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Sometimes a product just screams how to be lit. It was a dream come true shooting  white geometric shapes on dark backgrounds…lots of fun with texture, highlights and shadows. We worked with Davidson and Belluso advertising creating images for their client Techlite Acoustics website. Here are screen shots of some of the pages as well some of the images.

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It’s time to share some new work. We’ve been busy shooting some large food projects for Sprouts holiday recipes and store promotions as well as new branding photos for Shamrock Foods launch of their high-end beef, poultry and fish product lines.

It’s the season of all things food, family and fun. Happy Holidays!!

Some images for Sprouts Farmers Market:

ribs-2  roasted-pear-raspberry-salad  sausages-beauty-shot-2  sticky-glazed-turkey  turkey-soup

Some images for Shamrock Foods:

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baseball-cut-top-sirloin

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The workshops have been in existence for 30 years. I’ve heard only good things about them and finally decided to sign up for “The Poetry Of Perception” led by Keith Carter. I must say between the insights into the personal approach to image making and my workshop classmates it was a truly amazing experience..in many ways life changing.

Over the last couple years I’ve been shooting a lot of personal projects because essentially that’s what got my excited about photography in the first place. I joined forces with two great photographers, David Moore and Art Holman and as a trio we give each other assignments, make prints and critique our work…this keeps us honest and accountable to one another to produce images.

The wisdom I carry from the experience is simply this: Be a brave image maker…don’t dwell, you have a life time to figure out what your photographs mean…there are no surprises in perfection…your photographs are your autobiography.

The images below are from assignments given while at the workshop and some images since I’ve been back.

UNDER SHADE

 

HANDS
RIPPLES WITH TOES

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PENSIVE

BREEZING
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TWO DOGS

FEATHER SYMMETRY

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I’ve neglected my blog for the last several months…been busy with work and lazy with the blog! I’ve recently been shooting a lot of jewelry. I want to share 2 recent projects. The first one came from Grip Design in Chicago for Archer & Swan Jewelry. We produced images for the website, look book and brochure. They were great to work with and the ideas were strong. We also have worked on several projects for the local custom jewelry firm 65 Allure. Images were created for their website and ads.

I love shooting all things shiny!!….http://gripdesign.com…http://archerandswan.com

Archer & Swan website:

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Look book pages:

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ALLURE PRODUCT

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We just recently completed a project for Moses Inc. for their client Arizona Department of Health Services which included some recipe shots as well as images for the “Eat Well Be Well” campaign. The campaign included bus shelter ads and billboards.

These are a few of the bus shelter ads:

THREE ADS

These are some of the photos:

ALL PHOTOS

Here’s a behind the scenes video during the recipe shoot:

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As I mentioned in a late 2014 post I’m involved with a couple of great local photographers who get together on a monthly basis and do self assigned projects as well as go on field trips around the state to shoot, discuss photography and of course try to eat great food…sometimes we wonder if photography is just an excuse to eat! We all have a great time and the experience keeps us learning to see. Below are some of my images from trips to Cleator, Crown King, Winkleman, Kearny, Oracle, Mammoth and Rock Springs.

ROCK SPRINGS TOMOTOES

LINES ROCK SPRINGS

ROCK SPRINGS CAFE 1

ROCK SPRINGS PASTRY

GREEN SEAT

ORANGE ROCK SPRINGS

DOG CLEATOR AZ

LAUGHING POSTS

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Happy first two weeks of 2015! We’ve been lucky to be associated with the good folks from Bar-S Foods for several years. Here are a few recent projects, web site images, packaging in association with the McCormick Brand and some recipe photos.

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I was in Italy this past September. I’ve never been out of the country before other than a trip to Vancouver Canada or Nogales Mexico, which is not saying much! My work takes place in a dark 2000 square foot studio shooting things that don’t talk back…still life, food and product. I saw this European trip as an opportunity to shed the constrains I place on myself in my daily photographic routine. I decided to take one camera and one lens. My choice was the 50mm lens which best resembles our own visual view of the wold as seen through our eyes. I wanted to shoot the people, places and tables-scapes that I immediately responded to without any preconceived notions.

My approach to shooting people was to shoot mostly from the hip (literally) I didn’t want anyone knowing they were being photographed. This was very exciting because I never really knew what I was going to get, and that didn’t matter.  I let my intuition and understanding of the field of view of my lens guide me. After each day of shooting I would go back to the hotel and look at my files and enjoy the surprises.

I let everything I shot be quick, spontaneous and completely composed in the full frame of the viewfinder. I kept a promise to myself that I wouldn’t crop my way into a better picture…it must all be there in frame or forget it.

So here are some of the results…Enjoy!

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CITIZENS 16
CITIZENS 3
CITIZENS 35
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS 3
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS 12
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS 4
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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS 14

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TABLE SCAPES 19
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TABLE SCAPES 3
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TABLE SCAPES 12
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TABLE SCAPES 7

TABLE SCAPES 10
TABLE SCAPES 21

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I recently had the opportunity to work with the good folks at Sprouts Farmers Market shooting people on location and yummy baked goods in the studio. We had a ton of  bread, muffins and cookies at the studio… we could have fed a platoon of carb loving people…in the end all the goodies were donated to local food banks…of course less the stuff the crew inhaled!

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FINALCOLLAGE

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There’s nothing like a turkey burger. Then add turkey bacon and guacamole and you have magic…make them sliders and you have three times the fun.

We’ve done work for La Victoria Salsa along with Riester Advertising of Phoenix for a few years. We all enjoy the projects as well as the creative team work on the shoots. This latest project featured Jennie-O Turkey Bacon. The shot is being used in FSI pubs in major newspapers.

A big thank you goes out to the crew that made this balancing act a reality.

FINAL FINAL

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