Sunday, February 24, 2013

Babes in the Wood: Max

This shoot was pretty darn easy: had a vision, a tire, a gaffer, two parents a willing model, sunny woods and a location with a steam train and tracks nearby.

Kind of fun stuff of note: 

1. Max loved the chocolate thing from Arizmendi Bakery.

B. Steam trains rule.

3. Banana slugs aren't always yellow.

these guys look a little old for train time..

oil heats the steam train which moves a piston. rad! Also rad, a hobbyist made this train out of iron and brass parts in 1978 all on his own for a project.

a train ride and chocolate bread thing!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hanging out in Sparks

Tony and I went skiing last week, then decided to prowl around Sparks, NV to scout and explore potential photo locations.

I set up lights at one spot, next to an auto shop working after hours to build a hot-rod tractor, but wasn't sure it was a great picture.

We then hit the opposite end of the building, where some dude was popping an entire carload of popcorn. Seriously, a Jeep Cherokee filled with massive bags of fresh popcorn.. I almost couldn't pull Tony away, but then the existing sunlight went behind the Sierras right as I set up my lights.

Then I drove around a bit and saw a very curious storey-high silhouette of a tall miner, did a block-around and thought the building across the street was pretty rad. Some editing later and this photo is now on my website:


the minor Miner building in G major

Retouching the photo of Tony hanging, I referred to older photos of him, and realized he's almost always wearing his leather boots. He wants me to point out that they are not always the same boot, as he has exactly eight pairs, leading up his entry steps: