Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Shoot With Me

Most of you know me from my extensively published work in Bodybuilding and Fitness. I have photographed and done video with some of the most famous as well the up and comers. To say the least my favorites include the incredible Ava Cowan; featured in magazines, ads and on stage at the Olympia and Arnold.

I would love to work with more of you, it is always great fun too. So whether it is for your own portfolio, your fitness career, your company ads, or magazine features; send me a note here or an e-mail to Ian@SecondFocus.com. And Thanks!

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Yes She Is Naked

Shauna Toerner from our photo shoot. This is one of the instant film photos I shot for fun and I really love the look of instant film. This was Fujifilm Instax but I also shoot Polaroid cameras with Fujifilm and film from the Impossible Project which is now Polaroid Originals.

By the way Shauna is an incredible model and looks gorgeous naked. I get to say that because I have always loved the art of women nude or semi-nude in photography. For decades if you walked me into a museum and there was the work of Helmut Newton or some other famous photographer shooting in the genre of “Porno Chic” that is where you found me. The genre now also appears as “Naked Chic” and can be seen in high end lifestyle and fashion magazines across the more extensive shelves of a bigger city Barnes & Noble and major city magazine stands. Indeed a mainstay in the rest of the world, just too much for our timid U.S. archaic values.

Personally I like the look and fun of Porno Chic and Naked Chic and that is why I shoot it. I also like poking fun at society and it’s ill conceived prudishness. My only problem is mixing it in with my own mainstream work in such diverse areas as aviation, fitness, and bodybuilding. My more fashion work is OK with it. So I had gone back to hiding it away. But no fun in that and I have been around long enough to do what I want. So watch for more here on my Blog. Can’t put this on Facebook and much of social media, so you would do me a great service by subscribing to my Blog here and passing me along to your friends. Re-posting is good too. Thanks for that.

Photo shoot notes… Makeup and Hair Styling by the wonderful Natalie Lyle. I used a Fujifilm Instax Mini camera and shot about fifty. And they are really great! The actual shoot was with a Hasselblad digital camera system. Lighting by Broncolor. At FD Photo Studio in downtown Los Angeles. Thanks again!

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Social Media Content And Management

This graph is one direct from Facebook showing the growth I have created for one client. The red line indicates where I took over the job. Before that it was relatively flat for at least a year or more with very lackluster postings.

As a photographer, I have for a long time now continued to build my own business with social media. Perhaps I have something like 15 years doing it. As well as having been involved in building content and social media for my photo clients. So it was only a matter of course that I have applied my abilities to create content of photos, videos and writing to build and manage social media for clients as a regular part of my business.

I am not some part time guy doing this on the side. Social Media, photography and video is what I do. If you might be interested in chatting about what I might do for you, please send me an e-mail to Ian@SecondFocus.com. Happy to have the opportunity to just chat with you. Thanks!

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Surround Yourself

Much of what Kerstin has to say is mirrored by me. “Surround yourself with people of the same powerful energy”. She is one extraordinary individual.

A tremendous photo and video shoot. Thank You Kerstin Schulze. Big Thank You’s to the wonderful Estee Lauder featured Makeup Artist Blanche LeBeau; my so very talented assistant for the day Shauna Toerner, amazing hair styling by Phata Chavis.

Photo shoot notes… Photographs with a Hasselblad digital camera system. Lighting by Broncolor. Videos shot on Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T1 cameras. Shot at FD Photo Studio in downtown Los Angeles. Thanks!

Kerstin Schulze

Kingcobra And Bunny

Hey everyone! I am part of the team with the Palm Springs Air Museum going to the National Championship Air Races in Reno in September. We will be racing two significant and historic aircraft.

First is our P-63 Kingcobra right here in my photo. “Pretty Polly” will be the first Kingcobra to race at Reno in decades! Alongside will be our iconic Red Tail P-51 Mustang “Bunny” dedicated to the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.

We are on our way but still need you to join our Red Tails Kingcobra Race Team. There are great perks and rewards from our team Shirts to actually flying. Our sponsorship levels gives you significant signage too in front of a huge audience in the most prestigious Air Race of the fastest motorsport in the world!

So please check it out. It will be great fun and excitement. Thanks and click right here… https://igg.me/at/RedTailsReno2018

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Edgy Fashion Instax

Just too fun! Instant photographs from my shoot with Shauna Toerner. Actually shot about fifty. Love the look and so simple.

And as for Shauna Toerner in front of the camera…. Just Wow! Love her and will be showing more from our shoot soon.

Including more of the Fujifilm Instax instant photos, the photos from the shoot itself on Hasselblad digital and Broncolor lighting. Some video too! Makeup and Hair Styling by the ever impressive Natalie Lyle. Thanks!

Shauna In The Corner

Behind The Scenes YouTube Featured

Behind the scenes with Kerstin Schulze. An amazing athlete and actress currently starring in a YouTube produced original series. Featured in many major brand television commercials. A day spent creating publicity photos, and photos and videos and for an upcoming behind the scenes workout series. Watch for it, Kerstin is an inspirational and extraordinary woman!

Photo shoot notes… Makeup by the Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau. The amazing hair styling by Phatara Chavis. My assistant for the day, the multi-talented behind and in front of the camera Shauna Toerner. Video shot on Fujifilm X-Series cameras and lenses. Photographs shot on a Hasselblad digital camera system. Lighting by Broncolor. Location, FD Photo Studio in downtown Los Angeles.

For shoot inquiries, feature and advertising, please contact me at Ian@SecondFocus.com Thanks!