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: