Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Olympia 3 Of The Best

Three of the best bodybuilders of all time; Dexter Jackson, Jay Cutler and Phil Heath. One of the many Mr. Olympia’s in Las Vegas I photographed for Bodybuilding.com and many of the bodybuilding and fitness magazines.


Back To School

Back To School needs have changed over the years. A street scene I photographed in Montreal Canada.


Vamps and Flappers

Certainly got my attention. I like this idea of wardrobe for a photo shoot. From the Facebook group Vamps and Flappers of the 1920’s, 1920’s, and early 1930’s.

“Actress Lorraine Marshall in the 1933 film “Footlight Parade”. Marshall was a bit actress and dancer in many pre-code film and early talkies, including “It’s Great To Be Alive” (1933) and “I’ve Got Your Number” (1934).


Randalene

I have said it before, one of the most beautiful women I have ever photographed. And I have photographed her many times. My buddy Randalene Sergent. Makeup and hair styling by Natalie Lyle.

Photo Shoot With Randalene Sergent


Mustangs In The Air

Flying back from the Reno Air Races a couple of years ago. Mark Moodie flying “Lady Alice” and Michael Pfleger flying “Lady B”. I was in the Palm Springs Air Museum P-51 Mustang “Bunny”. It would have been great to have been in another aircraft to photograph all three.


Future Girl

Photographed by me at Photoshop World in Las Vegas a few years ago. It was at the Westcott Lighting exhibit. The model is Chelsea Dawn based in Las Vegas and an incredibly versatile and very busy model. I sure do miss events like this for many reasons.


Helmut Newton Budapest

My favorite photographer, Helmut Newton. His work was unique, creative, original, as well as often erotic and termed “Porno Chic”. April 2013, I arrived in Budapest to be the special stills photographer on a motion picture.

As the studio car drove me from the airport through Heroes Square to my hotel, we passed the Museum Of Fine Arts. I said to myself, my first day off, I would go see this Helmut Newton Exhibit. Indeed I did! It was a huge exhibit including some of his more commercial fashion work in color. Huge prints in beautiful color it was. A great start for what was seven weeks for me in Budapest.

The Helmut Newton Photography exhibit at the Museum Of Fine Arts in Heroes Square Budapest

RCAF CF-18

An amazing looking aircraft, a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 visiting us at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Makes it easy to shoot a colorful exciting photograph.


Laying Around

Not unusual for me at all. And it can be very restful. Women’s shoe fashion photo shoot. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.


Perfect Poolside Workout

The perfect poolside workout with a perfect Catherine Kwong in front of my camera. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Makeup Artist Natalie Lyle.

Catherine Kwong poolside in Palm Springs


Bombay Beach Sunset

Sunset at Bombay Beach on a very windy and moody day over the Salton Sea. Hasselblad digital camera system.

Bombay Beach At Sunset

C-17 Take Off

A C-17 Globemaster III taking off at March Air Reserve Base. I just happened to be there with one of my Fujifilm X series cameras.

A C-17 Globemaster III departing March Air Reserve Base

Victor Martinez At Muscle Beach

Video I shot during a photo shoot for Bodybuilding.com. This was sometime back before 4k or even HD video. One of the all time best professional bodybuilders, Victor Martinez. At Muscle Beach Venice.


Windy

Photographing Windy. For you photographers out there; medium format Tri-X 400.

A beautiful and exotic Windy from our photo shoot!

Photographing Sherry

Photographing fitness icon Sherry Goggin at a wind farm in Palm Springs.


Maria

A Facebook cover photo. Love this woman, Maria Bertrand. From our photo shoot at Venice Beach.


Ali

I have always loved this photo. My buddy Ali Harris. We were up above Pioneertown in Yucca Valley CA doing a sportswear shoot. Makeup Artist Natalie Lyle was there too. We were all good friends and having a lot of fun. It was just plain getting cold and I gave Ali this blanket to keep warm in between setups. Just happened to shoot this photograph. The sportswear was great but I thought this was just beautiful. Thanks!

Ali Harris

At The Beach

A behind the scenes look at a past photo and video shoot for Bodybuilding.com. Here with two of my assistants and makeup artist Victoria Rubell on the left. And obviously a behind the scenes photographer. We are off to the side as the video crew was shooting.

The video was shot to promote BodySpace, the social media for people interested in bodybuilding and fitness. It was designed to be done around my photoshoots which was for print advertising and magazine and online features.

From here on the beach in Marina Del Rey, we moved to the famous Gold’s Gym in Venice for the rest of the shoot.


Cobra Attack!

I heard them but they were on me before I could even get ready. I got my iPhone out of my pocket. I had just finished up a day of flight operations at the Palm Springs Air Museum. We were just getting ready to close the gates on the ramp.


Those Red Shoes

She told me they were actually easy to wear and walk in. I sure do have the best luck with tall models named Maria!

Photo shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.


Fit And Edgy

One of my favorite models, Bailey Daniels. Both fitness and edgy. Perfect for me! My go-to outdoor lighting system in bright overhead Palm Springs sun. The Broncolor white beauty dish, one head on a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. Hasselblad digital camera system. My other favorite outdoor lighting is none, just the bright sun. I like the harshness. Thanks!

Bailey Daniels poolside Palm Springs

All Torn Up

Best use of thrift shop fashion ever. Styled and torn up by model Ambers Flowers. Studio photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!


Sergi

From my photo shoot with bodybuilder Sergi Constance, here in the desert near Palm Springs California.

A photo shoot that would work in today’s social distancing. Just myself and Sergi in the desert with no one around at all. Also simply done with a Canon 1V camera body, Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens and Kodak Tri-X film. Thanks!

Bodybuilder Sergi Constance in the desert near Palm Springs California

Fire Attack Helo

An opportunity I had to fly alongside Ventura County Fire. They had just filled up from a lake below. A huge Thanks to my buddies who made this happen. That was a tremendous flight!