I recently watched a YouTube video where the creator listed sunsets as a cliche of photography (and yet he didn’t include old buildings, railroad tracks, the homeless…). Maybe he has a point, and yet I love sunsets. Have you ever seen two that are exactly the same, especially when clouds are involved? Each one unique in color and form, each one a moment that reminds us that there are beautiful things in this world. And as it’s just a collection of water vapor and light rays, are we not the beautiful ones for deciding they are such?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve largely been trying to catch up from all the shooting I did in June and July. I hate being so behind in my editing (I usually try to have a week turnaround), but I’ve done a LOT of underwater shoots and it takes a while to cull all the pictures I take to find the very best.
Meanwhile here’s a quick shot from this evening at the local 5 & Diner.
A caught moment at a rehearsal of my Cosmonaut Comedy cast mate Brittany. These are my favorite types of shots: a caught frame, Lightroom touched up, but largely real and minimalist. Just the camera, me, her, and slight touch-up.
Traveled to Windy Point by Mt Lemmon in Tucson for an engagement shoot. Nice park with great views of the valley.
Been a while, I know, but June may have been my busiest shooting month to date and I have the latest comedy show for the Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Troupe as well, so I’ve slipped as far as posting.
BUT…I have some nice pieces to show for it.
These images appeared in MMMagazine Jr’s Black & White issue a month ago
(We can get the tear sheets 30 days later.) Thank you to Taylor and Isaac for their time and permission to submit the images : )
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Sometimes a quick off the cuff shot presents itself and comes out great. Sometimes we plan heavily and put in a lot of work and it’s…eh. This was the former. My spouse and I were at a film shoot in L.A. in April and I’d gone to collect or dispose of something, and when I returned I saw her gazing out the 40+th floor of the Bank of America building. Quick snap or two and boom.
(The film was “When the Train Stops” which will be coming out later this year with Darren Jacobs as well as Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues), Rekha Sharma (Star Trek Discovery), John de Lancie (Star Trek TNG), and Michael Forest (ST TOS).
Sometimes I wonder, as I think all artists do, why we bother doing what we do. Does anyone really care one way or the other?
Then I see a moment like this. A souvenir of a proud moment for father and son sitting in front of a photo I made a year ago as they’d practiced, framed and part of an important memory for the two of them. I am grateful and humbled to have been permitted to witness and capture this moment for them.
THIS is why I got into photography.
THIS is why I pick up the camera.
Made some changes to the site layout as part of a reorganizing process. I just found the colors on the old one to be distracting. This is more in line with my preferred photography philosophy (more on that later).
Now here’s a landscape on the way back from Miami (Arizona, not Florida. I KNOW…I had no idea either).