Here is a shot of Linda taking a little break from an all morning shooting session at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
January 1st was more than a big day for Rinehart and Jessica, it was also their wedding day. Held at Kelly’s Wedding Garden in Santa Clarita, CA, the two shared their vows in front of their close friends and family. Jessica and Rinehart met in the Marine Corp, and it was an honor to photograph their beautiful wedding. Please click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
Peter and I agreed to shoot at the Griffith Park Observatory, only problem, rain. We decided to go ahead with the shoot, and I am so glad we did. By the end, we were both soaked through and through, but still had a great time. Here are a couple of images that came from that wet session.
Last week, a friend and I hit the streets of downtown Los Angeles to do some shooting. It was more like a stroll among the buildings, every now and then, I would set up the camera on the tripod, and shoot away.
At one point we ended up at the Bonaventure Hotel because they have glass elevators looking out over the city streets. I was also looking for any sort of roof access, or observation platform from which to shoot from too. Sadly, there was no roof access to be had (legally), nor was there an observation deck. As far as the glass elevator overlooking the streets, well, it looked like the glass was cleaned with sour cream, and a cheese grater. I still managed to capture one interesting image from our 32 floor ride up and down.
As we were exiting the elevator, and leaving the hotel, we were approached by a security guard. He obviously took notice as we toured the hotel, and also noticed we weren’t guests…he had to take action. He said, “I noticed you went up and back down the elevator, are you guests?”
I replied, “No, just a tourist”.
He said that pictures were not allowed without permission on the premises. I almost wanted him to demand me delete my cards, so that I can explain to him that such a request is beyond the scope of his authority, as was the ability to grant permission to photograph the hotel; but wisdom won over my quick tongue, and explained to him we were just leaving. The security guard and his partner were quite satisfied with this, they puffed out their chests like proud peacocks fanning their tails, and had no problems invading my personal space in order to usher me out quickly. So, a photographic disaster of epic proportions was averted by these two fine security guards, and their diligent efforts to keep the peace. You guys ROCK!
Feeling rather inspired last night, I hopped in my car, and headed to one of my favorite night subjects. I slapped on my fish eye lens, and fired, and waited, (some of the exposures were a few minutes long) fired, and waited. This is what my world looks like through this truly fun lens to play with.
We shifted gears a little bit for Wendy’s part of the shoot. We concentrated heavily on the ink that she had done, which only enhances her striking presence.
I first met Wendy at a wedding last year, when I approached her to see if she would be willing to model for me, she said, “Absolutely!” So we tried to schedule a shoot before she went on a six month dream vacation to Australia (a dream for me at least) and when she returned, we wasted no time to get her in front of the lens. So, with no further ado, here is Wendy…
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to shoot a couple of stunning models for a boudoir pin-up shoot, and somewhere along the line, the hair stylist jumped into the middle of the shoot too. This was by far, the funnest shoot I have done to date. A special thanks goes to Devin, and Wendy, two models I have been following (chasing) for about a year. I am so happy we all got together to get this done! This first installment features just Devin, stunningly beautiful, and an attitude to boot. There isn’t much more that I could say, except that I would love to work with her again.
Very often I find myself watching a scene unfold before my eyes, and I don’t stop to take the picture. Well, I was driving when I saw the sun become obscured by this huge flag. Naturally I pulled into the parking lot, got down on all fours, and fired off a few shots. This is what I came home with…