We got this far. Now what is the next step? Microwave?
That is why I am the photographer.
A very interesting story from Vogue UK…
“As BABY SUMO, a masterpiece reworking of Helmut Newton’s seminal tome, hits shelves on what would have been the photographer’s 100th birthday, Vogue asks if sex really does still sell women’s fashion?”
“It’s an interesting moment to rerelease SUMO (1999), the 464-page Helmut Newton monograph that weighed 35kg and came with a specially designed Philippe Starck stand. To meet the current moment, it has been redesigned: now called BABY SUMO, it’s half the size and relatively speaking, it’s reasonably priced at £1,000. (The signed first-edition of SUMO became the most expensive book of the 20th century when it sold at auction in Berlin for 620,000DM in 2000, approximately £506k today.)”
Read the full story here… https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/helmut-newton-fashion-photography
Flying over my backyard, a 1946 Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. It actually belongs to a buddy of mine. He said he was out doing 35mph approaches and landing in about 75ft. Shooting with my Fujifilm X-H1 camera and the Fujifilm XF100-400 lens.
The Moon photographed in the morning at 8:04am on November 4 2020 here in Palm Springs from my backyard. Fujifilm X-H1 camera and the Fujifilm XF100-400 lens, handheld.
Actually it was shooting photographs through my homemade eight inch reflecting telescope at the night skies back when I was 12 years old that really got me first interested in photography. Back then I had a Miranda 35mm camera that I had bought for $35.00. Funny thing that I remember.
I was the youngest member ever of the Astronomical Society Of The Pacific.
The question came up the other day; “What is fine art photography?”. I am not sure but here is my effort at it. The model is Aristodeme. A Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. The art print from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena California. I am liking my interpretation of it better than by itself.
A Chevrolet Fleetline parked on El Paseo in Palm Desert California. That is all I know. One thing about El Paseo is that you always see some fun cars. Classics, and I saw one red Ferrari, one black Ferrari, one black McLaren and as usual for Palm Desert, a few Bentley’s.
The nose nose what it nose. Public art on El Paseo in Palm Desert California.
Noel in a chair that has been in my life for 36 years. Studio photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Makeup and Hair Styling by Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau.
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).
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.
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.
Sunset at Bombay Beach on a very windy and moody day over the Salton Sea. Hasselblad digital camera system.
Photographing Windy. For you photographers out there; medium format Tri-X 400.
Photographing fitness icon Sherry Goggin at a wind farm in Palm Springs.
A Facebook cover photo. Love this woman, Maria Bertrand. From our photo shoot at Venice Beach.
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!
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.
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!
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!