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PERSONAL WORK – 2017
Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I pick a series of what I consider to be my best three personal images from a non-assignment single location.
2017 was another amazing year. I experienced a lot of loss, but that just fed my creativity in new ways. These images were shot within 100 feet of my home in October with a Leica Q – an amazing camera.
Happy New Year!
This 1952 Porsche America Roadster, as featured in the current issue of the Porsche magazine Panorama, waves goodbye to 2017. Here’s to a happy holiday and an even better 2018!
Here’s my latest Roads Scholars Magazine article. It profiles Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Thanks to Cam Ingram, Kevin Watts, and Randy Leffingwell for their continued support.
This month’s photo was created while assigned to a studio shoot of a Porsche Speedster.
Walking around the car, I noticed these framed mirrors reflecting certain sections of the Porsche. By using a tripod and careful framing, I was able to create the lead to a story I knew would be titled “Fill in the Blanks”.
Canon 5D Mk III, 50mm Macro EF f2.5 at 30 sec, f/20
P.S. This will be the last in this series for a while. It will resume sometime in 2018.
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EXCELLENCE 911 T/ST ARTICLE
Congrats to Nick Psyllos and his 1972 Tangerine 911 T/ST for being featured in the current issue of Excellence Magazine. Photographed at Luftgekühlt IV and R Gruppe Treffen, we had a blast telling it’s story! Continue reading “”
A big thank you to everyone at PCA’s Panorama Magazine for their amazing support. This Back Story photo and text was assigned by Richard Baron and made possible with the generosity of Ron Roland (1952 Porsche America Roadster owner) and Sarah Scott (older barn and younger owner). You folks make my job so much easier!
THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT
Here’s one that almost didn’t happen.
This shot was made on a beautiful February afternoon in California. It ended up as the lead photo in a feature on Rich Sutliffe’s 1973 911S race car. Continue reading “”
Here’s a Celtic harvest delight – a Gulf Orange 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 that magically turns from a pumpkin into a carriage of immense delight.
I shot this one at sunrise among the wheat fields of the Palouse. Trick-or-treat? You decide. Continue reading “”
It’s always fun to go out with the camera without an agenda. No ego, no goals, just play!
The challenge is to find a personal balance. Looks easy doesn’t it?
“Just shoot what you can’t help but shoot.” – Gregory Heisler
Check out my latest article for Road Scholars Magazine about an era when over 30 Porsche Speedsters would show up for a single event in California. With cameo appearances by James Dean and Steve McQueen, and Randy Leffingwell’s story of the America Roadster, the October 2017 issue is packed with lots of retro reading fun!
Here’s a story that seems appropriate today. Twenty years ago I hired a pilot to fly me over the Everglades at sunrise to photograph the damage from Hurricane Andrew. Continue reading “”
“As you get older, you really just want to be surrounded by good people. People who are good for you, good to you, and good for your soul.” -as seen on Facebook
PIGS (Three Different Ones)
It’s 2017 and the first day of fall. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been forty years since Pink Floyd released Animals. This album is still a great listen. Especially this track. All 17 minutes of it. The original UK vinyl sounds incredible. This is true for all Pink Floyd LPs, including the holy grail for record collectors, the original mono version of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn released 50 years ago.
One of the original master color photographers (Ernst Haas and Jay Maisel are two others), Pete Turner passed away today. He was 83. Pete made many of the most iconic jazz album covers of all time. Photo District News voted him as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, and in 1981 the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) awarded him its Outstanding Achievement in Photography honor. RIP