Monday, December 14, 2009

Fashion Accessories Photography for Legale Socks

Apparel Accessories Photography Services in Los Angeles.
Model is Gabby Hair & make-up by Cathy Highland

Monday, November 30, 2009

Invisible Mannequin or "Ghost" Mannequin Apparel Product Photography

Don't ask me how we do it! ;-)
Ask us for a quote! ;-)
Perfect for Apparel Catalog and online eCommerce Store Inventory.
This is one version of the Invisible Mannequin look giving depth and another dimension to "Lay Downs".
No large investment in post production Photoshop composting work either!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Old Fashion Frontier Hold-up or, The Bad Kids from Bodie

It's not hard to act out a Ghost Town Hold Up with your own kids when visiting the old mining town of  Bodie.
Stock Photo Image available for use license:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Michelle Baena for

The fabulous, sexy, gorgeous Michelle Baena photographed for
Lets shoot again someday Michelle!
Editorial use only:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

How can you resist kissing a puppy?

That "puppy smell" is pretty irresistible - You gotta kiss a puppy!
Fully Released Stock Photo Image available for immediate license and download:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

If you need BIG HAIR, you gotta start early, with coffee.

Getting an early start with the BIG curlers is important:
Hasselblad Camera, natural window light.

And we had a BIG (hair) day planned:
Kodak TMZ 35mm film - available light.

Hasselbad & Kodak transparency film - single Speedotron strobe head in white room.

Fully Model Released Stock Photo Images available for immediate license and

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just a Bucket of Bolts - Stock Photo For Sale

Stock photo image of a bucket of old rusty nuts and bolts in an old coffee can...
Plenty of room at the top of this vertical aligned image for copy text.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Model and Actor Jasmine Dustin

I've been shooting rising star Jasmine Dustin for a few months now and mostly while photographing eCom for my my favorite boutique client
On one shoot day in Manhattan Beach, both Jasmine and I were asked to help out the neighboring Nail and Beauty Salon Zenka, with a shot or two for them.  You're pretty gorgeous Jasmine!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Acer Circinatum - Oregon Vine Maple

Some fall colors on the Vine Maple - Stock Image available for immediate license and download.  Pay for usage via Paypal.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Libby Riddles - The first Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Winter 1980 - I had been working as a cook for a geophysical research crew out on the ice of the Beaufort Sea and
I think my schedule was something like 6 weeks on and one week off.  It was a fascinating experience full of
24 hour daylight, single engine airplanes on ski's and 60 degree below zero wind chill's.
I was just getting into photography at that time and was reading a lot about it and experimenting and taking lots of
pictures. I was also writing away for information from Brooks Institute and Art Center College of Design,
hoping eventually to pursue photography as a career ;-0

One of my breaks coinsided with the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race that year and it happens that I was
spending my week off with a friend who lived in Wasilla.  So, on the day of the start we decided to go and watch.

I had a new Canon AE-1 35mm camera and was excited to play around with the concept of "panning".
That's where you use a slowish shutter speed and pan or "follow" a moving subject with your camera.
When you get it right, this creates a sharp subject with a movement blur in the background.
The sled dog race was perfect for trying this out! So there I was panning away as the race contestants came swooshing by.
It just so happened that while panning, I got a pretty clear shot of Libby Riddles as she went by.
1980 was her first Iditarod race and in 1985 she was the first woman to win.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Frankie B Premium Denim Spring 2010 Lookbook

A really fun and energetic shoot for Daniella Clarke, Owner and Designer of Premium Denim line Frankie B.
Model Eugenia was inspirational in her posing, I had a tough time keeping up with her creativity and energy!
Her great posing made my job easy!
The results of this shoot is displayed on the webiste.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Unemployment Hits 10.2 Percent! Got Fired? or Got Hired?

Stock Photo Image available for immediate license and download - fully model released. 
Got Fired?

Got Hired?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chrome Clothes Hangers - Stock Photos

Thought these merchandisers clothes hangers looked pretty cool in a pile.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kids on Cellphones - Stock Photo Images Available

There's a lot of talk out there about what age kids should be allowed to carry and use a cell phone.  These Stock Photos are fully model released and available for immediate license and download.  Just click on an image to purchase.  White background, clean studio box light.  Two heads on the background and one key box light above camera.  Fill card front, center and angled up under the chin - filling shadows.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Charlize Theron for Guess Handbags - 1994

I had been shooting for Guess Jeans since about 1985. Parties, Fashion Shows, Lookbooks, The Guess Journal
as well as photo projects and catalogs for the various Guess licensee's.
This shoot was originally meant to be a handbags product shoot but Paul Marciano's office called me at the last minute
and asked me to find and shoot with a model as well.
This was great news! I would much rather shoot the handbags with a model!
So I called around to the model agencies I knew and managed to pull in a quick favor.
I also grabbed some of my favorite crew including Lisa Ruckh - Hair & Make-up and then wardrobe stylist Teness who 
has since become an outstanding photographer.
We had no idea what the model looked like. All I knew was that I had told the booker that this was a shoot for Guess
and that we needed someone spectacular and new. New is right! 
I think Charlize was about 18 when I took these photos.
Charlize was perfect! So beautiful and such a natural. Her attitude and posing was spot on for each idea and I could
not stop shooting. Thank you Charlize!
We shot in my old studio in East LA. Mostly natural light or single strobe bare-bulb bounce fill. 35mm and 120 Kodak 
Tri-x film. Canon T-90 and Hasselblad cameras.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Old German Handwerck Doll

Stock Photo Image of an Old Heinrich Handwerck Doll in a Cardboard box all in pieces. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fashion on Location

I really enjoy shooting fashion on location. Working with a new space and exploring the colors and the architecture.  Creating ideas and images with a great team and a beautiful model.  We go on location at no extra charge! Please inquire about pricing for your new lookbook! - Hollywood Hills Residence:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boo! Happy Halloween Everyone!

Stock Photo Image of a young Boy with Joker Make-up on, getting ready for school. Fully model released.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Playboy Playmate Roberta Vasquez - 10 years after and gorgeous

Playboy's Miss November 1984.
In 1994, Roberta Vasquez called me to ask if I could do some heashots for her. 
She wanted something simple and natural so this is what we came up with.
A very natural make-up and using a mix of tungsten and open shade available light.
So nice and so naturally beautiful.  Roberta was a genuine person.
She was happy and vibrant and sexy. I really enjoyed working with her.
Lets shoot again someday Roberta!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Feeling Frisky?

Being silly with a wide angle lens after shooting actor headshots.
Fully Released Stock Photo Image ready for Immediate License and Download.
Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 Lens

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Colorado River Trout

After hiking into the Grand Canyon via the Nankoweap Trail, known as 
I had planned on doing some fishing in order to supplement our hiking diet of freeze dried EVERYTHING.
It was nice to add some fresh fish to our ramen.
I don't know why these fish looked so different? Anyone? [THIS JUST IN 10/29- Top trout is Cutthroat 
and bottom is a male Rainbow Trout in breeding colors. Thank you John!]
I'll have more to say about the Nankoweap Trail in future posts.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Veteran Cowboy Actor Peter Breck

This photo was taken with a home made light box and hot lights on an old home movie light bank (3 - 200 watt lights I think).  
The light box was made from wood slats and a piece of white scrim material over the front.
I took this photograph of Peter in '81 I think. 
I was taking acting class from him at the time (to meet girls).  
I had an interest in photography during that time as well and Peter encouraged me to begin taking pictures of the other students in class.  
If there is a person for whom I could blame as being responsible for my initial inspiration in pursuing photography as a career, it would be Peter Breck & his wife Diane.

A More Recent Photo I took of Peter Breck
Peter Breck's Personal Website
Peter Breck on Wikipedia

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happiness is Black Lingerie

This photo was shot on medium format transparency film with a Hasselblad camera.
The lighting was a mixture of available window light and strobe fill.  
April was a natural and did a great job with her expression and body language.
We shot most of the day and got many different wonderful images. More to come.
Fully Released Stock Photo available for immediate license and download. Many variations available.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Apparel Accessories - Mens Ties - Table Top Photography

We shoot Apparel and Apparel Accessories. This Apparel product was shot on a table top on a white background. 
Please inquire about pricing for your line of accessories!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Going to Work at 30 below in the Artic Winter

A Catskinner runs through blowing snow and sunshine to get into the cab of his D7 Caterpillar Tractor. 
While working out on the ice of the Beaufort Sea you will experience some wild weather.  
Here, the wind is blowing along the surface of the ice, picking up snow and ice particles on its way.
Just 10 ft above the apparent "storm" the sky is clear and blue.
This is a common weather phenomenon out on the ice, north of the coast of Alaska.
Stock Photo Image available for immediate license and download.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Geophysical Research Camp is Safely Moved over Crack in Sea Ice

After building a snow bridge to disperse weight, housing and equipment trailers are towed safely over a crack in the sea ice. Geophysical crews work during the arctic winter when they can travel out onto the ice of the Beafort Sea, north of the coast of Alaska. This photo was taken in 1980 on Harrison Bay, west of Prudhoe Bay and the oil town of Deadhorse. A D7 Caterpillar tractor moves trailers, which are on Ski's.

In the winter of 1980 and '81 I worked as camp cook for a catering company serving Geophysical Research Crews collecting data in the oil fields near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. I was responsible for the diet and nutrition of appx. 45 men for up to 2 months at a time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Should Your Baby get the H1N1 Swine Flu Shot?

There's a lot of information out there about whether your kids should be vaccinated.  
Fully Released Stock Image of Mother holding her Baby while the Baby is being Injected.
Available for Immediate Download. Pay via Paypal.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Okay! Now give me your "Serious" Look?

Gotta love shooting kids! - Fully Released Stock Photo Available for Immediate License and Download.
This was photographed on a white background, 3 lights. 2 bare bulb heads behind onto the background and one box key light from camera.  This image has been knocked-out to a clean white.  Variations available!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tomboy, Pigtails, Fitness and Dance

This is a Fully Released Rights Managed Stock Photograph of a Dancer in Torn Jeans.
This looks like it was shot in the sun but I used one "bare bulb" strobe to capture this photograph.
Notice the hard shadow against the wall just like you would see if this were shot outside in the sun.
The shadows are nicely filled because the room has white walls and a white ceiling which allowed the light to bounce all over. No fill or bounce cards needed!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Apparel Product Photography - Invisible Mannequin

This is one version of the "Invisible" or "Ghost" Mannequin style apparel product photography we do.  
We call this our "Pinwall" technique . Please inquire about pricing for your online store or catalog.
This "off Model" technique does not require intensive photoshop work to achieve.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Residential Location Film Production - Stock Photo Image

Night filming with camera operator sitting on a boom.
The West Adams area of Los Angeles, California is popular with Film Production companies 
because most of the old homes have large, interconnected rooms, tall ceilings and pocket doors.

Below is a photo of the same home circa 1904-05:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Model Gabby is photogenic...

While shooting stockings full length on model Gabby the other day, 
I found myself moving in close for the occasional beauty shot.  
Tough to resist getting close on a face like this one.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Can a Jar of Nuts be Sexy?

Industrial Fasteners Catalog Shoot for L.H. Dottie
We shot hundreds of items from tiny screws to large in store displays.