ago I scouted a rooftop location in Guadalajara Mexico in order to shoot a 360 degree view of the city, at some point I snapped this photo I am guessing purely by accident because of the composition. BUT there are certain images that reside on hard drives that every time you pass them you have to stop and look at them and ponder. I have a workflow system that basically works like this. All images go through Adobe Lightroom onto one of many backup hard drives, then I do my sorting tagging and first round edits in Lightroom and from Lightroom the selected images go one of 2 places ” X_Client_Edit” to be worked in Adobe Photoshop or a folder named “possible”. The folder named possible contains incredibly random stuff like a photo of a TV remote in China, a recent shot of a models high heel or this shot of laundry, basically anything that catches my artistic eye or that of Christi’s as she watches the images fly by on the screen that go beyond the scope of the actual job. Well now my folder has one less image for me to think about and say “I should do something with that one…”

Project Ethos Fashion Show II

October 1, 2008