Every September I followÂ Fashion Week to see what colors are trending. Â This year brings us a softer palette with hues intended to quietÂ the spirit. Â Check outÂ Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2015Â for a detailed explanation.
LastÂ Thanksgiving I passed on the traditional stay at home dinner and opted for a fun filled week exploring the sand dunes ofÂ Glamis, CA. Â The mix of the mad max mayhemÂ juxtaposed against the beautiful vastÂ dunes provided for an experience of a lifetime (which I can’t wait to repeat). Â Here’s an image I shot with my Sony 7R. Â I was less than ten feet from BJ Baldwin’s truck when I captured this image. (I’m amazed atÂ how fearless I amÂ behind the camera). Â I was so close I could feel the vibration in the ground as the paddle tires tore up the sand! Â The power of BJ’s Trophy Truck is awe inspiring! Â But what is really impresses me is his prowess behind the wheel that is proven by his multiple first place finishes. Â Thanks for the photo op BJ!
Sorry, no chocolates this year, just a few of my favorite images from my ‘Flowers in Oil’ series I had been encouraged to shoot black roses by a colleague for quite some time. Â When I finally got around to it, I wasn’t liking the quality of flowers or my concept. Â Frustrated, I went in a completely different direction, drenching all the flowers in the used engine oil from a diesel truck. One would think that the delicate petals would succumb to the oil, but in fact, the results were stunning. Â Details and depth were accentuated. Â Glassy highlights were the result of the viscous oil ‘hanging’ onto the petals. Â By the end of week long project, I had my fill of oil….which was everywhere!
For years, assitants and clients have encouraged me to shoot cars. Â Now that my studio is on the ground floor and has a nice roll up door, I have no more excuses. Â Here are the results. Â Thanks for all the encouragement!
As usual, Blue jumped up on the shooting table at the end of the day. Â He was a bit surprised to find a pool of water this time.
The new promo’s just arrived.
After 20 years of shooting…