Bombay Beach Aircraft
Many have seen this. However it is new since my last trip to Bombay Beach. I had to see it. Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea is truly becoming dedicated to the arts. Fujifilm X-T3 camera. I would like to fly over and photograph it from the air next.
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
I Am An Artist
I am an artist! Well I am in the latest issue of Art Patron magazine anyway. Along with my two buddies, Dennis Johnson and Hunter Johnson. (No they are not related)
A two page story with our photographs and art works from our photo excursions. Very Fun! The magazine is distributed in galleries and museums. Take a look at the full magazine here in the online edition… http://bit.ly/31xlUPs
Natalie Lyle Muscle Shower
One of my most requested photographs. “Natalie Lyle Muscle Shower”. The incredible Natalie Lyle, 6ft tall in her bare feet, but in heels and her long muscled body. Available high quality professionally printed and shipped directly to you. From 8×10 to 24×30. Also available for licensing. Go right here… http://bit.ly/2Gh2Z3o
Note: Your print or licensed image will be without the watermark.
Watch for more of my photographs to also be made available soon. Thanks!
Printing This Week
New large format photo printer coming this week. Many of you have asked for fine art quality large prints from your photo shoots or from some of my available works. So for those special requests I will now print right here so I can best produce them with the finest papers and inks and in my own personal vision.
Wonderful to see, hard to describe. A photograph that shows the movement from start to finish. The wonderful professional Ballet Model Viktoria.
Photo shoot notes… Makeup and Hair Styling by Natalie Lyle. Hasselblad digital camera system. Broncolor lighting with the Move 1200L pack and Para 133 reflector. Only the best!
She Gets Naked
Seeing that my photography sometimes includes nude women, I am occasionally asked “How do you get them to take their clothes off?”. It is a question I find perplexing. It shocks me to think that people would surmise that these beautiful women are somehow tricked out of their clothes and that they are not freely being part of the art or creation. It truly befuddles me.
To that point I just read this wonderful story in “The New Yorker” magazine. “The Opposite Of A Muse” by Anna Heyward. I am not going to try to summarize but merely use a few quotes to explain the story of Isabelle Mage. Click on the photograph to read the entire feature and see more photographs.
“At the time she came to Paris, she had never met an artist, and had been to few museum shows, but she collected record covers and postcards of images that appealed to her. One Saturday in mid-July, she went alone to an exhibition by the portrait photographer Jeanloup Sieff at the Musée d’Art Moderne. Stunned by the images, which depicted anonymous and ordinary, as well as famous, subjects, she wrote to Sieff, telling him that she liked his work. To her surprise, he telephoned her a few days later. She wrote in her diary, which she kept from 1986 until 2008, “He calls me, I’m extremely moved, surprised, I feel drunk.” She asked him if he would consider making a picture of her.”
“She began looking at photography books, buying magazines, and keeping track of the names in the exhibitions she visited. Methodically, and recording her activities in brief, elliptical diary entries, she sought out other artists, explaining how she had encountered their work and asking to be used in it.”
“By 1990, Mège’s collection had grown to around sixty images—most of them black-and-white, and almost all nude, as she preferred to be photographed.”