Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Journey To Royal Screening

Please join us at the Palm Springs Air Museum for an exciting Workprint Test Screening of the World War II docudrama, JOURNEY TO ROYAL followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

The film tells the extraordinary true story of Lt. Royal Stratton and the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron who, over the seas on an embattled South Pacific, flew over 800 rescue missions to save the lives of 576 men.

Over the last decade, the filmmakers have traveled the world locating and interviewing the surviving members of the Squadron, as well as other WWII veterans, who share their firsthand accounts of some of the most pivotal and consequential events of that War. Their goal is to preserve the values of, and celebrate the contributions made by, the Greatest Generation.

Producer Mariana Tosca and writer-director Chris Johnson will be doing a Q&A after the screening for anyone interested in giving audience feedback or learning more about the making of the movie. Thank You!

Royal

BMW & B-17 I Have Flown In Both!

A BMW from the BMW Performance Center and the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” at the Palm Springs Air Museum. I have flown in the B-17 and driven the BMW on the Performance Center race track!

They were both here at the Palm Springs Air Museum during the LuLu’s Catering, Events and Restaurant season opening reception to benefit the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Palm Springs. It was truly a tremendous event!

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National No Bra Day

I almost missed it! Today is National No Bra Day!
 
It Takes Four! Sometimes a photo shoot is just perfect. The model, a very extraordinary gorgeous Séverine. Incredible makeup and styling by the globe trotting Blanche LeBeau. And not a time to use anything but the best photo gear; Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. As for me… one very happy photographer!
No Bra Day

Flying In A B-17 “Flying Fortress”

Flying in the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” out of the Palm Springs Air Museum this morning.

B-17 Coming In

The World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” arriving at the Palm Springs Air Museum from a passenger ride flight. Video shot with Fujifilm X-H1.

Art Patron – The Magazine

I now have copies of Art Patron Magazine where myself and my two photography excursion buddies are featured. A multiple page story with my photograph from the interior of the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley as the opening spread. Thanks!

Art Patron Magazine promotes the arts, artists, and cultural tourism in Laguna Beach and Palm Springs and reaches 100,000 readers each issue. Available in art galleries, museums and magazine stands. Read this issue online at http://bit.ly/31xlUPs

“Bringing the Past into the Present”

“Three Contemporary Photographers”

 

… a collaboration of Palm Springs-based photographers Dennis Johnson, Hunter Johnson and Ian L. Sitren, represents a contemporary approach to capturing the allure of the desert environment and the remnants of days gone by. The three are following in the footsteps of such illustrious predecessors as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis and master of railroad photography Richard Steinheimer.

Ian, the catalyst for the start of the collaboration in 2014, was scouting locations for bodybuilding and model shoots at the Salton Sea and invited Dennis to tag along. Both men, it seems, had been taking photographs around California from the Mexican border to Joshua Tree National Park. Hunter joined when he realized that he, too, shared their interest in exploring the unusual and extraordinary out-of-the way places in the Mojave Desert and beyond—up and down Highway 66, around the Salton Sea and into Death Valley.

  • Art Patron Magazine – Summer 2019
  • Story by Barbara Gothard

 

Fitness Marketing

We take it as common place seeing neck lanyards with company names at events and conventions etc. But that was certainly not the case 15 years ago at bodybuilding and fitness events. At one of the major amateur bodybuilding competitions, thousands of attendees, competitors and guests all had their passes on plain black lanyards. I said to Bodybuilding.com, let’s make lanyards and give them free to all of the bodybuilding and fitness event producers around the country, even around the world. Within the next few months and going forward, hundreds of thousands of people at these events became individual billboards for Bodybuilding.com.

BBcom Neck Lanyard