Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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President’s Day

President’s Day, so how about a video of Air Force One coming in to Palm Springs a few years ago.

Going Around In Bunny

Going around and coming in for a landing in Palm Springs. In the Palm Springs Air Museum P-51D Mustang “Bunny”.

When She Walked In

My buddy Cara Basso. I photographed her along the way for magazine features and print ads. Always reliably late, all eyes were on Cara. As one person said on one shoot with other models and a crew, when Cara walked in… “she just sucked all of the air out of the room”.

We Found Parking

We do get some more not usual visitors for us at the Palm Springs Air Museum. We did find parking for it; special occasion. An Embraer ERJ-135ER.

Perfect Posing

Perfect posing by bodybuilder Dexter Jackson. For a number of years my photographs were used weekly to produce computer wallpapers by

The Pit At Muscle Beach

One of my all time favorite photographs I have shot at Muscle Beach Venice. I was thinking I have shot tens of thousands of photographs at Muscle Beach, but it is likely well into six digits. Bodybuilder Marc-arthur (Moses) Dautree.

Marc-arthur (Moses) Dautruchee working out in the pit at Muscle Beach just winning the overall bodybuilding title for Memorial Day 2013.

Super Bowl Mustang

This weekend’s Super Bowl LVI will open with an Air Force Heritage Flight led by the P-51 Mustang “Wee Willy II” flown by Steve Hinton. This is Wee Willy as we flew up as a flight of two Mustangs on the way to the Reno Air Races 2021.

Close The Door

Close the door, it’s getting windy in here. Helicopter taking off from the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Hawker Sea Fury

A Hawker Sea Fury at the Palm Springs Air Museum a few years ago.

A Hawkeye Sea Fury doing a fly-by at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Watching Airshows

This is a good view for watching an airshow. The P-51 Mustang “Bunny” from the Palm Springs Air Museum.

“Bunny” opens the show doing a flyby of a giant American Flag skydiver at the “Wings Over Camarillo” airshow. “Bunny” is a P-51 Mustang owned by the Palm Springs Air Museum. Dedicated to the “Red Tails” Tuskegee Airmen.

T-6 Heave Ho

The T-6 Texan “Heave Ho” from the Palm Springs Air Museum. Photographed at take off.

Helmut Newton Things

A photograph of a photograph of items of Helmut Newton. My office looks much the same without the flowers and 8 ball. This was at the Annenberg Space For Photography in Century City CA.

Secret Communication Device

A secret communication device known to very few. Activating the system requires special inserts seldom seen anymore. Accessing the target of the communication needs special numeric encoding. This device hiding in plain sight in downtown Los Angeles.

Man O’War Visit And New Home

The P-51 Mustang Man O’War in 2016 visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum. Now it makes it’s home here at the Museum for flights. And we raced it last year at the Reno Air Races.

Porsche Event From The Air

A Porsche event at Atlantic Aviation at the Palm Springs Airport a few years ago. It was later hidden from the street side with stacked containers arranged around stadium seating. I was flying in the Palm Springs Air Museum T-28b Trojan coming in for a landing.


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Ashley Owens-Gulina Photo Shoot Behind The Scenes


Visitors ask me a lot of questions at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This past weekend the most asked was “what is the biggest airplane that comes in to the Palm Springs Airport?”. For simplicity I just answer Air Force One. People were very surprised.

Norway To Palm Springs

There is a good story behind this video. A couple of years ago Rune Optun from Norway came and flew with us at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Rune is a true aviation enthusiast as are many of us. Rune and I have remained friends across Facebook. And this weekend he came back to the Air Museum and flew in our P-51 Mustang “Bunny” and our T-28B Trojan.

This is Rune going out in the T-28. So I have to give a big plus for Facebook for giving us the opportunity to maintain friendships across the world and across time. And for our mutual love of aviation.

T-34 Mentor Fly-In

The annual T-34 “Mentor” Fly-In just this past weekend. Sponsored by the Air Force Association Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Air Museum.Developed as a replacement for the training aircraft of World War II, the T-34 Mentor still remains in service today as the T-34C Turbo Mentor. Many of the original T-34’s are privately owned.

Mustang Passing On The Right

Doing a flyover with the P-51D Mustang “Bunny” from the Palm Springs Air Museum. I was in a T-28B Trojan also from the Museum.

F/A-18E/F Super Hornets

F/A-18E/F Super Hornets from the United States Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 “Flying Eagles” photographed at the 2019 Reno Air Races.

USAF Thunderbird

A USAF F-16 Thunderbird photographed at the 2019 Reno Air Races.

“The Movie” “Memphis Belle” Engine Run

Shot some video last week as we started up and ran the engines on the B-17 “The Movie” “Memphis Belle”. This is the B-17 Flying Fortress that was in the 1990 motion picture “Memphis Belle”. At the Palm Springs Air Museum.

The Firbirds

NBC Palm Springs re-brands Hockey Team to be named after a tree…