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Sunday
Jul142013

Big Head's presents Christmas in July

Bummer of a photography assignment this past Friday night.  Big Heads Tavern, a neighborhood bar in Baton Rouge, held an event on July 12, 2013, which included a bikini contest on the patio, and music by Letters in Red inside.  I was fortunate enough to know several of the owners and organizers, and so was asked to photograph the event.

You can visit my gallery of the images HERE, photos are available for printing and download - for a modest fee, of course.  Here's a few of my favorite images from the night.

 

 

 

Thursday
Jun202013

Studio Headshots for Actress Julie Ann Fay

This is my friend, actor Julie Ann Fay. (visit her IMDB page here)  She is about 5'8", a gifted actor and aspiring screenwriter.  You should definitely hire her for your next project. We shot these a few months ago in my dining room in Lake Charles, LA.  Simple backdrop, three strobes (key, fill, and hair).

 

Thursday
Jun202013

Demolition Day, A Short Film

Last weekend my friend Seth decided he no longer wanted his above ground swimming pool, so it was time to take the thing down.  I recorded the event from 4 angles, this is a quick cut of just one of those angles.  I hope to get the rest of them edited together to show them all in the near future, but for now, this one will have to do.

I made it with an assignment in mind for a film group I recently started working with in Lake Charles.  The assignment - a film of any length, as long as there are no cuts. Enjoy.

Friday
Apr192013

Roadtrip! Rocky Mountain National Park (pt 2, wildlife)

Here's some of my favorite digital images from my trip last September (2012) to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  On this trip I was able to base camp in the park for 4 nights and day tripped to several locations within the park for some hiking and photographing.  

My camp was at about 8000 foot elevation, the day I got there, I found a white-tail buck about 10 feet from my picnic table just sitting in the shade.  That blew me away, the deer deep inside many of the national parks are ambivalent toward people - just the opposite of the deer everywhere else I've been (where people shoot them for food).  Anyhow, I was glad to get a few shots.

Later that afternoon his buds showed up at the campground.  They were between my neighbor's camp and their car.

I was taking a rest on the hike up to Alberta Falls, and saw a Stellar's jay in the tree above me.  Apparently these birds only live at high altitude, and have a reputation for stealing people food.

Another day I was wandering around in a meadow at about 7500 feet, photographing a little stream, when a herd of elk came grazing in.  I must have stood there for half an hour taking photos of the cows and calves (I counted about 30 individuals) as they hopped into the stream for a drink and pretty much acted like I wasnt there.  It was one of those amazing life experiences that I'll never forget.

Most of these were taken with my 70-200 on full frame A900, many of the cows came within 20 feet of where I was standing.  I found it odd that there were no mature males with them, until the ONE bull elk showed himself.  He was clearly much more wary of the small crowd of humans who had gathered.  Here he is.

Friday
Apr192013

Roadtrip! Rocky Mountain National Park

September 2012 I drove from southwest Louisiana up to Colorado to camp, hike, explore, and photograph in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I think I got some good stuff.  These are some of my b&w film images from a Mamiya 645E.  Elevation range for these photos is between 8,000 and 13,000 feet above sea level - not bad for a flatlander like me, living at about 10 feet.

Friday
Apr192013

Rebirth Workshop 2012 - Digital Photos

It's been a long time since my last update, and I wanted to show some of my work from last year, so here goes.

Each spring, several photographers descend on Clarksdale, Mississippi for an amazing week of creative exploration and challenges.  I previously posted some of my film images, since I've been trying to work in medium format black and white recently.  Here's a few of my digital images from the workshop, this year's theme was "Transformation" and the week ended with a gallery show with one image from each of the participants.  The first image is the one I used for that show, the rest were taken and processed that week.

And my most favorite "transformation" of all, at Rendezvous Ribs in Memphis, TN.

Well, that's it for now.  Up next, some landscape work I did in Colorado, September 2012.

Wednesday
Jun062012

Venus in Transit

Here was my favorite attempt at capturing Venus in front of the sun on June 5, 2012.  Lake Charles, Louisiana, 6:24pm CDT.