Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’

Not Missing, Just Busy

December 12, 2010

Having been a little longer than forever since posting something to this blog and not for reasons being a lack of content. It just seems since June everything I have photographed has been Copyrighted, Content Restrictive or flat out not of interest to this blog. In the same time frame I have gained an additional terabyte of RAW images and yet still can not come up with something that is sharable for one reason or another.

Today while archiving I decided to share these outtakes of light & exposure checks, etc. From a magazine advertisement set I shot for Performance Machine Inc. about a month ago. The shoot went really well, the model had a great personality, the stylists were not bitchy and the client was gracious and I have been told that the first of these AD’s run next month, so I will damn well share those images once the client releases the AD’s for their upcoming 2011 season catalog to the printer. Having seen the comps I know the AD’s look awesome, my friend / client Andy Meadors was the art director as well as doing all the post production himself (pictured lower right).

Even in my documentary work lately there seems to be some reason as to not show the images, just last week I was in Mexico scouting a future outreach trip, yet still all of the contacts need to have a couple of meetings to decide if this is a viable project, thus the images are under wraps lest someone get excited prematurely.

BUT come Christmas Day Christi and I are in Las Vegas at Las Vegas Harley Davidson photographing The Broken Chains homeless outreach as we did last year as well and since it is a time donation, there will be no image restrictions and I can show you as many as I wish.

If it was not for my iPhone and the photos that get published to my Twitter/Facebook accounts, I would go into artistic insanity (more than usual) from lack of having an outlet. So go subscribe if you miss my images : )

Model Kimberly Girard


Rum Runner Ball

September 28, 2010

This past Saturday night I photographed a Fund Raising Gala on the beach called the “Rum Runner’s Ball” for Crystal Cove Alliance
These are some of my favorite images from that evening.

Josh & Katie

September 6, 2010

Today I get the privilege of photographing Josh Neilsen & Katie Foor’s wedding. The Foor’s have been a second family to Christi and I for a very long time and today Katie gets married!
These are a few shots from the rehearsal on Saturday.

Civil War

August 15, 2010

First images from a Civil War reenactment that took place in Long Beach California a couple of weeks ago.

Weapon Still Life

August 1, 2010

Nomads Here & Afar

July 24, 2010

Today is one of those days that I woke up thinking maybe working in construction or a grocery store would be a better option, 20 years of task oriented work and then retirement…

Wondering whether or not any of the photos or stories I have even make a difference, I have been mopey because because I have not had to hassle with customs, airlines and 3rd world inconveniences (joys) in a while and I crave an adventure.

A lot of you know that I really would like to tell the complete story of the Circuit Riders through photos & words, from the back of a bike myself. But the logistics of mounting a story about nomads in the USA is posing too be far far more difficult than doing the same 12,000 miles away in the middle of nowhere, in countries where I do not fluently speak the language!

Then this morning I notice a copy of Free Tibet Magazine in the mail pile and opened it up to see one of my photos as the main story, I feel a little better, a little.
Here is their Site and a link to a gallery of mine on their site.

— the shot was taken at a Tibetan school near Zeku Tibet

Lost & Found

July 7, 2010

This image has resided on my desktop in a folder without a name for a long awhile now. Which is odd for me because every so often on a day like today my computers begin to feel claustrophobic, so I either back everything up to an auxiliary drive, toss it away or shove into a folder labeled DMZ only to be tossed away permanently soon there after anyways because when that folder appears too full it makes me claustrophobic as well.
But this one stray little untitled folder containing a single image has been granted a pardon from my draconian filing time & again. Each time I open this folder thinking “what is this untitled folder and why does it exist?!” then I look at the image and think, I like this, perhaps it should be used on the blog or the website? Then I get distracted, never use it — repeat… Today the folder leaves my desktop.

Lauglin 2010 Edits

May 2, 2010

The Laughlin River Run 2010 edits with the Circuit Riders are up HERE

Laughlin River Run 2010

April 29, 2010

Christi and I spent a few days out in Laughlin Nevada & Bullhead City AZ visiting with our friends while continuing to document the stories of the Circuit Riders through photography. I will upload the bulk of the images up in a day or two.

Good Bye Malcolm McLaren

April 8, 2010

Sad day today when I learned of the passing of Malcolm McLaren the producer and or manager of much of the music that punctuated my life growing up. From the music of the New York Dolls to of course! the Sex Pistols, then there was Bow Wow Wow of which I once had a huge crush on Annabella AND little known fact when I met Christi she had this exact haircut, I have photos to prove it.
Christi herself was a fan of Malcolm’s own music Buffalo Gals and Double Dutch are two songs that still top her lists of “old favorite music”.